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Learning Festival at Poole Hospital is success

learning festivalPoole Hospital promotes learning opportunities
to staff at first ever Learning Festival

The learning and development opportunities on offer to Poole Hospital staff were showcased this month at the trust’s first ever Learning Festival.

The event took place on Wednesday 16 July in the recently refurbished Education Centre, and provided staff from across the hospital the opportunity to find out more about vocational training opportunities and get hands-on with some practical skills.

The Centre’s clinical skills suite was open for demonstrations and mini teaching sessions on injections, blood taking and cannulation, and the resuscitation team also led a simulation exercise in which visitors faced SimMan, an advanced simulation dummy able to talk and display symptoms to be diagnosed!

Sister for Cornelia suite, Debbie Tallick-Wyatt said: “It was great to meet with both clinical and non-clinical staff and have time to talk about what we do on the wards and perhaps help them make important decisions about their own career pathway.  I really enjoyed taking part.”

This event provided an opportunity to hear from guest speakers including members of the blood transfusion team, matron for medicine Geoffrey Walker, and pathways to vocational opportunities with Carol Flynn to name a few.

An exhibition area was supported by universities, NHS organisations including the Leadership Academy, as well as clinical and non-clinical companies.

Sylvia Salcedo from Pfizer, who supported the event said: “Events such as these allow for organizations to inform healthcare professionals about new innovative technologies and medicines that can help them make the best care decisions for their patients.”


Date: 30 July 2014

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