Clinical Human Factors: Head and Neck Emergencies Course

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Clinical Human Factors: Head and Neck Emergencies Course


Monday 27 January 2019

Course FULL

This specialist course seeks to improve patient safety through immersive simulation and training on human factors issues.



The Twelfth Simulation and Clinical Human Factors: Head and Neck Emergencies Course (January 2020). This one-day course features immersive simulations in a dedicated facility. Simulations are accompanied by seminars and group feedback. The focus of this course is on patient safety during ENT emergencies, rather than operative technique or clinical knowledge (though some technical aspects will be covered). Topics include: avoidable error; communication techniques during emergencies; good leadership and good followership. 

Immersive simulations centre on one or two attendees, who act in their current capacity (ie CT2 as CT2). You will be placed in important ENT emergency situations, some of which will only occur once or twice in a career. There will be professional facilitators playing the roles of other members of the healthcare team. There is training and feedback after each simulation session.

This course has previously counted as an ENT 'craft' course at ST3 national selection, and a non-technical skills/human factors course for ARCP and CCT.



Aimed at F2 to ST8 and Peri-CCT Fellows in ENT and OMFS. 

The course is limited to 8 candidates.



£35 per candidate  (fee reduction from £200)

The fee covers consumables, refreshments and a sandwich lunch.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Until 1200 on Monday 2 December 2019, attendees may cancel for a refund, less a £10 administration cost. There is no option to defer.

After 1200 on Monday 2 December 2019, no refunds are available unless the attendee can arrange for a replacement paying the same fee. These rules allow us to provide viable courses with high tutor-attendee ratios at a reasonable cost. 

If we are forced to cancel the course either because of low uptake or because of circumstances beyond our control, we will contact attendees at the earliest possible time (usually at least four weeks before the course). If we are forced to cancel a course, attendees will be given a full refund but we are not liable for other costs they may have incurred.

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Monday 27 January 2020
0830 to 1700
Centre for Simulation and Patient Safety, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool



Mr Andrew Kinshuck, Consultant Laryngologist and Airway Surgeon, Aintree



Mr Sankalap Tandon, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Aintree
Mr Jeffrey Lancaster, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, Aintree
Mr Andrew Lau, ENT ST6, Aintree