Table 1

Summary of standard on-call training and on-call training with the addition of SBE

Standard on-call training (provided in 2012)On-call training with the addition of SBE (provided in 2013)
  • Four training sessions provided quarterly.

  • 90 min training sessions:

    • Paper-based scenarios;

    • Paediatric update;

    • MDA competencies for equipment;

    • Practical skills refresher.

  • Mixed experience and specialty groups.

  • Total of 6 hours of training.

  • Three training sessions provided four monthly interspersing SBE sessions.

  • 1 hour long:

    • o MDA competencies;

    • o Paediatric update;

    • o Practical skills refresher.

  • In addition, two SBE training sessions lasting 3 ½ hours each spaced 6 months apart.

  • Four to five candidates in a group for SBE.

  • Mixed experience and specialty groups.

  • Total 10 hours training.

  • MDA, Medical Devices Agency; SBE, simulation-based education.