The MPROvE neonatal instructor training course was established by Neonatologists, and experts in simulation education. The course helps to train individuals in becoming simulation instructors, but the aim is the faculty development of multidisciplinary teams. Training provided includes learning how to develop faculty, run and administer programmes cost-effectively and use simulation and TEL as a tool in their set up.


The MPROvE neonatal simulation instructor course was established in 2012. The concept MPROvE relates to multidisciplinary education of any kind (i.e. multidisciplinary neonatal simulation, or TEL) being used to improve the quality of care and or neonatal outcomes. The MPROvE team delivers the neonatal simulation instructor course in 2 modules. The intention is to help institutions, hospitals, teams and specialties develop faculty skilled in using simulation and technology enhanced learning as an educational tool for quality improvement, delivery of high quality neonatal care and to improve neonatal outcomes. The course is run in Southampton annually but can be delivered anywhere in the world over 2 days. The team brings the manikins and the trainers can come down to your institute to train your faculty.

The course addresses the following over 2 days:

- Educational principles in simulation, Adult learning theory,
- Modelling delivery of your simulation programme
- Scenario design, Packaging of Scenarios, Manikin Modification and Moulage
- Debriefing principles, Debriefing styles, Difficult Debriefing
- Running high fidelity simulation and equipment training
- Issues of confidentiality and ethics
- Simulating death.

An optional 3rd day can cover Advanced equipment training, Faculty development, Running and Administering Programmes, Task training methodology or Video debriefing and Accreditation.

Participants & Preparation
For courses held in the UK, participants are limited to 15. The number of participants for courses abroad and days over which the course is held need to be discussed with the organisers. All participants must fill in a pre-course questionnaire for a needs assessment. They also must complete 4 assignments for the course which can be accessed here. Wider reading around the assignments is encouraged and literature is available on request.

To register:

Contact: Alok Sharma

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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