We accept all major credit cards or Paypal we also accept Purchase orders. Choose the payment option at checkout

Teams & Performance

The Floor - Emergency Department Simulation

In partnership with

Launch December 2019. Special pre-order price

Standard price:

  • 1 game £900 (plus VAT and delivery)

‘Early bird’ prices:

  • 1 game £800 (plus VAT and delivery)
  • 2 or more games £744 each game (plus VAT and delivery)

Unique game-base emergency department simulation invented by an EM consultant to help multidisciplinary staff learn the complexities of managing an ED. It simulates the day-to-day workings of an ED to help clinicians and managers understand how an ED works and develop the skills to manage a busy ED ‘shop floor’.

The Floor is a sophisticated training tool that helps staff and managers improve performance and safety. The game includes a wide range of scenarios, events and patient profiles making The Floor a very flexible and adaptive training resource for all ED staff and managers.


Visit the game website here




  • Managing a hospital emergency department (ED) takes years of study, practical experience and training. Effective training is essential, and it forms part of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) curriculum. The Floor a flexible, intense and enjoyable table-top training tool to help staff and students develop the skills needed to manage a busy emergency department. The game was invented by Dr Salwa Malik, an Emergency Medicine Consultant and the Emergency Department Simulation Lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH).

    It is designed for up to 12 people working together for 90 minutes to manage an imaginary ED visually recreated within the game. The game has been played with a range of ED healthcare professionals including doctors of all grades, nurses, health care assistants and management teams. The Floor is used routinely at BSUH during Major Incident training days and is formally part of the teaching and training programme for junior doctors of all grades. It has been tested in a range of organisations in the UK, USA and Myanmar.

    "This game is great at simulating the actions undertaken in a major incident and it has become an integral part of our major incident training." Justin Walford, Senior Practice Development Nurse, Charge Nurse, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    What does The Floor do?

    1. Simulates the normal workings of a major trauma centre in an intense game-based training experience for clinicians, managers and students.
    2. Can recreate specific situations to help staff identify and fix problems and to explore stress test strategies.
    3. Helps staff improve the way they work together in a multi-disciplinary team.
    4. Effective way of supporting and informing senior decision making.
    5. A flexible training resource that can be used for daily departmental management as well as major incident training.

    "It's a great game/learning tool which I found particularly useful when starting out as a band 7. I played it alongside another, more senior band 7 and it helped to see how they tackled different situations." Katie Durrell, Junior ED Sister, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    How is The Floor being used?

    The game has now been played with a range of ED healthcare professionals –senior house officers and foundation doctors, registrars (SpRs), consultants, nurses, health care assistants (HCA) and management teams. It has been played and tested in a range of organisations and settings in the UK, USA and Myanmar.

    At Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, where the game was invented, it has been used formally in training 10 times with over 100 clinicians and managers of all grades. The game is now used regularly as part of continuous professional development.

    "I am a first-year medical student. I thought that the game was a brilliant simulation of the stresses that we face in A&E on a day to day basis, whilst at the same time being really enjoyable to play. It was also a great team-building exercise." Zac Lanza, 1st year Medical Student and HCA, Leeds University.

    The cost: for unlimited group ED simulation training

    The Floor is a sophisticated group training tool designed to help improve performance and safety, it is not a family board game.

    If you only use the game once with 12 people = £75 per person for 90 minutes of training.

    But, you can use The Floor as often as you want. Every time you play the cost is diluted. At Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals they’ve used their game 10 times this year with over 100 staff members. The cost is now:

    Less than £10 per person for 90 minutes of training.

    The training happens in the workplace, so disruption is minimised. No external support is required so there are no hidden costs. How does this compare to other forms of training?

  • Game details

    Players

    Up to 12

    Duration

    Approximately 90 minutes

    Contents

    Tri-fold game boards

    3

    Board 1

    Majors 1

    Board 2

    Majors 2

    Board 3

    CDU

    Instruction Booklet

    1

    Flow Chart

    1

    Patient Cards

    289 split into 3 categories

    'Normal' patients

    204

    Major Incident patients

    49

    Specialty patients

    36

    Starter Cards

    24

    Lifeline Cards

    54

    Spin Cards

    53

    Playing pieces

    Counters & Timers


Related Items