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0172 This Is What I Learnt Multi-professional Multi-speciality In-situ Simulation What Did Each Group Learn From The Session?
  1. Yvonne Moulds,
  2. Julie Mardon
  1. University Hospital Crosshouse, Ayrshire and Arran, UK


Background/context The authors wondered whether take home messages varied in a multi professional group after in situ simulation.

Method An in situ high fidelity simulation scenario was delivered to a group of emergency department (ED) and clinical decision unit (CDU) nurses and medical staff to enable safe introduction of a new Allergy pathway for the CDU. The participants were interviewed to explore individual learning. The next phase of the study was to conduct a face to face interview asking staff about technical and non technical learning gained during the simulation session. The interview was recorded and transcribed word for word. A qualitative analysis of the recorded interview for all groups of staff was subsequently performed.

As mentioned a qualitative analysis of the recorded interview for all groups of staff was subsequently performed. Themes centred around technical and nontechnical skills were looked at. An example of a word le illustrating learning from an interview with junior ED doctors is shown below.

Results Wordless will be shown reflecting qualitative analysis of standard interviews for all the groups involved the FY2 doctors focussed on technical skills required to manage the scenario; the nursing staff focussed more on the learning from the other department as well as team working and finally the senior medical staff reflected on non technical skills such as team working and situational awareness. It was interesting to note that the themes of learning were so different in the different grades and professions giving some insight into scenario design and the importance of tailoring learning objectives according to the characteristics of the learners.

Impact When designing an in situ simulation programme for multi disciplinary team it is important to consider the different take home messages according to discipline and grade.


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  2. Learning from a Near Miss: A Workplace Based Simulation Training Programme for Emergency Department Nurses designed to ensure excellent patient care: J Gordon, J Mardon, L Train, E McIlwraith. Fifth International Clinical Skills Conference Prato

  • Category: Course or curriculum evaluation/innovation/integration

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