The Clinical Simulation Centre is an education and training facility committed to improving workforce learning and patient safety outcomes through the delivery of innovative simulation-based courses and programs, targeted towards improving patient care and the reduction of clinical risk.
We value inter-professional learning and strive to recreate life-like clinical scenarios where clinicians can be challenged, stimulated and supported to learn commonly performed skills and procedures, manage acutely ill and deteriorating patients and develop the non-technical and teamwork skills required to improve patient safety, within a risk-free environment.
Paramount is providing an environment for simulation-based education encompassing a range of modalities, which supports clinicians in improving skills and knowledge, while facilitating safe, high-quality patient-centered care.
COVID-19 physical distancing and restrictions for education and training sessions
The RMH Clinical Simulation Centre has now implemented physical distancing and restrictions to allow training to recommence within the Simulation Rooms. For further information, please contact the Simulation Education office.
Simulation based education
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The ACTION™ Course is a multi-professional program to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell. Originally developed in 1999 by Professor Gary Smith and colleagues at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, ACTION™ (ALERT™ in UK and Europe), has now run successfully since 2000 and is currently delivered in over 100 centres internationally.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital has been granted Centre of Excellence status and is the only hospital currently facilitating this course within Australia.
This is a 6-week comprehensive ECG interpretation and arrhythmia management short course designed for clinicians (medical, nursing and related allied health) who require knowledge and skills to interpret a normal 12-lead electrocardiogram, to recognise deviations from normal and to implement appropriate management. The program will be delivered over 6 weeks of 2 hour sessions (60 minute lecture and 60 minute face-to-face tutorial).
Find out more about the Fundamentals of ECG Interpretation and Management Course.
Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support Course have devised a set of protocols that address the cardiothoracic surgical patient suffering a cardiac arrest and all common serious complications in ICU or on the ward.
Find out more about the CALS (ANZ) Course.
ACDM course is designed to support Grade 2 nursing staff that are looking at enhancing their knowledge and skills in preparation to step up into the "nurse-in-charge" role.
Find out more about the ACDM course.