Medical Student Simulation Program
The Medical Student Simulation Program is offered to medicine, surgery, paediatric, O&G and A&E students who are doing their rotations at Royal Surrey County Hospital. We delivery high-fidelity simulation teaching to medical students from St. George's and Southampton medical school. Our scenarios are mapped to the medical school curricula making them more useful and relevant to the students. We organise for each student to attend 2 sessions:
Session 1: Introduction to simulation and the critically unwell patient
All students now receive an “Introduction to simulation and the critically unwell patient”. This is an interactive session with a member of faculty in the sim room taking students through an A-E approach to a sick patient. First, students familiarise themselves with the simulation environment, the mannequins, available resources (both electronic in the form of the redbook, microgruide etc; and human in the form of the seniors available through the simulation switchboard), and the realism which is involved. Secondly, medical students are introduced to the practical aspects of an A-E approach to a sick patient. This begins with an introduction to patient observation/monitoring systems, to the use of the A-E approach, to basic oxygen delivery methods, airway adjuncts etc. The session ends with clinical scenarios which tests their learning.
Session 2: Specialty-relevant scenario session
Medicine, surgery and A&E students then will also receive scenarios around common emergencies. Paediatric and obstetric students will have a session related to their specialty. Critical care students will have an additional session covering critical care scenarios.
Critical Care and Anaesthetics (CCA) Student Simulation
In addition to undergoing Session A & Session B, Medical students on their Critical Care attachment will also have the opportunity to take part in a further half day session in the simulation suite covering identification and assessment of ward critically ill patients and appropriate escalation.