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SiLECT offers several simulation based programs and courses for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff. These programs are delivered within the simulation centre as well as in the ward or speciality environment.

Acute Care Training with Simulation (ACTS)

ACTS is a four hour intensive program with a focus on the latest teaching in advanced life support, local clinical guidelines and management of commonly faced emergencies. The emphasis is how to apply the skills in real life crisis situations, whilst examining the common skills essential for effective teamwork.

Program Lead Contact
Andrew Coggins (ED Staff Specialist) Andrew Coggins

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

The Advanced Life Support course is a two day multidisciplinary program. The program focusses on developing both the technical and non-technical skills required to manage the acutely unwell deteriorating patient. The program consists of didactic, skill stations and high fidelity simulation sessions. This is a WSLHD program which complies with ALS guidelines but is not a nationally recognised program though it is recognised by some medical colleges.

My Health Learning course code: Adult Advanced Life Support (ANADLIFESU)

Program Lead Contact
Nursing - Matthew Han
Matthew Han
Medical - Dr Giles Miller
Dr Giles Miller

Advanced Life Support on the Run

Designed to complement the Westmead ALS Team Training course, ALS on the Run is an insitu run program which involves simulated ALS calls run in a range of varying clinical and non-clinical locations around the hospital. These simulations aim to improve multidisciplinary teamwork, hospital processes and patient outcomes.

Program Lead Contact Bookings
Giles Miller (Staff Specialist Anaesthetics)
Anaesthetics Simulation Fellow
Cathleen Kuznesoff – 02 98459499 Cathleen Kuznesoff

 

Allied Health DETECT

Allied Health DETECT is a 1.5 hour program targeted at Allied Health. The course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills related to the identification and management of the deteriorating patient. A major theme is working within a team and communication.

Program Lead Contact Bookings
Nathan Moore (NE WSLHD Simulation) Nathan Moore Allied Health DETECT CSK969 (Allied Health)

 

DETECT

DETECT is a four hour multidisciplinary program targeted for clinicians all inpatient areas of the hospital as part of mandatory training. The course is completed once with a refresher program to be developed. The course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and practice skills related to the identification and management of the deteriorating patient. A major theme is working within a team and communication.


Program Lead Contact Bookings
Nathan Moore (NE WSLHD Simulation) Nathan Moore My Health Learning - DETECT Workshop CSK911 (Nursing & Medical)
  • DETECT Allied Health workshop (ADULT - Face-to-face education) (91007943)
  • DETECT workshop (ADULT - Face-to-face education) - Nursing and Medical - half day (91006258)

 

Educator Skills Training Program

This program builds on the 4 hour face to face DETECT program. It aims to promote a consistent delivery method for education focusing on DETECT (Detecting Deterioration, Evaluation, Treatment, Escalation and Communicating in teams) principles. All sessions aim to consolidate and expand current CN/ME, CN/MS skills and knowledge as well as encourage the use of simulation within ward based education plans.

Program Lead Contact Bookings
Sandra Warburton (NE Simulation) Sandra Warburton Drop In sessions, bookings not required

 

Foetal Obstetric Neonatal Training (FONT)

Designed to address neonatal resuscitation and obstetric emergencies. The two day FONT course follows DETECT principals with a focus on the correct assessment tools used to ensure appropriate management of foetal and maternal welfare. Mandated by the Ministry of Health this course covers common obstetric emergencies and basic mother and neonate resuscitation skills utilising didactic, skills stations and simulation.

Obstetric Emergency and Neonatal Resuscitation Training (FONT) - face to face workshop (57742692)
Contact: Roslyn Tobin, 9845 6167

 

Simulation Instructor Development Program – Fundamentals of Debriefing

This one day program follows on from the Simulation Instructor Development Course. Fundamentals of Debriefing aims to build upon the participants skills in the delivery of simulation based education by introducing the concept of Debriefing. Debriefing is widely accepted as a vital component of simulation based learning and an essential skill for any educator utilising this modality to provide a safe and effective learning environment.

Program Lead Contact Bookings
Nathan Moore (NE WSLHD Simulation) Nathan Moore My Health Learning Course code – CSK14398

 

Simulation Instructor Development Program – Introduction to Simulation Based Teaching

This one day program has been a designed as an introduction to the basic skills required to effectively utilise Simulated Learning Environments. This program aims to provide the participant with the basic skills required to safely utilise or participate in the delivery of Simulation Based Training. These skills include an understanding of educational theory, scenario design, simulation fidelity, debriefing skills and learner objectives. This program is delivered as part of a strategy to increase simulated learning capacity across the LHD.

Program Lead Contact Bookings
Nathan Moore (NE WSLHD Simulation) Nathan Moore My Health Learning Course code – CSK14345

 

Simulation on the Run (SOTR)

SOTR is a one hour program delivered insitu within available in-service timeframes. Sim on the Run (SOTR) provides simulation based educational sessions for all members of staff across all disciplines, in their day-to-day working environment. Scenarios are customised for each ward and may include, management of a deteriorating patient focusing on DETECT principals, communication, teamwork as well as ALS/BLS roles and techniques and in response to identified deficits and adverse patient outcomes.

Program Lead Contact
Sandra Warburton (NE Simulation) Sandra Warburton

 

Simulation Training for After Hours Residents (STAR)

STAR is a 10 week refresher program with a focus on the latest teaching in advanced life support, local clinical guidelines and management of commonly faced emergencies. The emphasis is how to apply the skills in real life crisis situations, whilst examining the common skills essential for effective teamwork.

Program Lead Contact
Andrew Coggins (ED Staff Specialist)
ED Simulation Fellow
Susan Papon
Phone 9845 7027

 

Trauma Team Training (TTT)

The Trauma Team Training (TTT) course is a one-day multidisciplinary simulation based course that addressed teamwork skills and clinical practice relevant to trauma team response. This is a course developed by the NSW Institute of Trauma Injury Management modified for delivery across WSLHD. The course focuses on the principals of human factors and team communication in the context of evidence based trauma management. Trauma in this context being seriously injured patients and not psychological injury.

Program Lead Contact
Julie Seggie (CNC Trauma) Julie Segge

 

 

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