Each 90-minute session can accommodate between 12 and 16 people. The game includes a wide range of scenarios, events and patient profiles. Making it a very flexible and adaptive training resource for all maternity staff, managers and students. It can be used with appropriate distancing, PPE and remote participation.
The training happens in the workplace, so disruption is minimised. No external support is required to facilitate the game so there are no hidden costs. Any senior member of staff can act as Lead Facilitator.
The game will help you assess situational awareness, ("helicopter view"), by gathering information, understanding information and the ability to project ahead and anticipate.
The Maternity Simulation Game was invented by Dr. Angela Hancock, (Consultant Midwife at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust), and Liz Meakin, (Midwifery Lecturer at Keele University).
The game was designed and manufactured by Focus Games Ltd, a leading developer of game-based learning resources for health and social care.