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From Queensland to Western Australia — delivering simulation training to highly qualified faculty

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Having opened only five years ago, Saint John of God Midland, Western Australia, is taking active steps toward training staff in the skill of simulation.

Fifteen highly qualified staff from Saint John of God’s public and private hospitals undertook Mater Education’s four-day simulation faculty development course, ‘Simulation for healthcare Improvement’. 

During the session, participants learned how to write a simulation scenario, run a session and then effectively debrief. Staff based their simulation activities on real life scenarios in their areas of practice including perioperative, emergency and medical. The purpose of the training session was to provide St John of God staff with the skills to successfully lead their own simulation sessions to implement process improvement activities and better prepare staff for emergencies.

As a large Australian Catholic healthcare provider, the introduction of internal up-skilling training will result in better patient experiences and improve healthcare services.