Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

Our hands-on workshops offer a range of expert training available to all delegates, from students to consultants. Develop new skills you can use instantly back on the ward.

Sessions are available free of charge to delegates, however, spaces are limited so book using the button below to avoid missing out.

To view the hands-on programme PDF, click HERE

Currently available to book

  • Introduction to aScope and hands on skills session
  • aScope and the management of a difficult airway
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • 20 minutes to challenge the way you reflect
  • How to prioritise and influence the things that matter
  • Ultrasound – DVT scanning
  • Ultrasound – Echo and IVC
  • Ultrasound – Lung
  • Ultrasound – Guided cannulation
  • Freedom to Speak Up
  • Adverse event rapid debrief
  • Triggering a serious incident
  • Understanding Structured Judgement Review
  • Patient safety – learning & improving care: Understanding Structured Judgement Review
  • Patient safety – learning & improving care: Freedom to Speak Up
  • Patient safety – learning & improving care: Triggering a serious incident
  • Patient safety – learning & improving care: Adverse event rapid debrief

 

 

LUNG run by GE Healthcare

  1. Review the sonographic artefacts of normal and pathologic pulmonary conditions that give lung US it’s diagnostic capability. This includes pleural sliding, A and B lines and comet tail artefacts
  2. Demonstrate sonographic landmarks of ribs, pleura, diaphragm and lung parenchyma.
  3. Recognise presence of Pneumothorax and Pleural collection.

Echo and IVC run by GE Healthcare

  • Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to perform an emergency echocardiogram.
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the heart (subcostal, PSLA, PSSA and A4)
  • Identify pathologic conditions such as pericardial effusion, Abnormal EF and Right heart enlargement.
  • Understand the surface landmarks and transducer position to perform sonographic examination of the IVC.
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the heart (subcostal) and IVC in the longitudinal plane.
  • Identify volume status of the IVC based on size and collapsibility.

DVT run by GE Healthcare

  1. Understand the sonographic landmarks as they relate to the veins in the lower extremity.
  2. Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the Femoral and Popliteal veins.
  3. Demonstrate the 2 point compression technique in the lower extremity.

US Guided Cannulations run by GE Healthcare

  1. Understand and practice the technique of using ultrasound to guide a needle in both the transverse and longitudinal plane.

 

Non-invasive ventilation run by Philips

This session aims to illustrate, through demonstration and practice, how to deliver effective Non-invasive ventilation in keeping with the most recent guidelines and trends. A practical demonstration will highlight the best practice settings as well as mode options to respond appropriately to the patient requiring non-invasive ventilatory support. There will be an opportunity for participants and practitioners to experience therapy for yourself.

Learning outcomes from the each session

• Identify appropriate settings required for Non-invasive ventilation and CPAP

• Improve patient comfort during NIV and CPAP

• Effectively apply patient interface to ensure successful NIV and prevent pressure trauma and promote tissue viability

Introduction to aScope and hands on skills session run by Ambu

Aims: Set Up, Intubation and Dexterity of the aScope

  1. Understand the set up and functioning of the Ambu aScope system and aView monitor
  2. Can apply different clinical situations and choose appropriate routes of intubation
  3. Understands optimal handling and driving of aScope
  4. Can successfully manoeuvre the aScope into proximal and distal airways
  5. Practices simulated dexterity
  6. Can effectively trouble shoot throughout procedures

aScope and the management of an anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway run by Ambu

Aims: Intubation Via a SGA and aScope with AFOI

  1. Successfully identifies the aScope role within current recommendations
  2. Set up Ambu aScope and aView monitor
  3. Demonstrates correct assembly of all required equipment for an unanticipated DA
  4. Discussion surrounding aScope within AFOI
  5. Performs advanced airway manoeuvres
  6. Can effectively trouble shoot throughout procedures

20 minutes to challenge the way you reflect run by RCP Education

Reflection is one of the most powerful tools for driving learning and development; it helps us learn from positive and negative experiences that occur to both us and others. It should be part of a doctor’s everyday practice but has reflecting powerfully been replaced by reflecting procedurally?
This short session aims to challenge the way we currently reflect and intends to provide thoughtful alternative to keep reflection meaningful and relevant in a modern clinical environment.

How to prioritise and influence the things that matter run by RCP Education

Does the challenging nature of working in healthcare mean that both clinicians and the wider team could benefit from prioritising better? Do you acknowledge how far you can influence the jobs and issues that really matter on a daily basis?
This short workshop identifies some strategies that clinicians can employ to improve their working environments and develop insight into how they can influence their own approach to work whilst supporting others.

Patient safety – learning and improving care: Adverse event rapid debrief – RCP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, RCP Care Quality Improvement Department:

When things go wrong we need to understand why, so we can reduce the chances of future error and harm. The people who are most likely to understand why an error occurred are those who were involved at the time. Rapid incident debriefing is commonly used in safety critical environments such as in warfare but is an underused element of incident investigation in healthcare team
working. However, to be effective it requires structure in order to meaningfully feed into both ongoing investigations, learning and also to effectively support those affected by the error. You will take part in role play of an incident debriefing, learn key roles, and a commonly used structured approach. This structured approach supports root cause analysis, and incorporates key elements of human factors analysis. It also incorporates openness and individual and team resilience. You will learn how to:
> apply debriefing
communication skills
> understand and apply root cause
analysis approaches
> understand and apply a human
factors approach to incident
investigation
> reporting systems used for adverse
> apply team resilience approaches

Patient safety – learning and improving care: Freedom to speak up – RCP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, RCP Care Quality Improvement Department:

It can be difficult to speak upabout an issue in the workplace.This is especially true if it’s about behaviours and people or aboutsafe care delivery within hierarchical employment structures.
This session is about the processes that surround FTSU, the national and local frameworks and how
this links to clinician training and development. It will include a review of the National Guardian’s report from 2019. The session will help you to understand:
> what Freedom to speak up is
> the role of FTSU champion/
guardian in your trust and the
National Guardian’s Office
> when it is appropriate to use the
FTSU process.

Patient safety – learning and improving care: Triggering a serious incident – RCP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, RCP Care Quality Improvement Department:

Serious incidents, or SIs, occur in many environments, including the workplace, aircraft industry and
healthcare settings. Each of these occupational environments has special provision to investigate such
events. This includes the Health and Safety Executive and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
Serious incidents in healthcare are managed under a specific framework published in 2015 and
which is under revision. This session will introduce the ways in which such incidents can be triggered
and the types of information that should be obtained to ensure good quality reports. In addition, we
will discuss taking part in a serious incident investigation. It will involve a table top exercise in small groups of an SI case with discussions focused particularly on the root causes of the
incident and learning. You will learn how to:
> understand key aspects of the
Serious Incident Framework
> understand how SIs are
investigated
> understand what is required of
participants in investigations of SIs
> be aware of impending changes to the process

Patient safety – learning and improving care: Understanding Structured Judgement Review – RCP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, RCP Care Quality Improvement Department:

Structured Judgement Review (SJR) is a validated tool that allows clinicians to retrospectively review
the quality of care delivered to patients. SJR allows several common phases of healthcare to be assessed and scored and in doing so gives a clear picture of the quality of care
delivered. SJR is a case note review and not an investigation but can be used to determine if an investigation should be considered. In addition, SJR cannot be used to determine if a particular outcome was avoidable. This session will cover how SJR is performed and what information
can be gleaned from the review. In addition, mechanisms by which SJR can be incorporated into the evolving Medical Examiner System (MES) will be explored. You will learn:
> how SJR can be used for in
assessing the quality of
patient care
> what principles are used in SJR
> how SJR and the MES may be used
in tandem in mortality review
> how SJR links to the Serious
Incident Framework.