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Trainee outcomes after the Mersey and north-west ‘pre-ST4’ neonatal simulation course
  1. N J Shaw1,
  2. R Gottstein2
  1. 1 Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2 Neonatal Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor N J Shaw, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK;

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It has been suggested that simulation should be integrated into medical curricula to complement learning in the clinical workplace.1 Royal Colleges, Deaneries and Hospital Trusts have developed simulation strategies to try to facilitate this. In our regions (Merseyside and the north-west of England), clinicians were asked to develop simulation training in their own specialities which could link in with these strategies. To this end, we developed a 2-day neonatal simulation course for specialist trainee Level 2 and 3 doctors to attend prior to them assuming a more senior role on a neonatal unit (the ‘pre-ST4’ course). The course includes practical clinical skills workshops (airway management, intubation, umbilical catheterisation and chest drain insertion), short lectures …

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  • NJS and RG contributed equally to writing the manuscript.

  • Contributors NJS and RG both designed and run the course. Both designed the evaluation questionnaires and collected and analysed the data.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This was an evaluation of an educational course.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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