• Clinical Simulation Sessions during COVID19 – setting up the ‘Simbulance’ at St James’ Manchester

    As we described in a previous blog, the biggest change to our practical sessions has been student numbers. Luke Hinchliffe, Simulation and Skills Support Assistant based at St James’ Manchester demonstrates how he cleans the ‘simulation ambulance’ before and after every session. Luke says, in the past there would be maybe 4 or 5 students […]

  • Clinical Skills Sessions during COVID19

    As the staff and students begin to trickle back to a ‘new normal’ way teaching and learning, I met with Beth Spencer, one of our Clinical Skills Support Co-ordinators to find out how setting up and breaking down sessions has changed as new COVID measures are introduced. Beth explains that the biggest challenge is the […]

  • Celebrating Healthcare Simulation Week 14th – 18th September at Edge Hill University

    Simulation is a practice learning technique used at Edge Hill University to enhance the confidence and skills of our Health and Social Care students. It is a technique which aims to replicate ‘real-life’ patient scenarios, providing a safe space in which students can work together and demonstrate their skills in an immersive and controlled environment. […]

  • Claire presents RIF project findings in Berlin

    Claire presents RIF project findings in Berlin

    Congratulations to Lecturer in Nutrition and Health, Dr Claire Blennerhassett who visited Berlin earlier this year to present the findings of a RIF project in collaboration with Dr Michael Richards and Dr Fiona Hallet, entitled ‘Parents perceptions of the challenges and barriers to implementing a parent led intervention for food selectivity in children with Autism’. As a […]

  • The Student Quality Ambassador Programme (SQA)

    The Student Quality Ambassador Programme (SQA)

    The Student Quality Ambassador programme is an NHS North West Initiative for healthcare students to promote best practice and quality initiatives within the workplace, challenging the current standards of care. The programme runs across the whole of the North West, providing students from a range of different universities with the opportunity to role model and […]

  • National Fitness Day 2019

    National Fitness Day 2019

    When we talk about exercise we usually refer to the physical health benefits: increased levels of cardiovascular fitness, muscle gain, fat loss etc. but what we often overlook is the impact exercise can have on our Mental Health. Today (Wednesday 25th September) is National Fitness Day, and we’re focusing on celebrating the benefits that exercise […]

  • Helen Henderson | Head of Simulation and Skills Education

    Helen Henderson is our new Head of Simulation and Skills Education here at Edge Hill University. We caught up with Helen to learn more about her role here at EHU, and discover what the future may hold for our university in terms of Healthcare Simulation. Who am I? I have been really fortunate to recently […]

  • Emergency Simulation | Ashton-Under-Lyne Fire Station

    Emergency Simulation |  Ashton-Under-Lyne Fire Station

    Edge Hill University Simulation Technicians, Aggie and Hayley, recently joined a group of second year student Paramedics facing a series of emergency situations at Ashton-Under-Lyne Fire Station in a recent simulation collaboration. The two-day event was structured into three scenarios, with students being asked to respond to a range of simulated emergencies. As simulation support […]

  • #MeetTheManikins – Noelle

    #MeetTheManikins – Noelle

    Meet Noelle – Maternal Care Patient Simulator, Birthing Simulator, and not-so-secret-crush of Edge Hill Simulation Manikin, Derek. (See #TheLifeOfDerek on Twitter) Noelle is a full-sized, articulating, full-body female manikin who provides our students with a complete birthing simulation experience before, during and after delivery. Together with a Resuscitation baby, Noelle’s comprehensive teaching system combines one […]

  • Coming Soon to Social Work Simulation

    Coming Soon to Social Work Simulation

    Emma Rimmer is one of our Practice Education Lecturers and also Social Work Lead for Simulation here at Edge Hill University. We recently caught up with Emma to find out exactly what the future holds in terms of Social Work Simulation. ‘The Integrated Masters in Nursing and Social Work programme is planning a simulation exercise […]