HEDSup: Healthcare Educators Development for Simulation

This NTS pre-reading pack is from the HEDSup faculty training course, described below. This pack describes the fundamental non-technical skills that should be addressed in simulation programmes and is intended for use in faciltator training.

Further info: http://learning.wm.hee.nhs.uk/node/866 HEDSup is a 2-day simulation faculty training course delivered by Health Education England West Midlands.

The objective of the course is to support multidisciplinary members of staff in their wish to deliver simulation based teaching, developing a region wide faculty of simulation teachers who are speaking the same language, debriefing in recognised formats and sharing their expertise and experiences.

Do I need to know how to teach using simulation already?

The course will be of value to novice simulation teachers and experts alike. We aim to equip those new to simulation teaching with the knowledge, skills and confidence to begin practice and for the more experienced teachers we aim to ensure a common level of knowledge and approach to simulation across the region. There will be pre course modules and face to face teaching on adult learning theory, human factors and non technical skills, scenario design and debriefing techniques. There is no charge for the course

Course organisers: Dr Nicky Calthorpe & Dr Richard Morse If you’re interested in attending please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Non-Technical Skills Methods of maximising the performance of healthcare professionals have traditionally focussed on the acquisition of detailed knowledge and a very high level of technical skill in areas relevant to their practice. In recent decades, closer investigation of healthcare failures has revealed that short comings in Non-Technical Skills plays the key role in the majority of adverse incidents. The development of high fidelity medical simulation has reinforced this view - direct observation proving that encyclopaedic knowledge and incredible skill do not always lead to success. A deep understanding of Non-Technical Skills will aid Medical Simulation practitioners to design courses that usefully approach the subject. It also allows the educator to facilitate debriefs that enable learning around Non-Technical Skills

Published in Facilitator Training