QUALITY & STANDARDS

Here at Medway NHS Foundation Trust we aim to set our quality and standards to a high level. This page provides information on how we govern this. 

 

Within our training programmes we strive to ensure the highest quality for all our events. We base all
of our knowledge and literature from local, national and specialist advisories and governing bodies.

Our standards

Faculty


  1. Faculty ensure that a safe learning environment is maintained for learners and encourages self-reflection on learning
  2. Faculty engage in continuing professional development with regular evaluation of performance by both learner and fellow faculty
  3. Faculty are competent in the process of debriefing




Activity


  1. Simulation-based education programmes are developed in alignment with formal curriculum Mapping or learning/training needs
  2. The patient perspective is considered and demonstrated within educational planning
  3. A faculty member with expertise in SBE oversees the simulation programme Design and ensures that it is regularly peer reviewed via feedback, kept up to date and relevant to the clinical needs and mapped curriculum
  4. Regular evaluation of programmes and faculty is undertaken to ensure that
  5. Content and relevance is maintained.




Assessment


  1. The assessment is based on the intended learning outcomes of the exercise, with clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be evaluated and is appropriately tailored to the professional Curricula to be evaluated.
  2. Psychological safety of the learner is considered and appropriately supported
  3. Faculty have a responsibility for patient safety and to raise concerns regarding learner Performance within educational settings.




In Situ Simulation (ISS)


  1. Every ISS exercise has clearly defined learning objectives that achieve individual, team, unit level and/or organisational competencies
  2. Local processes and procedures are carefully reviewed to deliver ISS activity authentically
  3. Faculty delivering the ISS activity are proficient in SBE and have the required expertise on a given Topic.




Resources


  1. A variety of simulation based modalities, including simulated patients, is incorporated into simulation based programmes to create appropriate realism of the learning environment and achieve the objectives of the session being taught
  2. The facility has a clear strategic plan which addresses wider organisational and stakeholders’ Needs
  3. A designated individual oversees the strategic delivery of SBE programmes and ensures that appropriate maintenance of simulation equipment is undertaken




Management, Leadership & Development


  1. A designated lead (Dr Manisha Shah) with organisational influence and accountability manages the simulation activity

  2. There is a clear vision and mission statement to demonstrate aims and objectives of the facility

  3. There is a clear alignment to the wider organisational and stakeholders’ needs, Acting as a quality and risk management resource for organisations to help achieve the goals Improved patient safety and care quality





 
 
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