HNE Simulation Centre
In 2015 the HNE Simulation Centre celebrated 10 years since conducting its first simulation course. An impressive milestone, the Centre is one of the longest running simulation centres in Australia. Faculty are passionate about enhancing patient safety through simulation training and research and offer a wide range of training addressing clinical and non-clinical challenges, as well as instructor training and development programs. Download the Centre overview.
Upcoming course vacancies
Simulation Enhanced Advanced Life Support (SEALS) - Wednesday 31 August
Nursing and medical staff are invited to enrol in the upcoming SEALS course on Wednesday 31 August. This full-day course is designed to teach a multidisciplinary team the theory and practical skills, both technical and teamwork skills, to manage a cardiac arrest and other cardiovascular crises. The course includes readings sent prior to course, skills stations and simulation scenarios, including use of a manual and or SAED (Shock Advisory External Defibrillator), transcutaneous pacing, the role of drugs in cardiac arrest, effective bag-mask ventilation and insertion of a Laryngeal Mask Airway. To enrol, contact us on 4921 4268 or email HNELHD-SC@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
In the spotlight
From student to Associate Faculty
Rheily Wood completed an elective placement at the HNE Simulation Centre during the final year of her medical degree and has never looked back.
Now a Senior Resident Medical Officer in Critical Care, Rheily has remained involved in the centre and is our first volunteer instructor to be awarded the title of Associate Faculty. Read Rheily's story ...
Prepared for any emergency
Nursing Unit Manager Christine Smith has first-hand experience of how simulation training translates to practice in a real-life emergency.
Having recently participated in a simulation-based team training course at Tomaree Community Hospital, Christine and her colleague were on a shift together when the training proved its worth. Read more ...
Taking simulation to school
How do you keep 30 energetic eight-year-olds immersed in learning for more than an hour?
Follow the example of Lambton Public School and have one of the children's dads run a hands-on simulation training session in the classroom. Read more ...
Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate
Monica is admitted to hospitalfor a routine operation. She is taken to the operating theatre, put to sleep and given medication to paralyse her. The anaesthetist is about to insert the breathing tube through which she will be given oxygen during the operation when he discovers the anatomy inside Monica’s throat is abnormal and he is unable to get the tube into position.
Read how simulation training prepares healthcare staff for recognising and managing such a crisis.
Born to Teach
Dr Sacha Muller-Botti has always loved teaching and has literally been in the right place at the right time to fulfil his teaching aspirations.
In 2008 he was given the chance to become an instructor with the HNE Simulation Centre, which has culminated in becoming a fully qualified instructor with the internationally recognised Institute for Medical Simulation in Boston. Read more ...
Responding to changing health landscape
New medical graduates starting their careers with Hunter New England Health are participating in an innovative simulation-based program designed to better equip them for life on the wards as a junior doctor.
Aptly named Intern Boot Camp, the program typifies the definition of boot camp which is 'a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time'. Read more ...
The HNE Simulation Centre has been working in collaboration with Kaleidoscope – Children, Young People and Families, to develop a series of YouTube videos that show how the centre provides vital training to the teams who care for your kids.
Check out the clips (cannot be accessed from HNELHD computers):
Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetist (ANZCA) CPD courses
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