Simulation Suite MedicalThe SASH simulation suite is based in the Post Graduate Medical Centre at East Surrey Hospital. It utilizes a high fidelity patient simulator and a dedicated faculty to achieve a completely immersive training suite. It currently runs courses for junior doctors, nurses, midwives and speciality doctors as well as training for medical students that are on placement at the hospital.
What Our Trainees Say
“Sim is very useful. As a medical student, I have learnt so much from the sessions. They’ve taught me how to carry out an ABCDE assessment and how to manage emergency situations.“
“Sim training is incredibly useful for my own learning. It gave me a lot more confidence with acute scenarios. Very practical and realistic scenarios that prepare us for F1 life.”
“Great surgcal sim day led by a fantastic and senior faculty. Constructive feedback and extra teaching on breast examination! Would be great to have more sim days.”
A Quick Snapshot Of Our Facility
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Shamaela Waheed
MBBS FRCS BSc(Hons)
Simulation Lead SASH
I am an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and also the Simulation Lead at SASH. I have a strong background in teaching and training and I am currently an Educational and Clinical Supervisor.
I was previously a Clinical Lecturer when I undertook a period of research. I also have an active role in undergraduate teaching for Brighton Medical School which is affiliated with SASH; examining for finals and being involved in the entry interview process. Additionally, I teach and lecture at regional Deanery training days for Breast Registrars.
I am passionate about the role of Simulation in teaching.
Dr. Gkiousias, Vasileios
Clinical Teaching Fellow
I completed my core surgical training in East Surrey Hospital working with the ENT team, which is my area of interest and future career aspiration.
My interest in medical education started during my early years in medical school through participation in mentoring schemes and teaching programmes, but it wasn’t until after my foundation training programme completion in the Oxford deanery that I took up a formal role in medical education, as a clinical teaching fellow in UCL, prior to commencing my core surgical training in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery. This also lead to pursuing and completing a MSc in Health Professions Education at UCL, which allowed me to delve deeper into the theory and application of medical education, providing me with a more holistic insight.
I would strongly encourage anyone interested in medical education to get involved in any arising opportunities and pop by the office for a friendly chat and some guidance!
Dr. Nicola Raeside
Simulation and Anaesthetics Fellow
Hi, I’m Nicola and I’m one of the Simulation Fellows. I mostly teach junior doctors, such as foundation and medical trainees, using simulated scenarios and debriefing afterwards.
When I’m not teaching, I work as an anaesthetist and have completed my Core Anaesthetics training.
I’m currently working towards a Post Graduate Certification in Medical Education and Clinical Simulation at Brighton University, which I’m thoroughly enjoying and putting all the fascinating learning theories into practice.
Dr. Anamika Kunnunpurath
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Hello! I am one of the Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Fellows at East Surrey Hospital.
I studied Medicine at University College London and graduated with an Intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Psychology.
As teaching fellows, simulation is a key element of the educational opportunities that we provide our medical students and we really enjoy being able to run these sessions with the help of our fantastic team.
Dr. Neveen Metias
Simulation & Anaesthetics Fellow
I am the simulation technician here at the SASH Newman Simulation suite. My role is to help facilitate in the operation of simulation teaching. My background is in Biomedical Science and Research so working as a simulation technician combines my love for science with my desire to promote quality Education.
I am also able to assist with bringing simulation equipment in situ for on the wards training should this be required.
What is Medical Simulation?
Medical simulation is the structured use of a replicated clinical environment to recreate clinical scenarios in a safe environment in order to help understanding of clinical management and improve non-technical skills and patient safety. The idea of immersive simulation is to do exactly what you would do in real life as the scenario progresses.
The scenarios can be manipulated to bring out important themes in patient safety and human factors in order that they may be debriefed after the scenario is finished. The debriefing is an important part of simulation as we know that adults learn best when they have the chance to experience something and then are able to have a structured reflective observation on that experience.
Medical Simulation at East Surrey Hospital
Medical simulation at East Surrey Hospital is well established. We are based in the Post Graduate Education Centre in our own Simulation Rooms and provide immersive simulation using Hi-Fidelity mannequins. We have a dedicated faculty and provide training both in-house and on behalf on KSS deanery.
A typical simulation session at East Surrey Hospital is as follows:
1) Meet at the PGEC for an introduction with the simulation facilitator(s).
2) Candidates are shown around the simulation suite and meet the manequins.
3) Candidate(s) move into the simulation room for the scenario whilst their colleagues observe and note feedback.
5) Scenario concludes and a debrief session is held immediately after.
What you stand to gain:
• Increased self confidence in managing unwell patients.
• Improved communication, handover and human factors skills.
• Constructive and detailed feedback after each session.
• Reinforces theory learnt during medical school/training.
How Do I Book the Simulation Suite?
Registrar Ready Course
Registrar Ready is a day course of high fidelity simulation, which is open to KSS Core medical trainees.
The aim is to help you start the transition from a core medical trainee to registrar in a safe and confidential environment. The course focus is on common emergencies and human factors.
The scenarios are adapted to your year of training so you gain most value from the course; therefore we welcome both CT1s and CT2s to join us.
The course is:
- Kent, Surrey & Sussex Deanery approved
- KSS Deanery funded making it free for trainees