Kids Simulation Australia

Kids Simulation Australia (KSA) is the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network simulation program dedicated to improving the quality and safety of paediatric health care through simulation-based education.

Contact details: 
  • Ph: 9845 0446
  • Fax: 9845 2999

Randwick

  • Ph: 9382 1911
  • Fax: 9382 1922

Using innovative and evidence-based training techniques, KSA centres and their programs train professionals in the intricacies of caring for and managing sick and injured children. When the stakes are too high to work directly on patients, simulation uses cutting-edge technology to replicate real-life scenarios and allow for experiential learning, educational innovation, collaboration and research.

KSA provides training for paediatric staff working regionally, and offers general neonatal and paediatric simulation courses and customised simulation courses to meet local health area needs. External groups can choose to conduct their sessions independently, with or without manikins and other technology, or engage our experienced educators and technical staff.

KSA operates to the highest standards of ethical conduct and provides exceptional quality and reliable service. 

Simulation in action

KSA courses

Kids Simulation Australia focuses on delivering courses that support health professionals in improving their knowledge and skills in caring for neonatal and paediatric patients across the state. There's a range of simulation-based training courses for health professionals working externally to SCHN, including paediatric simulation faculty development courses.

COURSE

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

STATUS

Simulation Faculty Development Course: Simulation Essentials - Day 1

27 February 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation Training 

2 March 2018 

8.45am - 3.30pm 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead 

To be confirmed 

Perioperative Paediatrics (PoPPi) for Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses

27 March 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Three Day Simulation Faculty Development Workshop

4 to 6 April 2018

8.30am - 4.30pm

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

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Paediatric Nursing: It’s as easy as ABCd

12 April 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Simulation Essentials - Day 1

17 April 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Constructive Conversations - Day 2

2 May 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead 

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Constructive Conversations - Day 2

5 June 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm 

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

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Paediatric Nursing: It’s as easy as ABCd

14 June 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead 

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Tiny Tots Trauma

29 June 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm 

To be confirmed

Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation Training 

14 September 2018 

8.45am - 3.30pm 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead  

To be confirmed 

Simulation Faculty Development Course: Simulation Essentials - Day 1 

18 September 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead  

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Paediatric Nursing: It’s as easy as ABCd 

24 September 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm 

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick 

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Perioperative Paediatrics (PoPPi) for Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses

27 September 2018 8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Simulation Essentials - Day 1 

9 October 2018 8.00am - 4.00pm 

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick  

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Constructive Conversations - Day 2

14 November 2018 8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead 

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Tiny Tots Trauma

22 November 2018  8.00am - 4.00pm 

To be confirmed 

Tiny Tots Trauma

23 November 2018 8.00am - 4.00pm

The Children's Hospital at Westmead 

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Paediatric Nursing: It’s as easy as ABCd

30 November 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick  

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Simulation Faculty Development Course: Constructive Conversations - Day 2

4 December 2018

8.00am - 4.00pm

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick  

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Would you like more information?

Email Kids Simulation Australia or call us on the numbers below:

  • Westmead - Ph: 9845 0446, Fax: 9845 2999
  • Randwick - Ph: 9382 1911, Fax: 9382 1922

Training centres

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Kim Oates Australian Paediatric Simulation Centre
Hainsworth Street, Westmead, NSW 2145

Access to venue: In the Children’s Medical Centre Building (adjacent to the Public Car Park), go through the main entrance on the ground floor and follow the hall to the end of the corridor.

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

Les White Clinical Education Centre
Level 4, South West Wing
High Street, Randwick, NSW 2031

Access to venue: Access to the 4th floor is via the lift in “link corridor” between Prince of Wales/Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital.  Please take the lift  or stairs to the 4th floor.

The Kid's Simulation team

Ingrid Wolfsberger RN BNSc, MEd (Health Professional Education); Grad Cert Paed Emergency

Network Simulation Co-Lead - Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Ingrid trained as a nurse in Canada with a background in paediatric emergency.  She has held both clinical and education positions at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) and in this time developed an interest in simulation based education through her involvement with the development and implementation of a multidisciplinary in situ simulation program within the emergency department.  As the CHW Simulation Coordinator, she was involved in the curricula design and course development for numerous in-situ and centre-based multidisciplinary simulation programs within the hospital and externally.  During this time, she assisted in the establishment of Kids Simulation Australia.  She currently is the Network Simulation Co-Lead for SCHN.

Robyn Galway is currently the acting Network Simulation Co-Lead

Email Robyn: robyn.galway@health.nsw.gov.au

Sally Wharton MBBS FRANZCA

Medical Simulation Co-Lead - Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Sally is a paediatric anaesthetist who has worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) for 20 years.  She has a keen interest in teaching and training – as Supervisor of Training, Part II examiner and ANZCA Education Officer of NSW.  She has been involved in simulation at CHW since it first began, particularly in situ training with operating theatre staff.  She regularly facilitates simulation-based education outside the hospital at other centres, regional and national meetings.  She commenced in this position in April 2017.

Email Sally: sally.wharton@health.nsw.gov.au

Philip Williams BA Hons. (UWS)

Multimedia Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Phil has 14 years of experience working in the education and health sectors in AV client services.  Phil represented The Children's Hospital at Westmead at the International Paediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops in 2011 in Toulouse, France, where the poster presentation co-authored with Dr Marino Festa, Dr. James McCauley, and Martin Brown was awarded second prize.

Email Phil: philip.williams@health.nsw.gov.au

Caleb Lapointe RN BNSc

Simulation Coordinator - The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Caleb is an experienced registered nurse with a background in paediatric anaesthetics and recovery nursing.  Caleb has worked at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for almost a decade, starting in medical respiratory before moving to perioperative services where he has been for the last 5 years.  Caleb developed a keen interest in simulation education during this time and has been involved in various programs within the hospital where he currently works as the Simulation Coordinator for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Email Caleb: caleb.lapointe@health.nsw.gov.au

Teena Jose B.Tech Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineer

Teena brings over 7 years of experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering.  She has worked as a Biomedical Engineer with Fortis Healthcare, India for 6 years.  During this time, Teena effectively coordinated activities for the department to include the maintenance  and evaluation of Biomedical Devices including Simulation Equipment.  She has contributed significantly to the Hospital’s JCI quality standards.  When Fortis established a new hospital for Women and Children-Fortis La Femme, Teena proceeded to head the Biomedical Engineering Project and successfully implemented the Project.  As the Biomedical Manager, she was responsible for all the services of the Biomedical Engineering Department.  Prior to Fortis, Teena also worked as Biomedical Engineer with Apollo Hospitals, India and KMCH, India for about 1 year.

Email Teena: teena.jose@health.nsw.gov.au

Stephen Best

AV Technician

Steve has been working in the film and television industry since graduating as a directing major from the Australian Film and Television School.  He has worked in a variety of roles including writer, producer, director, camera, sound and website development both in the field and in post-production.   He has produced and directed a significant catalogue of programs as varied as Australians at War (history series on ABC), Bulls & Bears (documentary on ABC), Catalyst (science and factual on ABC), Collectors and Auction Room (on ABC), Food Lovers Guide (on SBS), Earth Pulse (series on National Geographic) and American Journey (Discovery Channel).  He has recently worked on the Big Stories Small Towns online documentary series,  ZDF German TV and Decoupage France and education videos for Charles Sturt University  and The Heart Foundation.

Email Steve: stephen.best@health.nsw.gov.au

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