Description of the goods or services required
Simulation AV and Software Solution
The introduction of the new Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) and new buildings at both Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and the University of Kent (UoK), has provided an opportunity to enhance the existing teaching provision at both institutions. KMMS is a collaboration between the two universities and will begin teaching in September 2020, within the new buildings at both CCCU and UoK. The first-year intake has 100 places available and received 1,400 applications. CCCU already has a well-established Faculty of Health and Wellbeing with approximately 1700 new students enrolling each year. The Faculty is the affiliate home for KMMS within CCCU and these staff and students will use the CCCU facility alongside KMMS staff and students.
The CCCU and UoK buildings are neighbouring universities, both located within the city of Canterbury. Each new building will have dedicated spaces for health and medical simulation suites, and we are currently seeking a supplier that can provide a solution to meet the requirements detailed in this tender. The Universities are seeking a seamless solution combining required hardware and software to discreetly record all aspects of a simulated scenario. The system must work interchangeably at both institutions and be simple so as not to impede on the environment. Programmes with a hundred or more students will be expecting to record straightforward clinical skills procedures learned on simple part task trainers, providing video for individual student reflection perhaps supported by faculty verbal or written formative feedback. Complex scenarios involving actors in community settings delivering challenging situations to students of social work, occupational therapy, paramedic science, nursing, occupational health and more will be recorded for real-time relay to observing peer groups and later video-assisted reflection. An entire operation or complex care interventions in an Intensive Care Unit environment involving multi-professional groups of students learning together will similarly be recorded, relayed, stored, edited and distributed. Examples of scenarios include on occasion complex care pathways will take place, in which someone needing a care intervention will be collected by paramedics, brought to a ward, handed over to nursing staff, operated on and transferred to an intensive care unit bed for recovery, whilst perhaps the assailant or driver is interviewed by police students and even taken to court. Midwives will deliver babies and call for expert obstetric help from medical students towards the end of their training.
Bidders on this contract will need to be able to demonstrate relevant experience in health training simulation. For this project a relevant experience is defined as "A medical school within the UK to whom you have provided a solution with similar requirements to those described in the tender documents". Please note, the provision of an AV system for recording live operations and procedures in a hospital setting is not considered relevant as the two Universities require a bidder with experience of simulation environments in a teaching setting.