The NSW Rural Mobile Simulation Centre education program provides a two day simulation based experiential learning program for doctors, nurses and paramedics who work in rural and remote NSW Health facilities.
The Emergency Masterclass aims to provide doctors, nurses and paramedics with a simulation based education program to improve the management of acutely unwell or critically injured patients presenting to health care facilities in rural and remote NSW. A key aspect of the Emergency Masterclass is to foster interprofessional education and training amongst rural doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Emergency Masterclass Core Aims
- To improve the teamwork skills of rural practitioners – doctors, nurses and paramedics, to enable effective work in interprofessional resuscitation teams with limited resources
- To provide a structured approach to the assessment and skills in the management of airway, breathing and circulation problems, in a manner that is realistic and achievable for rural practitioners who provide critical care
- To improve critical care knowledge and skills for rural practitioners so they are able to provide better care by focusing on the principles of management prior to the patient being transferred by retrieval services, or improving and remaining in the facility.
- To improve the understanding of practitioners of other discipline’s skill set to enable appropriate role allocation in an interprofessional resuscitation team.
RURAL MATERNITY CARE COURSE
The HETI Rural Maternity Care Course (RMCC) is a two day course designed to assist rural and remote NSW Health staff improve the management of pregnant and birthing women and their newborns in facilities that do not provide routine midwifery or obstetric care. This interprofessional course provides a blend of face to face and simulation based education, focusing not only on the development of clinical skills required when caring for women and their babies, but also the non-technical skills, including teamwork and communication. Additional skills learnt will be the development of common processes, practices and languages, as well as the skills and knowledge to work effectively within an interprofessional team.
Rural Maternity Care Course Aims
- To improve teamwork skills of rural practitioners – doctors, nurses and paramedics, to enable effective work in interprofessional resuscitation teams with limited resources
- Identify the physiological changes of the pregnant woman
- Identify the signs of 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage of labour
- Describe and demonstrate the management of an unexpected normal birth in an environment with limited resources
- Identify the escalation, referral and retrieval process for a neonate or mother requiring resuscitation and further care