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Training courses and resources.

Below is a list of training courses delivered at our North East Simulation Centres.

  • The Clinical Simulation Centre CDDFT
    The Clinical Simulation Centre is a state of the art hi-fidelity simulation centre based at Bishop Aukland Hospital that was transformed from a ward into flexible, realistic teaching environment. The CSC aims to: "Provide a simulated environment for teams and individuals to learn, develop and be assessed in delivering high quality, safe, effective patient care" The CSC is a fantastic resource that provides opportunities for multi-disciplinary education and training, it explores opportunities in which the centre can enhance staff and student learning in a simulated environment. The CSC hosts a variety of teaching opportunities; Undergraduate Medical School examinations and assessments; Multi-professional courses from basic clinical skills training days to high fidelity team scenarios and external bookings. Address: Bishop Auckland Hospital Cockton Hill Road DL14 6AD 013884 55722 Key contacts: Derek Randles, Clinical Lead in Simulation, Consultant Anaesthetist John Lewandowski, Lead Nurse in Simulation Craig Dores, Simulation and Immersive Technician
  • Clinical Skills Centre – Northumbria University
    The Clinical Skills Centre at Northumbria University has been established for over ten years and through a continued commitment to create and maintain a state of the art centre for clinical skills training and simulation-based education (SBE) that offers a wide range of contemporary learning environments for all healthcare practitioners. The centre is comprised of two separate facilities on Coach Lane Campus, the Clinical Skills Centre and the Knowledge Exchange Hub. The latter has been specifically developed as an off timetable flexible simulation space that can be booked by external partners for SBE and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. Combined they comprise of seven flexible simulation suites, each with their own control and observation room, together with a number of specialist rooms that all have full audio visual support. These rooms include an Immersive Interactive™ suite, five consultation rooms, a six bedded ward, a peri-operative and anaesthetic suite, a community room, a large lecture theatre and a range of flexible classrooms/clinical skills rooms. In addition, the extensive range of part task trainers, patient simulators and virtual technologies enable a range of clinical contexts to be simulated, thus capturing the breadth of clinical practice. Further information is available on the website Address: Coach Lane Campus East Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XA Key contacts: Dr Alan Platt, Associate Professor and Head of Clinical Simulation 0191 2156677 The SimTech Team
  • DASH ( Dinwoodie Assessment and Simulation Hub)
    DASH at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust opened in September 2016, it is a modern and unique centre based in a hospital setting. The centre provides a simulated environment for teams and individuals to learn, develop and be assessed in delivering high quality, safe and effective patient care. DASH is available to all healthcare professionals to utilise for clinical skills and simulation-based education, this includes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and exams. DASH has two 5 bedded wards with SMOTS ceiling and mobile cameras; two individual control rooms; a state-of-the-art Gener8 interactive suite and a variety of flexible teaching spaces for different sized groups. Most rooms have presentation capabilities in the form of screens and projectors. DASH also has a wet room for animal tissue preparation for surgical skills training. We have a wide selection of part task trainers; adult and child manikins; ultrasound simulators and clinical props to make scenarios as realistic as possible. DASH has a full-time manager and a full-time simulation technician to help facilitate and make courses run smoothly. Address: Wansbeck General Hospital, Woodhorn Lane Ashington NE63 9JJ Key contacts: Nichola Jenkins, DASH Manager Brandon Tribley, DASH Simulation Technician 01670 529282 / 01670 529730 Twitter: Facebook:
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital's Trust Simulation Centres
    Our simulation centres offer face-to-face and online training programmes, as well as bespoke course development and technical support. High quality simulation training has been provided by Newcastle Hospitals since 2012 and we have continued to develop our training portfolio over the years. Our expert trainers run two purpose-built simulation centres at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital. Our facilities offer state of the art equipment allowing us to replicate a comprehensive range of scenarios. We can introduce clinical staff to critical situations, such as the onset of severe chest pain, and teach them how to manage interventions and techniques. This means recreating realistic scenarios set in a safe and non-threatening environment. These are carefully managed in purpose built training rooms, using simulation manikins which reproduce clinical symptoms. Non-clinical sessions can focus on team building, multi-professional working and systems leadership development using a variety of scenarios. Each session is captured on video and can be streamed via a live feed to the adjacent training rooms or online virtual rooms, enabling a detailed evaluation of the scenario so that learning can be shared with all participants simultaneously. It’s not only our own staff who benefit from in-house simulation training. We offer our services to colleagues in the integrated health care system across the region, including our partners in primary care, community based services, and the voluntary sector. Addresses: Royal Victoria Infirmary Queen Victoria Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP Freeman Rd, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN 0191 213 8129 Twitter/X: @NUTH_Sim
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