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0174 Multi-disciplinary High Fidelity Paediatric Simulation Teaching Integrated With In Regular Teaching Programme For Junior Doctors In A Busy District General Hospital
  1. Mudiyur Gopi,
  2. Girish Sadhu,
  3. Prakash Kamath
  1. Pennine Acute NHS Trust, Manchester, UK


We have observed that trainees benefited more from having regular multi-disciplinary high fidelity Paediatric teaching sessions which are integrated with in the teaching program instead of relying only during induction life support teaching. We have feedback scores and comments that reflect this and hence we have planned to do a questionnaire specifically formulating this in our final training session for this term in July.

Short communications/work in progress Paediatric high fidelity simulation has become an important teaching tool for junior doctors increasingly being used in many hospitals in United Kingdom. Paediatric trainees are expected to learn acute life support and critical care scenarios through out their Paediatric placements. Each hospital has an induction program which usually attempts to cover the new born and paediatric life support training. We have found that the trainees benefit more with multi -disciplinary high fidelity simulation training. We have a feed back from the trainees which supports this view and we intend to obtain more information by questionnaire in our last session for this term in July.

Technical innovations/tech room topics We are a busy district general hospital and we conduct three multi disciplinary Paediatric training sessions on acute Paediatric and new born life support scenarios in a six month term for junior doctors’ teaching program. We have been collecting feed back data for the past two years and there has been consistently positive towards simulation based training as supposed to induction life support training.

Poster presentations Royal colleges and deaneries in the United Kingdom should encourage resourced district general hospitals to utilise high fidelity multi disciplinary simulation teaching and not to rely on induction teachings alone.


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  3. Salisbury, Emma, Andrew Frankel. "Just how prepared can we expect new medical graduates to be?." Postgraduate medical journal 88.1041 (2012): 363–364

  • Category: Course or curriculum evaluation/innovation/integration

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