Monash Simulation Provides A Wide Range Of Services In Addition To Our Direct Course Activity. We Have An Established Track Record Of Providing Excellent Service To Our Clients And Offer A Wide Range Of Services.
Education Design & Assistance
Our professional team of clinical experts, experienced simulation instructors and coordinators provide a range of education and technical services. We can assist with the design, delivery and evaluation of education packages
Please visit the Monash Simulation course information page for a detailed summary of the courses we provide.
Don’t find what you are looking for? Alternatively, the Centre can provide an education consultancy service and can tailor-make a course or education package designed to meet your specific needs.
We provide a realistic, controlled (simulated) clinical environment which is ideal to test new medical devices, services, protocols and/or procedures.
Centre Design & Development
Due to our vast experience with simulation-based learning, our staff have enormous expertise in the design and development of simulation learning environments.
Drawing on our years of simulation experience, Monash Simulation is happy to assist you with addressing any specific challenges you may have with establishing your own simulation setting. Perhaps you would like some advice on the setup of the environment, the flow and design of the floor plan, or just want an opinion on your ideas for simulation-based learning. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Television, Film & Photographic Productions
In consultation with the Public Affairs and Communication Department of Monash Health, Monash Simulation is happy to provide a consultancy service for television, film and photographic productions. Our simulated ward or operating room can provide a clinical setting for visual realism and our experienced clinical staff can provide the medical expertise to provide authenticity to plots with medical story lines.
Monash Simulation faculty are often invited to speak at conferences and forums. Our staff have diverse clinical backgrounds and can provide an interesting perspective on many issues that relate to patient safety in health care.
The unique feature of in situ training is its ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the context of a real and highly relevant work environment. With a focus on patient safety, teamwork and human factors, in situ simulation-based learning within a healthcare environment has the opportunity to contribute and develop to an organisational culture of improved patient safety by broadening the participants’ perception and understanding of their local work environment and its potential for error.
Monash Simulation has vast experience in the delivery of in situ simulation-based education. In 2005/6, we delivered a mobile in situ simulation program in conjunction with the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). Titled the ‘Support Scheme for Rural Specialists’, the program aimed to provide a unique opportunity to deliver Crisis Resource Management training in the rural workplace with a particular focus on patient safety, error management and teamwork. The dedicated sites for the program were Orange (NSW), Cairns (QLD), Darwin (NT), Launceston (Tas) and Wodonga (Vic).
As an extension of this work, our Centre assisted with the development, implementation and evaluation of the Victorian Multidisciplinary Trauma Resource Management (VMTRM) course, an innovative simulation-based program developed to provide multidisciplinary trauma training to doctors, nurses and paramedics within their local working environment in rural Victoria.
Monash Health is a multi-site healthcare service and as such, has a unique challenge with the training and education of its workforce. Mobile simulation provides the opportunity for highly relevant, contextualised in situ training opportunities across all sites within the organisation. In 2005, we provided in situ simulation training to test the operational systems and staff readiness to receive and care for patients prior to the official opening of Casey Hospital. This exercise eliminated potential patient safety errors prior to real patient exposure.
Over many years we have provided training opportunities for our clinicians and have vast experience in taking low, medium and high capability mannequins on the road to a variety of clinical settings. These include but are not limited to: the operating room, intensive care unit, clinical ward and radiology department. Our current insitu program is delivered by NICU and Monash Simulation instructors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Monash Clayton and involves the delivery of inter-professional clinical scenarios and facilitated discussions to NICU medical and nursing clinicians.
Monash Simulation is happy to provide in situ training opportunities to other external health services. We have previously undertaken work in the Alfred Hospital where an operating room was dedicated to simulation-based learning for an entire week, allowing operating room, anaesthetic and surgical staff to undertake Crisis Resource Management training.
If you have need for in situ education, please contact us to discuss your requirements.