Courses

Here's a list of our courses for 2018

Kids Simulation Australia courses support health professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in caring for neonatal and paediatric patients across the state.

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KSA Simulation Faculty Development Program

Simulation Faculty Development - Day 1: Simulation Essentials

Simulation Faculty Development Course Day 1: Simulation Essentials is designed to enhance healthcare workers’ ability to deliver safe and effective simulation based paediatric education. This course will introduce the key principles of simulation based learning. Participants will develop knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of simulation to ensure that paediatric focused simulation that is effective for staff education, assists with validating research, enhances patient safety and mitigates risks in paediatric healthcare. 

A blended learning approach, pre-reading, interactive and experiential, has been applied in  this course to enable participants to develop their knowledge of the processes involved in undertaking simulated activities.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at paediatric educators, clinicians and researchers (Doctors, Midwives, Nurses, Allied health, Non-clinical staff) interested in using simulation for investigating, testing and training. This is highly interactive practical ‘hands on’ workshop. Participants may like to come with their own ideas to discuss also.  Places are limited to 12 attendees.

Learning outcomes

  1. Develop knowledge of the scope of simulation in testing, investigating and training to improve patient outcomes in a paediatric setting.
  2. Comprehend the process for development and implementation of simulation based programs in the paediatric context.
  3. Design, deliver and debrief a paediatric simulation-based activity within a safe learning environment.

Course dates

  • When: 10 September 8.00am - 4.00pm         Register now  
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead 
  • When: 9 October 8.00am - 4.00pm               Registrations open in JULY       
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick 

Cost

  • SCHN Staff – no charge
  • Non-SCHN staff – $400.00 (including GST)

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Simulation Faculty Development - Day 2: Constructive Conversations

Simulation Faculty Development Course Day 2: Constructive Conversations is designed to enhance healthcare workers’ ability to deliver safe and effective simulation based paediatric education. The emphasis of this day is the further development of the debriefing skills introduced in Simulation Faculty Development Course Day 1: Simulation Essentials.

Participants are provided with opportunity to learn and utilise debriefing adjuncts such as video marking and scripts. Opportunity to collaborate with other simulation faculty will be incorporated into this day.

Learning is both immersive and experiential with the focus on enhancing paediatric simulation delivery and debriefing skills in a safe and supported learning environment.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at paediatric educators, clinicians and researchers (Doctors, Midwives, Nurses, Allied health, Non-clinical staff) interested in using simulation for investigating, testing and training. This is a highly interactive practical ‘hands on’ workshop. Participants may like to come with their own ideas to discuss also. Places are limited to 12 attendees.

Learning outcomes

  1. Collaborate and share ideas and challenges in delivering simulation based education and training in paediatric health care.
  2. Further develop debriefing concepts and skills.
  3. Demonstrate practical skills in the use of Laerdal LLEAP software.
  4. Recognise and discuss the benefits of video replay in enhancing the educational impact of simulation.

Course dates

  • When: 14 November 8.00am - 4.00pm         Registrations open in AUGUST      
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • When: 4 December 8.00am - 4.00pm          Registrations open in SEPTEMBER
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick 

Cost

  • SCHN Staff – no charge
  • Non-SCHN staff – $400.00 (including GST)

Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation Training

Convened by Dr Kathryn Browning Carmo.

This course is aimed at the advanced practitioner and involves the stabilisation of neonates with varying conditions including; congenital heart disease, severe cyanosis, rhythm disturbances and the extremes of prematurity.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at doctors and nurses involved in the advanced stabilisation of neonates. Participants will work through simulated neonatal emergencies in teams throughout the day and so, we strongly encourage teams to attend this course together where possible.

Previous neonatal resuscitation training is required.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication during a neonatal resuscitation.
  2. identify and manage complex neonatal resuscitations within multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Demonstrate effective management of available resources.
  4. Understand the relevance of accurate placental histopathology in neonatal resuscitation.

Course dates

  • When: 14 September, 8.45am - 3.30pm           Register now  
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Cost

  • SCHN Staff – no charge
  • Non-SCHN staff – $450.00 (including GST)

 

Paediatric Nursing: It's as easy as ABCd

Convened by Nicole Mangion.

‘Paediatric nursing – It’s as easy as ABCd’ is designed to enhance the healthcare workers ability to nurse the paediatric patient in the non-tertiary healthcare setting.

As an introduction to paediatric nursing, this program will focus on the differences associated with performing an A-G assessment on a child / infant as opposed to an adult and how these differences determine the actions taken.

This is a one day fun and interactive course utilising medium to high fidelity simulation, using clinical scenarios.

Learning objectives:

  1. Confidently discuss the physiological differences of children as opposed to adults within the realms of the A-G assessment
  2. Confidently calculate and administer medications and IV fluids to the paediatric patient within the simulated environment
  3. Confidently recognise and act upon the signs of clinical deterioration in the paediatric patient

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at nurses who have limited or no experience nursing the paediatric patient and would like the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills.

Maximum of 12 participants per course

Course dates

  • When: 24 September, 8.00am - 4.00pm         Register now  
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
  • When: 30 November, 8.00am - 4.00pm           Registrations open in SEPTEMBER
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick 

Cost

$195.00 (including GST, morning tea and afternoon tea)

Perioperative Paediatrics (PoPPi) for Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses

Convened by Dr Sally Wharton

PoPPi is designed to provide a comprehensive update for anaesthetic and recovery nursing staff who are involved in the care of paediatric patients.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge and skills required to manage children in the perioperative period.

The course is a one-day interactive program utilising medium and high fidelity simulation, and using real life scenarios.

 Learning objectives

  1. Understand the specific differences between adults and children, with particular emphasis on airway management.
  2. Revise and practice paediatric resuscitation.
  3. Recognise and effectively manage common issues and serious emergencies that occur in children in the perioperative period.
  4. Develop skills in effective team leadership, team work and communication during emergencies.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for anaesthetic and recovery nursing staff caring for children in non-tertiary paediatric hospitals.

Course dates

  • When: 27 September 8.00am - 4.00pm         Register now  
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Cost

$280.00 (including GST, morning tea and afternoon tea)

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Tiny Tots Trauma

Convened by Dr. S Soundappan.

Tiny Tots Trauma is a one day course, aimed to provide practitioners involved in the stabilisation and transfer of injured children with an opportunity to practice and reflect on the management of paediatric trauma emergencies within the context of a simulated environment. By applying a structured approach to the early assessment, resuscitation and ongoing management of the injured child, participants will have the opportunity to work together and strengthen the efficiency within the trauma team roles that they may maximise improved outcomes in paediatric trauma.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all doctors, nurses and paramedics who are involved in the early assessment, stabilisation and transfer of injured children.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Recognise the key mechanisms of paediatric trauma and how they affect the pathophysiology of injuries in children.Recognise the key elements of improving outcomes in paediatric trauma.
  2. Recognise the key elements of improving outcomes in paediatric trauma.
  3. Demonstrate a structured approach to the assessment, resuscitation and management of the injured child.
  4. Recognise the severity of injuries in children and the need to refer/call for help.
  5. Demonstrate effective team work in relation to the management of the injured child, including role allocation, leadership & clear and direct communication.

Course dates

  • When: 23 November, 8.00am - 4.00pm         Registrations open in SEPTEMBER    
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Cost

  • SCHN Staff  – no charge
  • Non-SCHN Nurses/Paramedics – $200.00 (including GST)
  • Non-SCHN Doctors  – $450.00 (including GST)

Paediatric BASIC

Convened by Dr. Andi Christoff and Dr. Elena Cavazzoni.

Paediatric BASIC is a 2-day course covering essential and fundamental aspects of Paediatric Critical Care. The aim of the course is for the candidate to be able to implement the principals of ongoing management of the critically ill child, post the resuscitation and stabilisation phase.

Course outline

The Paediatric BASIC course has been endorsed by the College of Intensive Care medicine. The Paediatric BASIC course manual will be mailed to participants prior to the course. Mandatory pre-course MCQ to be completed

Lectures will be in the mornings followed by workshops in the afternoon, and will include:

  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Airway management
  • Resuscitation scenarios
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Vascular and intra-osseous access

Course aims

The aim of the course is for the candidate to be able to implement the principals of ongoing management of the critically ill child, post the resuscitation and stabilisation phase.

Topics covered include:

  • Airway management
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Management of shock
  • Severe sepsis
  • Interpretation of arterial blood gases
  • Transport of critically ill patients
  • Severe trauma
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Oliguria & acute renal failure
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Nutrition
  • Sedation and analgesia
  • Venous thromboembolic disease
  • Stress ulceration
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
  • Metabolic & electrolyte disturbances
  • Ongoing care of the critically ill patient

Who should attend?

  • Doctors and nurses who need to respond to deteriorating children.
  • Junior Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) doctors.
  • Senior trainees in general paediatrics or emergency medicine.
  • Paediatric MET team responders.
  • Senior PICU nurses.

Prerequisites

Nil

Course dates

  • When: September 3rd - 4th         Register now
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Cost

  • Nurses/Paramedics - $450.00 (including GST)
  • Doctors - $650.00 (including GST)

NeoPaed Simulation Training Day

Convened by Kavita Bhola MBBS ,DNB ,FRACP , MMClinEpi(Syd Uni)., CCPU (ASSUM)

Program overview

NeoPaed Simulation Training Day is a one day course,
aimed to provide practitioners involved in the resuscitation, stabilisation and transfer of the newborn infant.
It precedes the NeoPaed Conference, held annually.

The course provides participants with an opportunity to practice and reflect on the management of emergencies in the newborn infant within the context of a simulated environment.
By applying a structured approach to the early assessment, resuscitation and ongoing stabilisation of the newborn, participants will have the opportunity to work together and strengthen the efficiency within the resuscitation team that they may maximise improved outcomes in the newborn population.

Course delivery

The course will provide an overview of newborn resuscitation, skill stations and immersive scenarios. Topics covered include:

  • Newborn resuscitation
  • Airway management, including intubation
  • Pneumothorax management
  • Emergency UVC insertion
  • Pre-term resuscitation
  • Meconium Aspiration management
  • Preparation and communication in retrieval of the unwell neonate

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at all doctors, midwives and nurses working in level 3 and 4 units and who are involved in the early assessment, stabilisation and transfer of the newborn. 

It is encouraged that practitioners working as part of a team would attend together, for example: obstetrician/paediatrician/midwife/nurse.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a structured approach to the assessment, resuscitation and stabilisation of the newborn and pre-term infant.
  2. Recognise the key elements of improving outcomes in the newborn population.
  3. Demonstrate effective team work in relation to the management of the newborn, including role allocation, leadership & clear and direct communication.

Prerequisites

Nil

Course dates

  • When: 6 September 8.00am - 4.00pm                     Register now
  • Where: Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Cost

  • Nurses/Midwives - $280.00 (including GST)
  • Doctors - $400.00 (including GST)

Please note: This course is supported by the organisers of the NeoPaed Conference.
Places are limited. Preference will be given to applicants from outside the Sydney Metropolitan area.
Course fee is ONLY for the NeoPaed Simulation Training and does not cover registrations for the NeoPaed Conference.

For further information regarding the NeoPaed Conference,
please contact PSN on 02 9382 0269