Committed to Education

The Australian Institute of Medical Simulation and Innovation provides internal and external staff with high quality education involving simulation and debrief. Our learning sessions aim to improve patient safety and communication among staff in clinical scenarios. We encourage medical, nursing and allied health departments to get involved in this learning experience.

 

Our Course Offerings

AIMSi ARC ALS 2 Flyer 2024 WSLHD Staff TN             AIMSi ARC ALS1 Flyer 2024-1 TN             AIMSi BLS Assessment Flyer 2024- Final version TNa            AIMSi SIDP 2024 TN             Humans in Health Program 2024 Flyer TN2
     ARC ALS 2 Course                                 ARC ALS 1 Course             2024 Basic Life Support Assessment     Simulation Instructor Development          Humans in Health Program

AIMSi basic TN

     BASIC ICU Course

                                                 Please click on an image to open the flyer and register for the course

 

Learn more about our workshops:

DETECT Junior

(This course is only available to WSLHD staff)

Overview:
DETECT Junior comprises three components, a manual, e-learning and face to face training, which provide key information on how to perform a systematic patient assessment (Detecting deterioration); identify the early and late warning signs of deterioration in a patient (Evaluation); provide simple and timely interventions ; manage deterioration (Treatment); escalate appropriately (Escalation); communicate effectively as a team member (Communicating in Teams)
The eLearning component and participant training covers all learning outcomes outlined in the BTF curriculum.

Target Audience:
All staff working with paediatrics

Dates:
3 times per year in AIMSi or upon request There are qualified DETECT Junior trainers across BMDH

Time & Duration:
4 hours face to face component
2 hours eLearning

Cost:
Free (register for study leave)

How to register:
Log onto My Health Learning (HETI) Online using your employee number and usual password.
My Health Learning Course Code: 101514194

Essential preparation for course:
Between the Flags - Deteriorating Patient Learning Pathway - Paediatric patients (Nursing)

Complete the following:
  1. Between the Flags – Tier 1 – eLearning – Awareness, Charts and Escalation
  2. Between the Flags – Tier 2 – eLearning – Communication, Teamwork and Documentation
  3. Between the Flags – Tier 2 – eLearning – Systematic Assessment (Paediatric)
  4. Between the Flags – Tier 2 – eLearning – Case Studies – Nursing & Medical (Paediatric)

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

Resus4Kids

This course is only available to WSLHD staff

Overview:
Resus4Kids Short Practical Course (90 mins) and eLearning component (90 mins) RESUS4KlDS is a paediatric life support training program for health care rescuers who may be involved in the initial resuscitation of an infant or child in respiratory or cardiac arrest The course is generic and designed for an interdisciplinary audience including medical and nursing students, paramedics, practicing doctors and nurses and allied health workers By the end of the 90 minute practical course participants will be able to:
  • Explain why good TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION are essential for optimal outcomes in resuscitation (use names, allocate and accept roles)
  • Manage an infant or child’s AIRWAY (opens and clears the airway and maintains it open)
  • Perform effective BREATHING (slow breaths with chest rise)
  • Demonstrate effective minimal interruption cardiac COMPRESSIONS (push hard, push fast, allow full chest recoil)
  • Recognise and provide initial management of shockable and non-shockable cardiac RHYTHMS
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe DEFIBRILLATION

 

Target Audience:
All staff working with paediatrics.
Pre-requisite to DETECT Junior

 

Dates:
3 times per year in AIMSi and upon request. Check heti online.
There are qualified trainers across BMDH in ED, AIMSi and paediatrics

 

Time & Duration:
1.5 hours eLearning
1.5 hours face to face training

 

Cost:
Free

 

How to register:
Through HETI
Log into My Health Learning (HETI) Online using your employee number and usual password.
In the search catalogue type in RESUS4KIDS.
Select the first option
01. RESUS4KIDS - Paediatric Life Support for Healthcare Rescuers e-Learning

 

ARC Advanced Life support 1 ( ALS 1 )

This course available to internal and external staff

Overview
This course is designed to give participants skills to manage the immediate period of crisis including cardiopulmonary arrest.
Course features:
  • One day face-to-face with supporting manual
  • Practical workshops and simulations
  • Course material uses current ARC/ NZRC guidelines
  • Co-badged with the Resuscitation Council of the UK, New Zealand and Europe
  • Accredited with professional colleges
  • Faculty - Registered ARC Instructors
  • 4 year validity of certification

 

Target Audience
Nurses and Doctors

Key features of this Education Program:
  • This includes those skills for dealing with a cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies in a clinical setting. Included in the course is:
    • Causes and prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest
    • Systematic patient assessment using the ABCDE approach
    • The ALS algorithm and initial resuscitation
    • Manual and/ or AED Mode defibrillation techniques
    • Airway management using various techniques and adjuncts (inc.Oropharyngeal /optional –Laryngeal Mask Airway)
    • Participation as a member of the Medical Emergency Team
    • Key clinical skills assessed continuously over the course c

Dates
Course dates are listed in the Course offering flyers above

 

Time and Duration
Full day course
0800-1600

 

Cost
$ 595 - External participants
$ 275 – Internal WSLHD participants

 

How to register
To register, email [email protected]

 

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

ARC Advanced Life support 2 (ALS 2)

This course available to internal and external staff

Overview

The Australian Resuscitation Council Advanced Life support Level 2 (ALS2) is a standardised national course for healthcare professionals. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification and current clinical or healthcare educational appointment. The course is very intense and prior clinical knowledge and experience of critically ill patients is essential.
Key features of this Education Program:
  • Two day face-to-face with supporting manual/ pre and post MCQ
  • Prior competence in CPR needed
  • Practical workshops and simulations
  • Course material uses current ARC/ NZRC guidelines
  • Recognised by Resuscitation Council of the UK, New Zealand (NZRC) and Europe (ERC)
  • Accredited with professional colleges
  • Compliance with Safety and Quality Improvement Guide Standard 8
  • Faculty - Registered ARC Instructors
  • 4-year validity of certification

Target Audience
Nurses and Doctors

 

Dates
Course dates are listed in the Course offering flyers above.

Time and Duration
Two day course
0800-1700 (each day)

 

Cost
$ 1440 - External participants
$ 695 - Internal participants

 

Essential preparation

 

How to register
To register, email [email protected]

 

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

 

FONT (Obstetrics Emergencies and Neonatal Resuscitation Training)

This course is only available to WSLHD staff only

Overview
This course offers training in recognising, managing and escalating maternal and neonatal emergencies including deteriorating patient, shoulder dystocia, PPH, preeclampsia and breech presentation. Training in deteriorating patient and Between the Flags Criteria for Maternity patients and includes practice skills sessions.

 

Target Audience
Mandatory Training program for Registered Midwives and Obstetric Medical Staff

 

Dates
Advised on HETi Online.

 

Time and Duration
Full day course
0800-1630

 

Cost
Free

 

How to register
Registration is done via HETi online. Please search course in catalogue using course name or code: CSK1422

 

Essential preparation

 

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

CRASH (Critical III Assessment, Stabilisation and Holistic Care)

This course is only available to WSLHD staff only

Overview
These cases have been designed as a means to focus learning on common clinical scenarios involving the acutely deteriorating patient.  They have been developed to resemble clinical cases that candidates may be asked to assess and manage.  All cases underscore the importance of teamwork and in general are fun using a multidisciplinary format.
The content of the cases is a reflection of local clinical experience, with input arising from:
  • Reviews of common Rapid Response Calls and Clinical Review calls
  • IIMS
  • Critical and Sentinel Incidents
  • Common critical scenarios involving high risk procedures
  • Rare clinical events that have demonstrated a high propensity to miscommunication and significant judgement variance.
Target Audience
Nurses, interns, JMO’s, RMO’s, SRMO’s, Consultants

 

Dates
Advised on HETi Online.

 

Time and Duration
13.45-15.30

 

Cost
Free

 

How to register
Registration is done via HETi online. Please search course in catalogue using course name or code: CSK14383.

 

Essential preparation

 

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

 

SIDP (Simulation Instructor Development Program)

Overview:
The Simulation Instructor Development Program was developed to provide an introduction to the use of simulation based education to interested Educators and Clinicians.
The course content will cover:
  • Education theory supporting simulation use,
  • the development of simulation based scenarios,
  • The use of standardised patients; and
  • Medium/high fidelity maninkins with the day completing with the participants running and participating in a simulation they have developed.

Target Audience:
Clinicians interested in/required to utilise simulation based education.

Dates:
Course dates are listed in the Course offering flyers above

Time and duration:
The SIDP course consists of two parts ran on Two different dates:
Time: 8:00am - 16
  • Part 1: Introduction to Simulation Based Teaching (CSK 14345)
  • Part 2: Fundamentals of Debriefing (CSK14398)

Pre-requisites:
  • Part 1 - CSK 14345: NHET-Sim Modules C1, C2, S3, S4 & S10
  • Part 2 - CSK14398: NHET-Sim Module S9 and Completion of program 1

How to Register:
  • Enrolments is available via My Health Learning
  • For all other enquiries please contact: [email protected]

 

STATUS (Skills Training & Assessment Techniques Using Simulation)

This course is only available to WSLHD staff only

Overview
These series of short courses have been designed to incorporate underpinning knowledge of nursing clinical skills, professional practice and provision of clinical care within the national competency standards NSW Health and Local Health District Policies/Procedures and Competencies.
The use of simulation will assist with the skills training of nurses and midwives in a safe environment.  Allowing for classroom styled teaching combined with a simulated patient environment to assess and reflect on the provision and coordination of point of care nursing practice in alignment with National Competency Standards.
This is a 60 minute simulation based course designed to reinforce the basics of nursing using simulation. It is a skill based course using manikins. The aim is to improve nursing skills and relate them back to the patient.
Key features of this Education Program:
  • Skill based learning
  • Understanding of local supporting policies, procedures and competencies that outline direct and support clinical skills
  • Reflective discussion of practice in relation to professional practice and coordination of patient care

Target Audience
All levels of nurses

 

Dates
Advised on HETi Online.

 

Time and Duration
13.30-15.00

 

Cost
Free

 

How to register
Registration is done via HETi online. Please search course in catalogue using course name or code: CSK14395.

 

Essential preparation

 

Important Information
Confidentiality Form
Terms and Condition of Course Participation

HIH (Humans In Health)

This course is only available to WSLHD staff only
Overview:

The Humans in Health program is designed to enhance interactions and outcomes for all humans working in health. The strategic communication workshop provides theoretical knowledge and frameworks with practical application activities for participants on the following topics: Conflict Management; Graded Assertiveness; Giving and Receiving Feedback and Person-Centred Care

Topics focused on will provide learners with skills in:
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Team debriefing
  • Basics of Crisis Resource Management

Target Audience:
All Clinicians

Dates:
  • Course dates are listed in the Course offering flyers above.

Time and duration:
  • Full day course (0800-1630) comprising of two parts:
  • Part 1 : Strategic communication – DEV14153 (8:00AM – 12:30PM)
  • Part 2 : Teaming – DEV14154 (13:00PM- 16:30PM)
How to register:
Email AIMSi staff to assist with registration via [email protected] or click the link at the bottom of the Humans in Health Flyer

 

 

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