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Simulation

First in-situ Simulation Training Session

23 December 2013

Our recently purchased simulation manikin, Hal, has just enjoyed his first working trip out of the Rosen Skills Room.

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As well as having dashing looks (for a manikin), Hal can breathe, talk and blink and has audible breath and heart sounds, palpable pulses and measurable blood pressure, oxygen saturation, cardiac electrical activity and expired CO2. All these features make him ideal for training staff in their own workplace.

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Our first in-situ training session has been delivered in a dental sedation suite with the aim of facilitating reflection on non-technical skills and potential system failures. All involved in the teaching enjoyed the experience greatly and its outcomes are expected to further contribute to patient safety in that already sound environment.

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Dr Cristina Diaz-Navarro