Human Factors Initial Training:
This is the entry point into our 3 tiered multidisciplinary Human Factors training programme for theatre workers. Human factors training is not a one stop shop but an ongoing process. Previous theatre SCReaM training was aimed at giving a brief overview, the tip of the iceberg. The new rolling flagship programme provides comprehensive training, analogous to aviation, in an expanded number of modules over the 2 initial day training.
These 2 days of initial training are suitable for all theatre healthcare workers including Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Trainees, ODPs, Scrub Nurses, Recovery Nurses, Theatre HCAs and Theatre Managers, and can be attended within 48 hours or split over a 12-18 month period. On completion of the initial training, as in aviation, a day of recurrent refresher training is available to provide further training and an update every 2-3 years.
Initial Training Day 1 Course Objectives include:
Human Factors in Healthcare: the what, why and how
Soft Skills and Non Technical Skill Concept: the potential impact and advantages of CRM training and behaviour change for individuals, the team and patients
Stress and Fatigue: defining, recognising, acceptance and countermeasures
Threat and Error Management: types of error, recognising and mitigation strategies including briefing/debriefing models and checklists
Communication: Types of communication, barriers, close loop systems, and skills to mitigate failures