SCAMPS - Sick Children Acute Multi-professional Simulation

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Course information

Date: 23 February, 19 March, 15 November 2018

Location: Simulation suite, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Michael Salmon Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

Cost: HEEoE paediatric and anaesthetic trainees are fully funded to attend SCAMPS. Please contact for more details.

Nurses/ODPs: £100. Funded places may be available via your trust. Please contact for more details.

If funded places are not available, register and pay in the Anglia Ruskin store. Payment by credit card accepted. Confirmation will be sent to you on receipt of your application to attend. 


(The acutely or critically sick or injured child in the District General Hospital. A team response. Department of Health, 2007)

Multidisciplinary training for all those who manage acutely unwell or critically injured children. A full day of simulated practice at managing paediatric emergencies. Work as part of a team alongside your colleagues in our high-fidelity simulation suite - exactly as you do in real life!

Suitable for paediatricians, paediatric nurses, A&E doctors and nurses, recovery nurses, critical care doctors and nurses, anaesthetists and operating department practitioners (ODPs). 


  • high-fidelity paediatric scenarios commonly encountered in the DGH
  • delegates perform in their own roles as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • structured debrief on both clinical and human factors, highlighting effective team skills
  • SCAMPS is about learning, not assessment.

SCAMPS addresses the Department of Health's recommendation that all personnel involved in the care of the critically sick child in the district general hospital are able to:

  • recognise the critically sick or injured child
  • initiate appropriate immediate treatment
  • work as part of a team
  • maintain and enhance skills
  • be aware of issues around safeguarding children
  • communicate effectively with children and carer

SCAMPS is facilitated by senior paediatric nurses, paediatricians, ODPs and consultant anaesthetists from Broomfield and Southend hospitals.

Course Director: Dr Joseph Hussey.


SCAMPS is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for five CPD credits 


To enquire and for further information please contact Jennifer Pym.
Tel: 01245 684150

Directions to our Chelmsford campus.

For more information please email or call 01245 684150.