UPDATE 24.09.2020: Welcome to our Sep 20 Students and welcome back to our returning Students and Staff. We’ve missed you. Several University Buildings are still in different phases of reopening however, the Robert Winston Building is open for timetabled teaching. We are still working hard in the background to ensure that our specialist healthcare learning space is as safe as possible for your practical simulated learning.
Please note that all self-directed practical sessions are temporarily cancelled until further notice. However during lock down we invested an additional £150k in equipment and additional PPE to make available to students to loan and use off site to practice. Our office is is open again but there may be ad-hoc times that we need to close for 10-15 minutes to help sort out a troublesome patient. We are still available via email to assist you where possible via our central inbox ! RWB Technical Request or email@example.com . Alternatively you contact us using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.
If you need additional uniform and are a pre Sep 20 student please contact our supplier direct via the information on the uniform page. We do have a small amount of stock also on site which we can sell on to you however it may be better if you drop us an email saying what course you are on, what items you need, the size required and quantity so we can check our stock before you travel in. If you are a Sep 20 student then please submit your uniform sizes before the 9th October on the link you have been provided. More information will follow after this date re how to order more of the Sep 20 uniform once the initial submission of sizes has been done.
I am sure you will understand things may be a little different when you come back into the Health Specialist Teaching areas at Sheffield Hallam University. Firstly you will notice there will be more signage directing you around spaces in a one-way system wherever possible. The use of lifts and toilets may be restricted to fewer people at one time and we have also made adjustments to rooms and social spaces to allow for social distancing. The University will require you to maintain a 2m social distance where possible, practice good hand hygiene, wear a cloth face covering whilst on and around the campus and use temperature check points as you enter buildings. We have a few extra requirements to add whilst you are undertaking simulated health and social care practical learning.
Obviously some simulations may need you to be closer to people than 1m+, and possibly even touch others. In these situations you will be provided with suitable surgical face masks for this practical and possibly a shield if a risk assessment requires it. Gloves and aprons will also be available where necessary along with hand sanitiser.
Given the vast amount of equipment that that is needed for each practical, we do need your help in cleaning the kit at the end of your session. If you are using lots of equipment then it would be better to wear gloves and use alcohol hand rub over the gloves once they are on. This should remove the need for repeated alcohol cleaning and UV serialisation which will reduce the lifespan of some items greatly. You may also be directed to bring some additional items which we would have previously supplied such as a pillow and towel for physio sessions.
Whilst we all adapt to this new way of working we really appreciate your efforts in keeping our Health Specialist Teaching Facilities safe for all our users.
Clinical Simulation and Imaging Technical Team
The Technical Operations, Resources and Services Clinical Simulation team support teaching, learning and assessment in the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. The technical team is based in the Robert Winston Building, which hosts the Simulated Healthcare Facility (SHF).
The SHF provides a safe, controlled and supportive environment in which students can study and practice before entering the healthcare world. Areas are designed to replicate specific healthcare settings allowing students to gain valuable hands-on experience and to develop skills and knowledge through simulated exercises.
The Clinical Simulation Technical Operations, Resources and Services team provides support for the Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals and Social Work and Social Care departments. Our aim is to enhance the student learning experience through high quality support services. This could be supporting session delivery; creating web and digital resources; or creating opportunities for students to practice their skills.