Sydney clinical skills and simulation centre

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'.

Workshop 1     Recognition and management of the acutely deteriorating patient

Workshop 2     Communicating with colleagues and patients

Workshop 3     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.

TTT1      Simulation instructor course: Practical clinical scenarios

TTT2      Simulation instructor course: Immersive simulation and debriefing

TTT3      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.

Contact Information

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 smsc@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au.

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.


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