We are an education and training facility committed to improving workforce learning and patient safety outcomes by delivering innovative simulation-based courses and programs.
These courses are targeted towards improving patient care and reducing clinical risk.
What we offer
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 person-centred care.
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The ACTION™ (Acute Critical and Threatening Incidents Occurring Needlessly) 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.
A one-day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis. It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.
Intended Learning Outcomes
- Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
- Airway management skills
- Basic life support
- Defibrillation skills
- Cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS algorithm
- Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest
Medical and nursing
BASIC is a two-day interactive course designed to assist junior ICU doctors.
CALS Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Course have devised a set of protocols addressing the cardiothoracic surgical patient suffering a cardiac arrest and all common serious complications in ICU or on the ward.
This is a six-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 six weeks of two-hour sessions (a 60-minute lecture and a 60-minute face-to-face tutorial).
Intended Learning Outcomes
- Apply an understanding of normal cardiac function and electrophysiology to a cardiac assessment
- Apply basic principles of cardiac rhythm analysis to a rhythm strip and correctly identify normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms
- Demonstrate knowledge application of interpreting abnormalities in a 12-lead ECG
- Be able to recognise life-threatening arrhythmias and acute ECG changes and initiate timely management actions
- Describe the causes, significance, treatment, and management in the different types of heart blocks and arrhythmias
- Analyse modalities of treatment for arrhythmias: non-pharmacological and pharmacological
Medical, nursing, related allied health
The course is specifically aimed at trainees sitting the CICM fellowship clinical examination.