In Situ Simulation

People worry about simulation, but it’s just for education – not a test!

Simulation is usually run by the education fellows. A consultant will help facilitate when available. It is an opportunity to learn, and can be used to complete a Mini-CEX.

They run on a Wednesday afternoon. You are able to book into 1 simulation per afternoon and will be allowed 40 minutes off the shop floor to attend.

We run scenarios that are common presentations to the ED. Not all cases end in cardiac arrest!

Simulations are run in Bay 5 of the Emergency Room unless otherwise stated (if there is a change of venue for any reason then we will contact you).

Occasionally the pressure on the department means that resus is occasionally full and simulation cannot be conducted. We will either try to provide another form of education but it may be necessary to cancel the session. If this is the case, we will contact you.

How it works

  1. Prior to your simulation, we will talk you through our sim-man and what he is and isn’t capable of so you know what to expect during the simulation.

  2. You will be expected to be yourself, with capabilities of your current grade. If you feel you need help ask for it!

  3. Treat sim-man as a real patient – he will talk to you!

  4. There will be as few faculty as possible in the simulation bay to make it as realistic as possible.

  5. Simulations are run in realtime. There is no ‘fast-forwarding’ as with many life support courses.

  6. You can send us a Mini-CEX assessment to complete based on the simulation (for CT3 ED trainees, please note that the cardiac arrest and trauma assessments will not be able to be done as simulation. They can add to evidence, but you will need an assessment on real patients for these curriculum items).