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Simulation Programs


  • Current programs

    The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Simulation Program is aimed at improving the quality and safety of staff and children's care through the provision of this interprofessional simulation program.

    Each course focuses on discussing how human factors influence our ability to work as a team in crisis situations. Participants then have the opportunity to practice these principles with Inter-professional simulated scenarios, each one followed by a debrief and discussion to explore the team performance.

    Full day courses also incorporate clinical skills and/or communication workshops that are relevant to the theme of the day and are directed towards the needs of participants (information we receive from the Simulation Needs Assessment sent to participants after registration in the course).

    Our courses and programs have been categorised in three areas:

    Clinical programs

    The RCH Simulation Program is committed to training interprofessional teams around how human factors impact on clinical decision making during clinical events.

    Communication programs

    The RCH Communication Program focuses on training healthcare workers on key communication strategies during complex conversations between colleagues and families.

    Instructor programs

    The RCH Simulation Train the Trainer Program focuses on training healthcare workers to utilise all facets of simulation as an educational tool.

     Click here to download the Simulation Program Brochure 2021

    What others are saying!

    "Without doubt we have learned a lot from the pilot session, and our expectation is the feedback will guide further learning and refining. That being said, our sessions went very smoothly and reflected the professionalism with which our hospital approaches both simulation and trauma care."
    Warwick Teague,  Director Trauma Service – The Royal Children's Hospital

    "Can I also say thank you to the whole team for such an informative and well run day (GRIPS). I have benefited greatly from it by refreshing my current knowledge, benefiting by learning updated guidelines and gaining new skills. Running through scenarios, I felt, was of great benefit especially with the medical team as it gave a 'realness' (if there is such a word) to the situations.” 
    Natasha Ward, Registered Nurse, Sugarglider – The Royal Children's Hospital

    Simulation centre room bookings

    Please refer to our Resources page for Simulation Centre Room Booking and Resources Process and Form