Emergency Medicine (EM) trainees (ST3 and above) in the Peninsula region were invited to attend a trauma catch up day at Derriford Hospital, to ensure that trainees who had potentially been disadvantaged by the covid pandemic were able to update their major trauma skill set. We had 15 spaces available, and excellent uptake from trainees, meaning we were over-subscribed and had to prioritise senior trainees for attendance.
Funding was provided via the Training Recovery Fund from Health Education England and allowed a range of animal models to be purchased for the session.
The training day was arranged by Dr Annette Rickard, with consultant faculty from both EM and anaesthetics who volunteered to attend (Dr David Wise, Dr Suzy Connor, Dr Paul Moor, Dr Becky Kingdon, Dr Ian McCarthy) to facilitate a mixture of simulation, group discussion, practical procedure, and lecture-based sessions. Support from nurse educators Martin McElroy and Dani Thorpe-Gray in procuring equipment and running the simulation sessions was also a huge bonus.
The objectives for the training sessions were not only to ensure trainees were comfortable performing rare but essential practical skills, but also incorporating Trauma Team Leader teaching with an emphasis on human factors and communication skills, as well as decision making in trauma.
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