Project Type: Mentoring Program
Project Duration: 4 Years
Using simulation and the theme of the deteriorating patient to develop skills and training capacity in rural and remote multi-professional teams, the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSSC), working in partnership with the RACP has coordinated a project entitled “Using simulation and the theme of the deteriorating patient to develop skills and training capacity in rural and remote multi-professional teams.” This project aimed to develop skills and training capacity in rural and remote multi-professional teams", and was delivered between April 2011 and April 2013.
Part 1: Workshops
A choice of seven workshops was delivered from the SCSSC and hosted rural centres. Four clinical up-skilling workshops focused on different aspects of the topic 'recognition and management of the deteriorating patient'.
Recognition and management of the acutely deteriorating patient
Communicating with colleagues and patients
Preventing errors and managing crises during procedural care
Workshop 4 Managing the critically obstructed airway
Three train-the-trainer (TTT) courses focused on different educational methods and simulation modalities.
Simulation instructor course: Practical clinical scenarios
Simulation instructor course: Immersive simulation and debriefing
Simulation instructor course: Communication facilitation skills and working with actors
The first workshops were held in June and August 2011 and further workshops were conducted in 2012 and 2013.
Part 2: Rural Hosting Program
Specialists were invited to host one of the clinical up-skilling workshop from their rural hospital facilities with the assistance of the SCSSC project team.
An information sheet, workshop flyers and application forms are available on the SCSSC website www.scssc.edu.au or by contacting the SCSSC administration officer, Sarah Doran on (02) 9926 4620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Project has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One which is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this project.