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Skill Stations

  • Face-to-face workshop with social distancing

    To adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, skill stations will be capped at the room capacity for participants per workshop. These numbers are outlined in Learning HERO at the point of sign-up.

    2021 dates for skill stations are available via Learning HERO. Select each workshop for more details and registration.

    IV Cannulation 
    Designed to give you the underpinning knowledge of IV cannulation, comfort for kids, positioning of patient and practice to assist you in giving the best patient care when doing this procedure.

    Lumbar Puncture
    Designed to give you the underpinning knowledge of performing a Lumbar Puncture. It includes positioning of the patient, equipment and practice to assist you in giving the best patient care when doing this procedure.

    Intraosseous Access
    Designed to give you the underpinning knowledge of Intraosseous Access, positioning of patient, complications, access sites and practice to assist you in giving the best patient care when doing this procedure.

    Plastering in children
    Designed to give you the underpinning knowledge of plastering in children. This is a hands on skill station where you will be plastering other participants with best practice.

    Places are limited so register now! 

    Step 1. Click to enrol into the relevant skills station course
    Step 2. Complete the eLearn module as pre-requisite
    Step 3. Book and attend the skills station workshop
    Step 4. For Lumbar Puncture ONLY (optional though highly recommended), book a supervised Lumbar Puncture practice with Catherine Crock in theatre, by contacting Patricia.Goncalves@rch.org.au.

    If you are unable to attend your skill station session(s), please email Angela.Cisternino@rch.org.au.



    A survey conducted in 2015-2018 showed one of JRMO top 10 fears when commencing in paediatrics, was procedural skills within a complex paediatric environment.

    In collaboration with Medical Education, the Simulation team and medical experts within RCH, a skills station program was designed to allay these fears and build on the JRMO’s own knowledge, allowing them to access information and practice where they feel gaps exist.

    Each skills station program include: 

    1. An eLearn module to provide underpinning knowledge.
    2. A facilitator-led simulated workshop to practice skills in as safe environment and learn “tips and tricks” of the procedure.
    3. Supervised practice on the ward. 


    Plastering Skill Station 10March2020