The Scottish Centre for Clinical Simulation was founded in 1998. In 2014, we changed our name to the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors (SCSCHF) to highlight our focus on human factors. We believe that, using simulation, we can gain an understanding of human factors and apply this understanding to improve patient safety.
The knowledge base we have built up in human factors training allows us to provide talks and workshops to other healthcare workers, such as the Scottish Ambulance Academy, operating theatre staff across NHS Lothian, and sectors outside healthcare such as Strathclyde University. For further information, or to book a workshop, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Feedback and Debriefing
Description: This 2-hour interactive workshop explores the differences and similarities between feedback and debriefing. Participants will be offered the chance to carry out feedback and debriefing and, in turn, receive a critique of their performance.
Workshop: Situational Awareness and Decision-Making
Description: This 1-hour talk explores the different stages of situational awareness (SA) and the importance of SA as a precursor to decision-making. Different styles of decision-making and their pros and cons will also be discussed.
Workshop: Human Factors and Critical Incidents
Description: This 1-hour talk explores “human factors” science and its application to healthcare. Participants will also be able to carry out a basic analysis of a critical incident using a human factors framework.
Workshop: Fatigue, Stress and Performance
Description: This 1-hour talk explores the effects of fatigue and stress on performance. Topics covered include stressors, stress reactions and a human factors-based approach to stress alleviation.