​Specialised simulation training

We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset, and we invest in their education. The John Hunter Intensive Care Unit uses simulation training as an integral part of our education program. We are supported in delivering this training by the HNE Simulation Centre team.

Each term we run the following specialised intensive care simulation courses for medical and nursing staff working in the ICU (a total of 12 courses per year):

  • Intensive Care Crisis Team Training
    This course provides scenario based team training on the types of adult emergencies that staff may encounter within the ICU or during a rapid response call.
  • ICU Difficult Airway Management
    This course focuses on the management and process of dealing with a difficult airway in the adult patient. The course comprises airway skills stations and scenario based team training.
  • Intensive Care Paediatric Crisis Team Training
    This course provides scenario based team training on the types of paediatric emergencies that staff may encounter within the paediatric ICU or during a rapid response call.

These inter-professional team training courses are specifically designed to provide participants with specialised skills training and allow them to practice their communication, leadership, decision-making and resource management skills.

There is no cost to John Hunter ICU staff to attend these courses – they are funded by the Department of Intensive Care to ensure our medical and nursing staff have access to the best training and professional development opportunities available.

Our unit enjoys working collaboratively with the HNE Simulation Centre. This is a state-of-the-art educational facility that delivers training to several thousand participants each year. The centre is supported by a team of specialist doctors and senior nurses who are trained simulation instructors and clinically active in the specialty areas of anaesthesia, intensive care (adult, paediatric & neonatal) and emergency medicine. 

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