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Qualifications

2009 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Distinction). University of Wales Newport
2003 System 6 Human Patient Simulator Training Basic & Advanced; METI, Sarasota, Florida
1996 Diploma in Management Studies; University West of England, Bristol
1995 Certificate in Management Studies; University West of England, Bristol
1991 Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) 2.1 Applied Sciences; University West of England, Bristol

About

Medical simulation technical adviser, with interests in the areas of simulation technology, scenario programming, supraglottic airway devices, and multidisciplinary simulation courses.

Ongoing projects include, developing clinical simulation training courses with Aneurin Bevan Health Board – Accident and Emergency Department (Newport), developing a course for the Specialist Nurse Organ Donation team in Tongwynlais and with the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre in assessing manikins for airway training.

Will complete M.Phil in April 2015 researching acquisition of technical skills in high fidelity simulation using the educational framework, cognitive apprenticeship.

Experience

Previously managed the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre for 10 years. Assisted in running industrially sponsored courses (e.g. Abbott Laboratories’ Remifentanil, Aspect BIS, Astra Zeneca GP refresher, Baxter’s Low Flow Desflurane and Boehringer Thrombolysis courses), UK Commercial courses (e.g. Hospital at Night, Transport of the Critically Ill, Human Factors, Junior Anaesthetists, SAAD Dental Emergencies, Difficult Airway Course for Anaesthetists, Paramedics Airway Course) and various internal hospital and university course for the Army/TA, anaesthetists, dentists, emergency medicine, F1/F2 doctors, nurses, ODPs, paediatricians, paramedics, pharmacy and medical students. Over 16 years experience of working with Gaumard, Laerdal and METI medical simulators.

Responsibilities

First line of contact for repair and maintenance of 23 simulators. Writing and assisting in design of clinical scenario events for pre and post-registration nurses (some scenarios are from the Programme for Nurse Curriculum Integration (PNCI) package), cardiac students (e.g. Pacing), TA (e.g. gun shot wound), F1/F2 doctors,ODPs and anaesthetists (e.g. anaphylaxis, malignant hyperthermia), paediatrics and miscellaneous specialities such as bioterrorism (e.g anthrax. smallpox). Set up and operation of simulators, METI Vision & Learning Space, TDCK and associated equipment (e.g. Aestiva anaesthetics machine, Philps MP70 monitoring, EVITA 4 BIPAP ventilator etc).

Publications

Papers/Articles

Forrest, F.C., Jones, A.J., McIndoe, A.K. & Tooley, M.A.; Bristol Medical Simulation Centre; IMMS/STA Scottsdale Arizona 2001

Jones, A.J.; The Changing Face of a Medical Simulation Centre; Simulation In Healthcare 1 (3): 196, Fall 2006

Jones, A.J., Forrest, F.C. & Glavin, R.; An International Survey of Simulation Centres; IMMS/STA San Francisco 2002

Jones, A.J., Lane, M., Wilford, A.R. & Grimes, S.G.: Teaching Nurses and Anaesthetists to Use Remifentanil for Sedation in ITU; IMMS Miami Jan 2005

McIndoe, A.K. & Jones, A.J.; A Study of General Practitioner Refreshers Courses; SESAM Santander 2002

McIndoe, A.K. & Jones, A.J.; Teaching Junior Clinical Dentists to Manage Unpredicted Medical Emergencies with the Help of a Human Patient Simulator; IMMS/STA Albuquerque 2004

Ray, N.J., Jones, A.J. & Keen, P; Morphine, but not Sodium Cromoglycate, Modulates the Release of Substance P from Capsaicin-sensitive Neurones in the Rat Trachea in vitro; Br. J. Pharmacol (1991), 102, 797-800

Ray, N.J., Jones, A.J. & Keen, P; GABAb Receptor Modulation of the Release of Substance P from Capsaicin-sensitive Neurones in the Rat Trachea in vitro; Br. J. Pharmacol (1991), 102, 801-804

Medical Simulation Workshops/Talks

SESAM (Stirling 2001 Mar 30-31) Workshop on System 5 HPS Variables and Transitions

IMMS (San Jose Jan 2002) Poster on An International Survey of Simulation Centres.

SESAM (May 10th & 11th2002 Santander) Talk & Poster on A Study of General Practitioner Refreshers Courses

IMMS (Albuquerque Jan 2004) Poster on Teaching Junior Clinical Dentists to Manage Unpredicted Medical Emergencies with the Help of a Human Patient

IMMS (Miami Jan 2005) Poster on Teaching Nurses and Anaesthetists to Use Remifentanil for Sedation in ITU

SESAM (Porto 2006 June 29 – July 1) Workshop with Dr. Guillaume Alinier on Setting up a Simulation Centre & poster on The Changing Face of a Simulation Centre.

HPSN Europe (Mainz Nov 9-10th 2007) Co-presenting a talk with Mr. Jeff Evans on Bioterrorism Simulation Using METI HPS.

SimTecT 2009 Health Simulation Conference (7-11 September 2009 Melbourne): Poster on “Evaluation of the Trucorp and iSTAN as a Training Tool for Supraglottic Airways” Torrance C, Jones AJ, Jenkins A

SESAM (2011 Granada): An evaluation of three simulated airways for best fit of seven different laryngeal mask airways. Mather SJ, Jones AJ, Torrance C

ASPiH (Cardiff 2011): An evaluation of three simulated (manikin) airways for best fit of seven different supraglottic devices. Mather SJ, Jones AJ, Torrance C

Memberships

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)

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