Simulation training is about developing the essential skills of Emergency Medicine in a non-threatening and safe environment. It encompasses non-technical skills training (communication skills, situational awareness, critical thinking etc) now known as EmNTS (Emergency Medicine non-technical skills) and low tech training such as task trainers (eg. chest drain mannequins) as well as the use of high fidelity human patient simulators such as SimMan.  

The region encourages simulation training for all EM doctors from ACCS to Consultant. This includes the opportunity to attend the CEM-sponsored courses (ACCS, PEM and ST3-6) as well as supporting local courses including in-situ simulation, whereby the simulation exercise takes place in the department. 

For more information, contact:

Dr Louise Woolrich-Burt - Regional Simulation Lead