In-situ Simulation

In-situ Simulation

Course Duration: Variable one hour to one day

CPD Hours: Variable

Time: Variable

Simulated patient scenarios with real time-pressures and equipment within the teams’ real clinical environment provides a rich resource to identify latent threats and system issues that can compromise patient safety. Deliberately practicing new or existing procedures within real teams can enhance their Human Factor skills including team working, communication and decision-making.

In situ simulation can occur wherever patient care or a patient transfer takes places; from acute hospital care, community or out-patient facilities, to non clinical areas. Simulated patients can be adults, children, or pregnant women. Common in situ simulations tested in different environments include Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest; Airway Emergencies, Trauma and Clinical Transfers. Participants could be involved in the simulation as part of their working day or within designated training time.


    To provide real-time experiential training of simulated situations
    To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient’s experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
    To work more effectively with colleagues when in emergencies or in testing new clinical systems

Learning Outcomes:

We work with local staff to tailor the design and delivery of scenarios to specific learner or departmental needs.

Mobile Simulation can be adapted to any healthcare environment. Examples include:
Clinical environments:

    Operating theatres
    General wards
    Intensive care units
    Outpatient departments
    Radiology departments
    Nursing and care homes

Non-clinical environments:

    Public areas
    Fire exits

Dates & Fees:

    Please contact the Simulation Team for more information on dates & fees

Medical Education