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Training Courses

Prepare yourself and your team better for potential life threatening risks in the real world through courses the Centre offers.

We provide a wide range of training courses which are designed to allow simulation-based learning to put theory into practice. Here you will find a diverse range which includes basic First Aid and Moulage courses to specialised Bronchoscopy and Thoracic skill courses.

If you wish to work with us to develop a course in health care, visit our services page for more information.

  • Emergency Medicine Update for Rural and Remote SAThe program provides primary healthcare professionals with an update in Emergency Medicine and looks to support those undertaking the certificate or diploma in Emergency Medicine.

    This program is federally funded so is available free to all Healthcare professionals working in rural and remote South Australia. This will consist of two 2 day workshops, optional mentoring and online resources. The workshops are held approximately 4-6 months apart compromising of skills teaching, small group tutorials and simulation based education techniques. This program contains the latest updates in Emergency medicine; in addition a survey will be performed for each location allowing the workshops to be tailored to local needs. The program will be led by FACEMS and other content relevant experts.

    The following skills are included:

    • Basic Airway
    • Advanced Airway - including the Vortex approach
    • Surgical Airway
    • ALS - CRP, defibrillation, post resuscitation care
    • Advanced Circulation - IO, RICC insertion
    • Trauma - chest tubes (Seldinger and surgical), c-spine collars, pelvic binders, femoral traction devices

    Updates in the following emergency presentations:

    • ALS
    • Complex Trauma
    • Difficult Airway
    • Paediatric
    • Obstetric
    • Cardiovascular
    • Respiratory

    For booking, please visit our registration site.
    Registration Site

  • Simulated Triage Assessment and Resuscitation Training (START)An interprofessional course combining simulator based training techniques with small group learning to improve the management of medical and surgical emergencies.

    We focus on participants’ awareness of crucial Human factors including leadership, teamwork, communication and critical decision making to improve the quality of team-based clinical care. Our individual course design allows all staff (nurses, interns and RMO/ Registrars) to work together in teams, mirroring their clinical environment.

    The course uses advanced simulators to recreate emergencies that present to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Acute Surgical Unit (ASU), Emergency Department (ED) or on Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls.

    Teams will have to assess the patient, recognise the cause for deterioration and work together to stabilise the patient. We use advanced debriefing techniques including video, to create a fun, safe and supportive learning environment. We will also incorporate SA Health’s objectives in improving patient safety and quality.

    The teams are made up of 10 participants: 2 RMO/Registrars, 2 Interns and 6 nurses. It is important you pick the correct ticket type for this reason.

    Participants: This would be suitable for nurses and doctors of all levels working in ED, IMS, Surgical and Medical specialties and Doctors. Teams will be kept small to mimic clinical working environments and allow individual learning.

    Topics include:

    • Common Medical and Surgical Emergencies seen in the ED, AMU, ASU and on MET
    • Human Factors – Communication, teamwork and Leadership
    • Exploration of critical decision making
    • Recognition of deteriorating patient
    • Common emergency drugs and infusions

    Successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

    For booking and payments, please visit our registration site.
    Registration Site

  • Provide First Aid / CPREquip yourself with invaluable first aid skills – you can't learn it in an emergency.

    First Aid: This practical course covers all the fundamentals of first aid required until medical assistance arrives. Participants will learn how to manage victims with injuries or life-threatening situations with casualty(s) in need. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Basic life support/CPR (DRSABCD)
    • Management of cardiac emergencies
    • Management of breathing emergencies
    • Shock recognition and management
    • Management of bleeding and wounds
    • Management of burns and scalds
    • Climate induced illness (Hot and Cold)
    • Management of strains, sprains, dislocations, fractures and other serious injuries
    • Management of the unconscious but breathing casualty
    • Poisons, bites and stings (including anaphylaxis)

    Upon successful completion of the First Aid course, you will receive a nationally recognised Provide First Aid Statement of Attainment valid for up to three years.

    CPR: Course is approximately 3 hours. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment valid for a year.

    Upcoming Course Dates

    2016 Course Location

    13th July
    9:00am - 12:00pm (CPR)
    9:00am - 5:00pm (PFA)

    Provide First Aid
    S127, Level 1, Medical School South (Frome Rd)

    20th  September
    9:00am - 12:00pm (CPR)
    9:00am - 5:00pm (PFA)

    Provide First Aid
    S127, Level 1, Medical School South (Frome Rd)


    For pricing and registration information please select from the below:

  • Advanced Life Support Level 2Focus on developing advanced skills in managing deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest

    This practical two-day course gives participants the opportunities to learn in several interactive workshops through simulation-based learning. Participants will be given clinical based simulation and practical skills station to develop their technical, team and communication skills. The course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties or required to teach them on a regular basis.

    Workshop Includes:

    • Airway management
    • Monitoring, rhythm recognition and 12-lead ECG
    • Initial assessment and resuscitation
    • Tachyarrhythmia, cardioversion and drugs
    • Cardiac arrest management
    • Bradycardia, pacing and drugs
    • Manual mode defibrillation and basic life support
    • Special circumstances (including: asthma, anaphylaxis pregnancy, hypothermia, electrolyte abnormality)
    • Cardiac arrest management – increased complexity
    • Arterial blood gas analysis
    • Intra-osseous access workshop – (optional workshop)

    Participants include doctors and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, acute admissions units), resuscitation/medical emergency teams and/or work in paramedics. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification and current clinical or healthcare educational appointment or be in training for an Australian professional healthcare qualification. Prior clinical knowledge and experience of critically ill patients is essential. View the pdf to find out more on who should attend the course.

    Successful candidates receive an Australian Resuscitation Council ALS2 Provider certificate which is valid for 4 years. To register for one of our upcoming course, visit our registration site.

    To find out more about ALS2, visit the Australian Resuscitation Council website or contact us.

  • Instructor Training: Simulation as a Teaching ToolThe Center for Medical Simulation and the University of Adelaide present an Institute for Medical Simulation four day intensive Simulation Instructors Course.

    This world renowned intensive 4 day course immerses healthcare simulation leaders and instructors in a multi method course wherein participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioral, and cognitive skills through simulation.It draws from the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organizational behaviour.

    Participants explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healhcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains. The daily formats vary and include; simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback. This course also offers two social evenings for networking and sharing experiences. Download Course Brochure.

    Topics include:

    • Developing effective debriefing techniques and avoiding ineffective ones
    • Preparing, building, conducting and debriefing high-fidelity simulation scenarios
    • Teaching teamwork and crisis resource management
    • Teaching critical thinking and skills
    • Building a challenging and safe learning environment


    For booking and payments, please visit our registration site.
    Registration Site

  • Adelaide to Outback General Practitioner Training ProgramA diverse and inspiring education experience – creating confident and competent General Practitioners.

    Delivered to doctors selected to specialise in General Practice, this core clinical training maintains an innovative, high quality and adaptive program including simulation based course. The program adheres to the training standards set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Learn more

  • Diver Medical TechniciansUndertake the opportunity to practice your clinical skills as well as basic life support.

    The Centre provides a simulation based component to this course. Providing the opportunities for participants to learn the importance and chance to practice clinical and basic life support skills through active and collaborative team work in a simulated learning environment. This will allow participants to understand and be able to perform the skills when required in the real world.

    Participants will learn to:

    • Perform Nasogastric Insertion
    • Identifying the need and performing adequate Basic Life Support
    • Insert a Laryngeal Mask Airway
    • Identify the need for and perform a chest needle decompression.
  • National Health Education and Training in SimulationSupport the development of healthcare students and professionals through simulation.

    The National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim) workshops provide e-learning modules and experiential based workshop activities.

    These workshops are intended for anyone who plan to or currently uses simulation education to support the development of healthcare students and professionals. They offer e-learning and workshop activities to all healthcare professional disciplines across all jurisdictions and in metropolitan as well as rural locations. Learn more

  • Disasters in BronchoscopyManage dangerous complications in the area of bronchoscopy confidently and efficiently.

    Developed by an experienced team of medical professionals, this one day course provides advanced trainees and consultants in thoracic medicine the opportunity to practice in dealing with the rare but dangerous complications in the area of bronchoscopy.

    Traditionally, trainees perform procedures on real patients with minimal practical experience. In these situations – confidence, safety and comfort factors can be an issue for them. This course aims to bridge this gap by giving them the opportunity to practice and learn in a safe environment so that they are able to perform procedures on these complications with confidence in the future.

    In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to practice with high fidelity simulation on these complications. You will also build your confidence through scenario practicals and perform bronchoscopy procedures with troubleshooting and effective team work.

  • Core ThoracicGain an insight to the fundamentals and core of thoracic.

    Covering the principles for non-invasive ventilation and chest drain insertion, this one day thoracic procedure and skills course will provide an insight to the fundamentals and core of thoracic.

    Our experienced instructors will provide practical tips as well as highlight common complications. You will learn to recognise and avoid these complications and develop the skills and knowledge required to perform procedures.

    Participants will need to be at BPT2 and above to undertake this course.

  • Moulage for SimulationGain the skills and knowledge to add realism in mock emergency trauma care scenarios.

    The Centre provides a two day course introducing participants to the fundamentals of moulage.

    Moulage is a French word meaning casting or moulding and it is the art of creating and applying mock injuries. By undertaking this course you will gain the skills and knowledge to add realism in emergency trauma care scenarios where you can apply mock injuries on humans and manikins.

    You will be taught by experienced instructors from the world of simulation as well as professional makeup artists. From this you will learn to create burns, scars and other injuries to enhance the realism in simulation.

  • Core Procedures for Rural General PractitionersPractice and hone in your procedural skills in a safe learning environment.

    This one day course provides rural general practitioners the opportunity to practice and hone in their procedural skills in a safe learning environment. Expert instructors will provide the teaching on the latest techniques and practical tips for common procedures.

    The Centre covers procedures such as needle cricothyrodotomy, chest needle decompression, chest drain insertion, IO needle insertion, central line insertion, chest and abdominal thoracocentesis and accredited cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training.

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