SEDDA

- South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia

Department of Anaesthesia - Simulation Training Programme

Dr. Crina Burlacu

Dr. Crina Burlacu - Director of Simulation Training

 

 

 

Departmental Simulation Teaching Schedule 2017

Co-Ordinator - Dr. Crina Burlacu

Synopsis: The Department of Anaesthesia SVUH Simulation Training Sessions are aimed at both consultants and trainees who would like to refresh their technical and non-technical skills in the management of common and rare complications of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine. The training consists in participating in a full-scale realistic simulation scenario with a clear pre-defined learning objective. The participants are expected to manage the case scenario according to their training grade and expertise. The scenario is followed by personalized feedback during focussed consultant-led debrief where both the individual competence and performance as a team member are discussed in a constructive positive manner.  Good principles of clinical crisis management such as leadership and delegation, team work, effective communication, efficient use of available resources, support from seniors, and regular review of patient progress are thoroughly addressed and reinforced. 

Timetable and Location: We currently deliver monthly Department of Anaesthesia Simulation Sessions on a Monday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 am.  The Department of Anaesthesia Simulation Suite is located in the Ward Operating Theatre Block.  Starting time is 7:30 am sharp. Please allow enough time for changing into scrubs which are required in order to get access to the Simulation Suite.  Breakfast is provided.

 

SVUH Multidisciplinary Simulation Training Schedule 2017

Training Leads:    
Dr. Crina Burlacu, Consultant Anaesthetist
Prof. John Ryan, Consultant Emergency Medicine
Mr. David Beddy, Consultant Surgeon
Sr. Jean McCarthy, Anaesthesia CNM
Sr. Linda Clarke, OT/CNM
                       

Synopsis: St. Vincent’s University Hospital Multidisciplinary Simulation Programme is an in-house collaborative training programme developed by the Departments of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Nursing in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. The training is aimed at doctors and nurses who would like to refresh their technical and non-technical skills in the management of various clinical emergencies of the type encountered in the Operating Theatre and/or Emergency Medicine Departments. The training consists in participating in full-scale realistic simulation scenarios with clear pre-defined learning objective. The participants (anaesthetists, emergency medicine doctors, surgeons, OT nurses and/or A&E nurses) are expected to jointly manage the case scenario according to their speciality, training grade and expertise. The scenarios are followed by personalized feedback during focussed consultant-led debrief sessions where both the individual competence and performance as a team member are discussed in a constructive positive manner.  Good principles of multidisciplinary crisis management such as leadership and delegation, team work, effective communication, efficient use of available resources, support from seniors, and regular review of patient progress are thoroughly addressed and reinforced. 

Currently we are delivering two types of multidisciplinary sessions, as in the following:

Type I: Operating Theatre Crisis Management for anaesthetists, surgeons and OT nurses;

Type II: Emergency Department Crisis Management
for the Emergency Medicine staff (doctors and nurses), surgeons and anaesthetists.

 

Simulation training in the management of PACU emergencies

Co-ordinator: Dr. Larry Crowley

Synopsis: The Department of Anaesthesia at SVUH runs simulated Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) emergency scenarios which expose the participants to rare but potentially serious complications which may arise in the PACU. These group sessions occur in a dedicated high fidelity simulation lab within the hospital and involve both PACU nursing staff and trainee anaesthetists as participants. The scenario is followed by personalised feedback during a focused consultant-led group debrief session where both the individual’s competence and performance as a team member are discussed in a constructive positive manner.  Good principles of clinical crisis management such as leadership and delegation, team work, effective communication, efficient use of available resources, support from seniors, and regular review of patient progress are thoroughly addressed and reinforced. 

 

Intensive Care Simulation Training

Leads:
Dr. Doanl Ryan
Dr. Donal Ryan, Consultant Intensivist

 

 

Dr. Andrew Westbrook, Consultant Intensivist, Medical Director ICU