Simulation brings trauma training to life
Trauma staff at St George’s Hospital, London, are benefiting from a new state-of-the-art simulation manikin, SimMan 3G, designed to teach and test staff working with severely injured patients.
The £60,000 manikin, funded through a bid to NHS London, is completely wireless and self contained making it is easy to transport to a variety of settings. It is used as an educational tool to enhance the care of patients with multiple serious injuries coming to St George’s allowing staff to practice a trauma call from start to finish.
Consultant nurse in emergency care, Heather Jarman, said: “This new technology will play a key role in helping staff to develop the skills needed to respond to a major trauma call. Our aim is to use the manikin to test the whole trauma system – it is not just to teach staff how to deal with clinical issues, we can look at how the team works together as well.
“The SimMan 3G will be programmed with real-life situations experienced by our patients and used in a ‘mock’ trauma call; we can video this and use the video to feedback as a training tool. We are very excited by this new equipment as it presents a great opportunity for us to develop and test our trauma service.”
Notes to editors
- For more information, please contact contact the communications unit on 020 8725 5151 or firstname.lastname@example.org Outside working hours, please page us by calling St George’s 07659 146548 and leave a message for pager SG548.
- Visit https://gapssimulation.com/ for more information about St George’s Advanced Patient Simulation Centre
- St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust became one of London’s four major trauma centres in April 2010, when it began working as part of the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network. This means St George’s treats the most seriously injured patients of the 1,600 major trauma incidents in London each year.
- For a specific range of SimMan 3G’s capabilities, please visit www.laerdal.co.uk/doc/36969216/SimMan-3G.html#/specs