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Widening access to SHINE (Simulation to Help in Neonatal Emergencies) to include QIS students

Simulation is known to improve clinical skills and team communication. This article describes how an existing full-day simulation and workshop-based course, originally designed for post-graduate doctors-in-training, was adapted to provide educational opportunities and experiential learning for nurses undertaking the qualified in specialty (QIS) course. This also gave the doctors-in-training a more authentic multidisciplinary approach to clinical scenarios.

Jessica Groucutt
Specialty Trainee in Paediatrics, West Midlands Deanery

Jennifer Bradford
Band 7 Nurse Educator

Matthew Nash
Clinical Director, Neonatal Consultant and Programme Director for Postgraduate Neonatal Simulation, West Midlands Deanery

Neonatal Department, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT

Groucutt J., Bradford J., Nash M. Widening access to SHINE (Simulation to Help in Neonatal Emergencies) to include QIS students. Infant 2024;20(1):25-28.

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neonatal education; nurses qualified in specialty (QIS) course; simulation;
Key points
  1. Access and funding for simulation can be difficult, however, the protected environment and the sense of security enhance nursing students’ learning.
  2. There is a lack of standardisation for nurses undertaking the neonatal QIS course.
  3. We propose inviting nurses to existing simulation courses to standardise experiences and improve multi-disciplinary team working.

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