Simulation Programs

Communication

  • The Simulation Team have developed and are developing, a number of communication workshops which will be available for staff to attend. These workshops can also be run by the Simulation Team within RCH hospital departments depending on specific needs.

    Supportive Leadership following Critical Events (2019)

    The Simulation team (Dr Jenni Sokol) will be delivering a three hour course on the leadership required to support your staff following critical evens on the wards.

    Exposure to critical clinical events involving extremely sick children can be distressing for staff. This course aims to provide a framework on how to facilitate immediate “guided reflection” around critical clinical events in order to provide support for staff involved.

    Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff who may be required to facilitate such sessions are encouraged to attend.

    This course is currently directed at RCH staff but generalisable to external participants if they wish to attend.

    Course Dates 2019

    Thursday 28th, February   
    Tuesday 28th, May 
    Tuesday 25th, June 
    Thursday 10th, October 
    Tuesday 10th, December 

    Fees
    FREE for RCH Staff, please register using your RCH email
    External Nursing/Allied Health - $80
    External Medical - $100
    *All bookings are plus GST and booking fee
    Payment can be made with Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

    Register

    Click here to register via Eventbrite

    A reminder email will be sent out 3 weeks prior to the event. Please notify us ASAP if are no longer able to attend  once booked in.

    Supportive Leadership following Challenging Events (2019) Non clinical RCH Staff Only 

    The Simulation team (Dr Jenni Sokol) will be delivering a three hour course on how to support administrative and management colleagues following challenging events in which they may be involved with.

    Exposure to challenging events at work can be distressing for staff. This course aims to provide a framework on how to facilitate immediate “guided reflection” around challenging events in order to provide support for staff involved.

    Administrative and Management staff who may be required to facilitate such sessions are encouraged to attend.

    Course Dates (2019) 

    Thursday 21st, February   
    Tuesday 25th, June  
    Tuesday 8th, October 
    Tuesday 26th, November  

    FREE and only available for RCH staff; please register using RCH email when booking

    Each course will host a maximum of 15 participants.

    Click here to register via Eventbrite

    Giving Feedback

    This is a 2 hour interactive workshop around learning a communication framework in order to provide constructive feedback to peer, colleagues or friends. 

    Workshop Dates 2019

    Monday 4th, March
    Monday 29th, April
    Monday 22nd, July
    Thursday 10th, October

    Fees

    FREE for RCH Staff, please register using your RCH email
    External Nursing/Allied Health - $55
    External Medical - $80
    *All bookings are plus GST and booking fee

    Register

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    Graded Assertiveness

    This is a 2 hour interactive workshop where participants will learn how to provide graded assertiveness in difficult situations with a defined communication framework.

    Workshop Dates 2019
    Thursday 11th, April
    Monday 24th, June
    Thursday 29th, August
    Monday 11th, November

    Fees

    FREE for RCH Staff; please regeister using your RCH email
    External Nursing/Allied Health - $55
    External Medical - $80
    *All bookings are plus GST and booking fee

    Register

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    Breaking Bad News

    This is a 3 hour interactive workshop including a simulation with an actor where participants will learn key communication skills and a communication framework to deliver bad news to patients and parents.

    Workshop Dates 2019
    Thursday 28th, February
    Monday 13th, May
    Monday 2nd, September
    Thursday 3rd, October

    Fees

    FREE for RCH Staff, please register using your RCH email
    External Nursing/Allied Health - $80
    External Medical - $120
    *All bookings are plus GST and booking fee

    Register

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    Open Disclosure

    This is a 3 hour interactive workshop utilising  the RCH framework to "openly disclose" a critical incident to parents following a clinical event that may have impacted their child.  The session includes a workshop, role plays and a simulation with an actor. 

    Workshop Dates
    Monday 1st April, 2019
    Monday 27th May, 2019
    Monday 30th September, 2019
    Thursday 5th December, 2019

    Fees

    FREE for RCH Staff, please register using your RCH email
    External Nursing/Allied Health - $80
    External Medical - $120
    *All bookings are plus GST and booking fee

    Register

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    Open Disclosure Recap RCH Staff ONLY

    This is a 2 hour Simulation session to practise utilising the RCH framework for Open Disclosure conversations. This session is for RCH staff who have previously attended the Open Disclosure workshop with role plays, and would like the opportunity to observe and/or participate in a simulation session with an actor,  in order to practice "open disclosure" of a critical incident to parents following a clinical event that may have impacted their child.

    Workshop Dates
    Monday 15th April, 2019
    Monday 19th August, 2019
    Monday 14th October, 2019
    Thursday 25th November, 2019

    Fees

    FREE for RCH Staff, please register using your RCH email

    Register

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    Other available Communication Workshops

    End of Life
    This can be a 1 to 4 hour interactive workshop addressing conversational strategies around talking to families when caring for a dying child.

    Difficult Conversations over the phone
    This can be a 1 to 4 hour interactive workshop addressing key communication skills and language staff can use when dealing with a parent over the phone. 

    Register your interest

    To express interest or if you would like further information, please email  Simulation@rch.org.au

    In development

    Advanced Care Planning

    Communication 101