EPICC –Error Prevention In Complex Care course – aimed at A & E teams where forming an effective team in very short time is of the essence.
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A 1-day intensive clinical leadership and clinical management course designed for trainees and consultants in Emergency Medicine. 8 CPD Points
This course in clinical team leadership has been designed to provide emergency physicians with the skills to manage and lead an unrehearsed multidisciplinary team who assemble in the resus room to manage critically ill patients and receive ambulance alerts. Aviation experts working together with emergency physicians have created this one-day course to give emergency physicians the practical skills to manage competing interests, challenging personalities among team members and to maintain control in the resus room to ensure the delivery of optimum multi-disciplinary team care to critically unwell patients.
The morning session will cover theory and provide practical solutions to challenging resus room interactions. The afternoon session will deal with simulated situations using medical simulators.
This course has been designed to improve team performance, enhance patient safety and improve efficiency in Emergency Medicine and other acute specialties. While senior doctors must become proficient and skilled in their general professional training, they have little formal training in managing hospital teams and departments in critical and urgent care. Senior doctors have to manage unrehearsed and unfamiliar resuscitation teams, often with little notice, to manage complex patients. To do this well, the team leader needs to manage the different personalities, skills and expectations of that hastily assembled team while overseeing the delivery of care and managing clinical decisions. EPICC has been developed specifically to train senior doctors approaching consultant grade to help them cope with this challenge and also to provide doctors with the skills to manage clinical and non-clinical situations that require negotiating and working with other staff members. EPICC has evolved from the aviation industry where the value of this type of training has been demonstrated to reduce and contain errors and disasters caused by less than effective human interactions.
0830 - 0900 Registration with tea, coffee and pastries
0900 - 0915 Welcome & introductions by Dr Anthony Bleetman Overview of course agenda
0915 - 0945 Human Factors – an introduction
0945 - 1030 Cognition, errors and sub-optimal behaviour
1030 - 1045 Tea/coffee break
1045 - 1300 Tools to Avoid, Trap and Mitigate error
1300 - 1345 LUNCH
1345 - 1430 Simulations and briefing training – Scenario 1
1430 - 1445 CHANGE OVER
1445 – 1530 Simulations and briefing training – Scenario 2
1530 - 1545 CHANGE OVER – tea/coffee break
1545 – 1630 Simulations and briefing training – Scenario 3
1630 - 1700 Review of the day – course evaluation, Q&As
Organised by: Dr. Anthony Bleetman, PhD FRCSEd FCEM DipIMC RCSEd Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Trevor Dale FRAeS, Atrainability Ltd