SPRinT Attend ASPiH in Brighton

The SPRinT Team attended and presented at the ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) annual conference in Brighton from 3rd – 5th November, 2015. Dr Helen MacGloin, PICU/SPRinT research fellow, was awarded the Best short communications / work in progress prize for her SAFE (simulated and anticipatory frontline education) quality improvement project which involves pre-planning and role allocation for cardiac arrests within safety huddles on Rose ward and the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). It was supported by the evidence base that pre-planning before a cardiac arrest improves management and outcome and is part of the Resuscitation Standards. The success of the work in progress was in translating success from simulation into the real clinical environment and helping staff to make changes to improve care.

Dr Natalie Forshaw, anaesthetic fellow, won a prize poster for her research into perspectives of the value of interprofessional simulation training by participant background. Other SPRinT Team members led an invited workshop, and presented on the technician stream. The workshop presented by the SPRinT team on using simulation in clinical areas to identify system issues (“latent threats”) was well-attended over two days by delegates from across the country. The Trust was well represented with team members in attendance from both Paediatrics and Adult Critical Care, and had great opportunities to showcase the work being done utilising in-situ simulation as well as to network with other professionals from across the world.

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