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) - Tuesday 10 May

Nursing and medical staff are invited to enrol in the upcoming SEALS course.  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.

Intensive Training in Airway Management – Tuesday 17 May

We currently have vacances for medical staff working in acute care settings in the next Intensive Training in Airway Management course.  This one day course provides a foundation in airway management and is particularly suitable for clinicians working in intensive care and high dependency units, emergency departments, retrieval and trauma teams, and rural and remote areas. To enrol, please contact the HNE Simulation Centre on 4921 4268.

Rescuing the Deteriorating Paediatric Patient – Wednesday 15 June

We have a limited number of vacancies for medical staff caring for children in the Rescuing the Deteriorating Paediatric Patient course on Wednesday 15 June.  This inter-professional team training is specifically designed to allow medical and nursing staff to rehearse the management of paediatric crises. Whether you are the ward nurse caring for the paediatric patient whose condition is deteriorating, the doctor called for assistance, or a member of the Rapid Response Team, this course will help prepare you to manage the types of paediatric emergencies seen in our hospitals. To enrol, please contact the HNE Simulation Centre on 4921 4268.

Latest news and events

YouTube Project

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):


Our staff and centre in the news

  • Prepared for any emergency: Tomaree Hospital staff have first-hand experience of how simulation training translates to practice in a real-life emergency - read the story on page 12 of HNE Health Matters
  • Taking Simulation to School: Lambton Public School students practice their first aid skills using hands-on simulation - read the story on page 14 of HNE Health Matters
  • Simulation  training responding to changing health landscape: Intern Boot Camp helps prepare new junior doctors for life on the wards - read the story on page 18 of HNE Health Matters
  • Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate: Read about the team training we deliver to help prepare teams for recognising and managing a criss - page 19 of HNE Health Matters
  • Born to teach:  Read about HNE Simulation Centre Senior Instructor Dr Sacha Muller - page 18 of HNE Health Matters
  • Allied Health Debriefing Course: Read about the recent HNE Simulation Centre workshop at the HETI Allied Health Professional Educators Network Event.  Allied Health staff are welcome to attend similar courses here at the HNE Simulation Centre.  View the report
  • New look ACI Website:  HNE Simulation Centre feature photo on page 6

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetist (ANZCA) CPD courses

Mobile Simulation Centre

In late 2014, the HNE Simulation Centre used  HETI's Sister Alison Bush AO Mobile Simulation Centre (housed inside a 19-metre semi-trailer) to deliver a series of courses designed to teach skills essential to safe clinical practice to staff in rural and remote areas.  Local teams from Gloucester, Moree, Glen Innes and Scone practiced their teamwork skills whilst looking after 'patients' suffering from conditions like asthma and poisoning or envenomation. Watch the Prime7 news story or read the media release.

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