“Achieving Excellence in Clinical Anaesthesia and Improved Patient Care through the use of Simulation”
Dr Zeng Zhiyong during Epidural training with Faculty Dr Rohit
Simulation training at the Department of Anaesthesia, National University Health System, started in 1998 with the acquisition of a high-technology clinical simulator as a joint project between our department and Dean’s Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM), National University of Singapore.
Our current involvement in simulation-based education and training includes:
YLLSOM Medical Undergraduates
Physiology-in-action: CVS & Respiratory Physiology
Pharmacology-in-action: Opioid Pharmacology
Airway Management Training Module
Acute Medical Crisis Management Training Module
Screen-based Introduction to Anaesthesia Simulation
Patient Safety Simulation Training
Postgraduate Clinical Training
Anaesthesia Crisis Resource Management Course (ACRM)
Anaesthesia & Recovery Nurses’ Crisis Response Course (ARCRC)
Anaesthesia Medical Officer Orientation Programme
Effective Teamwork & Decision Making in Patient Care: CRM Course
Simulation Training for Obstetric Multi-Professionals Course (STOM)
Introductory Course for Medical Simulator UsersCardiac Anaesthesia Simulation Training
We are looking forward to the new simulation education and research facility at Block MD6, Kent Ridge Campus, YLLSOM, NUS. It will have intensive care, operating theatre and multi-purpose clinical areas, allowing for greater inter-disciplinary training and research opportunities.
While simulation training does not replace actual clinical experience, it allows for assimilation of core knowledge, psychomotor skills and non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership. In addition, it offers on-demand training, reproducible case scenarios and individualized learning objectives in a controlled risk-free environment. We believe that improved learner confidence and clinical competency will translate to better patient safety and quality of care.
Our Simulation Core Faculty A/Prof Siau Chiang and Dr Terry Pan with our CA2 Residents at Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management Module 1
Our APD Dr Tay Kwang Hui with Senior Anesthetic Nurse Mary Rose going through the dry run in preparations for the ACRM
Our Cardiac Anesthesia rotation Residents attempting to take a sick patient off bypass during CAST. CAST was conducted by Dr Rex Morais, A/Prof Siau Chiang, Dr Vivienne Ng and Dr Ashokka, supported by our Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Perfusionist and Simulation Staff