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SCReaM Theatre

Human Factors Initial Training: 

Day 1

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

Initial Training Day 1 Special Introductory Rates*:


 Scrub Nurses/ODPs/HCAs/Recovery Staff £95 , 

Trainees/NCCG £150

Consultants £175



Scrub nurses/ODPs/HCAs/Recovery Staff £119 

Consultants £219

*30% discount for Initial Training Day 2 when booked at the same time


To apply for this level: Please follow the links below.

For all RSCH Theatre Staff:

All RSCH staff are subsidised and can attend at no charge whilst in RSCH employment. Clinicians, please complete the RSCH Theatre Clinician Only Application Form and apply for S/L using the normal process. Scrub nurses, ODPs, theatre nursing staff and HCAs please inform your team lead / line manager who will liaise with Practice Development Nurse, Izzy Brookes (ODP). Should Theatre or Recovery nursing staff / HCAs or ODPs in main theatres or DSU wish to attend on an off day, please ensure you are registered on bank and fill out the RSCH Bank Theatre Nursing Application Form.


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