Monday, 16 May 2016

Joint Sim lab trains Leongatha students & practitioners

Students and staff from Monash Rural Health Leongatha and Gippsland Southern Health Service staff will benefit from a new simulation training facility. A partnership between the two has seen the training area established adjacent to Monash Rural Health’s teaching site, in the grounds of Gippsland Southern Health Service, Leongatha.

Medical student, Max -William Ubels with local lecturer, Dr Trevor Andrews, in the new sim lab shared with staff of the Gippsland Southern Health Service.
Existing simulation equipment from both organisations has been pooled and additional equipment purchased including an Advanced Life Support (ALS) mannequin and ‘Sim Mom’, a birthing simulator. SimMom is an advanced fully body birthing simulator with accurate anatomy and functionality to facilitate obstetric training of birth management. The ALS mannequin is designed to meet the training needs of students and staff in emergency care from basic assessment to advanced life support skills.

Monash Rural Health Leongatha Academic Coordinator/Lecturer, Jennie Casey, said the benefits of simulated learning environments were now well documented.

“Educators in rural areas are utilising simulation as a teaching modality for more comprehensive learning experiences,” she said.

“Not only can our medical students use the facility but hospital medical staff, nurses, allied health staff and local general practice staff can all take advantage of the equipment.”

“This equipment is very costly however through our partnership, we can now provide our students and local health workers with this simulation technology to enhance their training,” Ms Casey said.

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