Should we do CPR?
Is NIV possible?
Alternatives to nebs?
Thresholds for IPPV?
Ceilings of care?
Treating a sick colleague?
It helps us practice (eg PPE)
It answers colleagues questions and anxieties.
It tests our processes (we have changed almost everything as a result of the simulations)
It shows that we own the problem
It shows that we want people to be trained and we value their work and skills.
It shows where we still have gaps and concerns.
Ensure that any external visitors are well briefed. They may not understand how sim works or how an ED works. That can be problematic if they don’t understand.
Don’t allow late walk ins (see point above)
Make sure that you allow 1:1 conversations later as
We’ve had suspected patients similar to our regular sim patient. We still have much to learn, refine and adapt, but I’m so grateful to my colleagues (esp Siv and Nandini) who have taken a grip of local training such that we are getting prepared.
Not sure if used in anaesthetic circuits. Thoughts?