The ICU at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is unique in being the only ICU in the country with dedicated simulation facilities within the unit. We have two patient rooms, each with a Laerdal manikin set up for simulation training. The rooms lend themselves towards Critical Care training, but we also have equipment to run anaesthetic and trauma based scenarios.
We currently host a number of dedicated courses, predominantly Critical Care based, but also anaesthetic, trauma, surgery and general ward based simulation. These courses include:
- the Transport Course (multi-disciplinary course dealing with Critical Care transfers)
- New2ICU (regional critical care course for junior doctors)
- the Acute Critical Care Practitioner Course (a nursing course leading to a postgraduate qualification).