Simulation Training on Paediatric Meningococcal Disease


Duration: 1 Day
Course Facilitator: Dr David Rowney

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This course is designed to introduce laparoscopy to St1 and 2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees. Basic theory and safe practice will be discussed followed by the opportunity to practice simulated laparoscopic skills under supervision. Candidates will be encouraged to take a laparoscopic training box home for continued skill mastery. The course is designed to link to the RCOG Training Portfolio and provide required training OSATS.

Pre course reading is the blended e learning module for laparoscopy found at the RCOG’s Strat OG resource; –

Course benefit will be maximized if you are able to bring your own laptop.


Since the introduction of the menC vaccine in the UK, reported cases of meningococcal disease have fallen considerably.

  • As a result, levels of disease experience amongst medical staff have also declined.
  • The disease still exists, and typically follows an extremely rapid progressive course
  • It is therefore essential that staff members retain the ability to recognize and effectively manage cases of meningococcal disease as they present in A&E Departments

Training approach

  • Delegates will have the opportunity to manage 3 realistic scenarios, each simulating a different way that meningococcal sepsis may present.
  • Training will be provided through high fidelity simulation, by consultants with extensive experience in the management of meningococcal sepsis.
  • Informative, non-confrontational debriefing sessions will follow each scenario.

This training has been supported by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited. Attendance at this simulation training will be enhanced by completion of the e-learning course “Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children” developed by the RCPCH and supported by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd:

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