We have the opportunity to film at southern central ambulance service at their sim suite in Newberry simulants is their simulated ambulance and is a great example showing how simulation based education could be used in other scenarios outside of secondary care this scenario relates to a national initiative around patient safety and in this scenario it’s not Ginty for trainee.
Work together in a high impact situation this Center at Newberry is one of.
Three education centers this one has a complete.
Focus on simulation and driving education we’ve.
Developed a course the phone course phone call stands for pre-hospital obstetrics and neonatal emergencies so we call it phone 999 and it’s a collaboration or partnership between the world berkshire NHS foundation trust midwives and the south central ambulance service education team we’ve been able to employ two midwives for a couple of days a month in on to help.
Deliver our obstetric training here this course predominantly is to provide emergency obstetrics and maternity training for those paramedics and midwives that work in our community settings whether it be their houses.
In the field such as between the hospital and cars garage forecourt is not an uncommon place to deliver a baby this course is particularly designed to improve human factors amongst midwives sound ambulance service and other professionals.
Including the bystanders and family members we also teach people about how we manage a patient both in.
Terms of their anyway their breathing their circulation levels during emergency childbirth we then go on to teach.
In scenarios from a number of different activities from normal.
Childbirth to shoulder dystocia we’ve done situations where the patients had breech birth or cord prolapse where the mothers had sort of eclamptic seizure and we’ve had to work alongside.
The midwives to treat those patients so I’m in my third year of training and this simulation really helps us during this year to really help give us the confidence that we need to go out and treat these patients on our own in their home environments we’ve worked.
With you know midwives that we wouldn’t come across day-to-day and we’ve worked with other paramedics from other services so they’re trained in different places and trained in different.
Together and work as a whole this is a good team environment I feel like I’ve learnt lay so I could have ride any six years ago.
And I had some maternity training but not so I do you really feel like my knowledge has been increased I think the paramedics in particular think.
We’ve really enjoyed just picking ideas it’s sort of from the midwives and talking to them and so you know picking their brains at every opportunity that we’ve had and.
Vice versa as well I think sometimes it’s one of those jobs that don’t come around very often but when they do sort of be on the bull.
Would know what you’re doing so I feel like having this refresher course and actually learning new things really beneficial but the start thing they get asked how.
Their confidence level what is we’re dealing with pre-hospital paternity cases and often we find that paramedics are worried about dealing with.
Community births you’ve got both mum and baby to think of a couple of people have actually written into the education team and the robots just to say actually they’re training that they received today was invaluable when they were faced with a community eternity emergency and that’s really good news that confidence that we’re trying to get across this is actually but we find that.
With the simulation both high fidelity and low fidelity simulation that enhances our learners experience South Central ambulance service was able to design and deliver and the first.
Simulation ambulance which we call.
Simulants in the country and we use that vehicle to deliver real-time and authentic simulation both here in the training center but also it can be driven to ambulance stations and.
Birthing units or returned to units so we use other technologies alongside simulants such as the eye simulator which provides us with a simulation platform that the clinician can connect and actually see what’s happening with the patient but we’re in full control of the blood pressure I think the use of technologies to improve learning is absolutely paramount we see the learners Millennials using mobile phones on such a.
Now they want to see bite-sized pieces of learning on video and acquire part of podcasts that they want to use technologies to refresh and repeats pieces of learning that they may have done in the past and ultimate aim is to improve.
Patient experience and patient safety I you.