Neonatal transport is crucial to the implementation of effective regionalised perinatal care and involves the application of advanced clinical skills in situations outside the familiar, supportive environment of the neonatal unit. In situ simulation (ISS) has been shown to assist the teaching of clinical skills, identify risk and improve team working. Despite this, the study presented here highlights that a third of neonatal transport teams in the UK fail to offer simulation training of any kind. ISS with access to a high-fidelity manikin should be an integral part of training in neonatal transport.
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