We have agreed with Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital to fund some simulation kits for them. The principle behind simulation training is that it allows all of the different disciplines involved in the care of an acutely ill child; doctors, nurses, paramedics etc. to train for those crisis situations which are infrequent but very high stake. Training is much more impactful when it’s delivered in real environments; the Emergency Department, High dependency ward, theatres etc.
This type of equipment is provided by the NHS but more realistic equipment is advantageous because it is much more representative of the scenario the clinician would face in real life.