Human Factors Approach to Practical Procedures

This intensive one day course explores the Human Factors involved in common clinical skills.


  • To enhance the development of commonly encountered clinical skills in the acute setting.
  • To explore and understand the impact of human factor skills on patient care.

Skills stations include: Central Lines and insertion of Chest Drains with ultrasound guidance, Lumbar Puncture and Paracenteses.

The programme consists of small group workshops, case discussions about real events that resulted in adverse outcomes and clinical skills stations for hands-on practice.

Throughout the day you will explore the human factor skills that impact upon clinical tasks such as these.


Please book via Eventbrite by clicking on your preferred date below

24th January 2020

24th July 2020

28th September 2020

27th November 2020



Be aware that attendance and participation in Simulation-based training at the SaIL centre involves the use of live audio-visual recording. This is to support your learning & for internal faculty development. Please inform us if you do not want to participate as we may not be able to offer you training.

The Simulation & Interactive Learning (SaIL) centre is actively involved in research to improve simulation based learning.  Data may be collected on your training day as part of this research programme.

The data we collect is not to pass judgement on your performance but to develop greater understanding of the ways in which people learn through Simulation.  You will have the chance to learn more about this research and ask questions on the day of this course.


Medical Education