The College of Emergency Medicine established a simulation specialist group in 2008 to explore the development of simulation training in delivering the CEM curriculum. The group has focused on the development and delivery of a patient simulation curriculum for the College for use with higher fidelity mannequins that simulate living, breathing patients and their vital signs.
Simulation training has a particular focus on improving patient safety through an understanding of what are described as Non-Technical Skills. The group has also developed training programs for the delivery of these skills that can be done without the use of simulation.
Regional leads have been appointed to co-ordinate the delivery of simulation training for their respective schools. The regional simulation leads will provide advice and support for those members wishing to become simulation faculty and for those wanting access to training.
The group has developed a number of national courses as well as integrating the excellent work that was already on-going nationally. This process is continuing including the review and revision of established courses. All have or are in the process of gaining CPD approval.
Each course has a director who is responsible for content and advice on its delivery. They along with your regional leads will give advice and support to any member wishing to deliver a College approved simulation course. There are a full set of educational materials including pre-course materials, simulation scenarios and evaluation sheets developed for each course that will be available to download from this site for approved college faculty.
We recommend all members wishing to be faculty to attend the CEM simulation faculty training course. In order to maintain CEM simulation faculty status we ask that you teach on a minimum of 2 simulation courses per annum.
For further advice please contact, Nickie Jakeman, Simulation Lead for the College (email@example.com).