NT Simulated Learning Environment, Darwin

The last few months have been busy for the NT Simulated Learning Environment at Royal Darwin Hospital. A wide range of sessions have taken place, including:

  • 26 students from Year 2 of the Flinders NT Medical Program took part in in a two day session on Intensive Care Medicine as part of their Acute Care Block. This involved airway management, ALS and clinical cases and was a great opportunity to work on communication and clinical skills with fellow students and clinicians.
  • 19 Remote Area Nurses from around the NT took part in a 2 week training session run by educators from Centre for Remote Health. The RANS spent several days in the facility, taking part in practical activities such as role play consults, history taking, respiratory examinations and gastrointestinal examinations
  • Graduate Nurse CPD Study days with 20+ nurses have been run to refresh learners on Primary and Secondary survey taking.
  • Clinical Nurse Educators from RDH continue to host regular training on adult and paediatric resuscitation, triage, asepsis and manual handling.

St John  Ambulance took part in a suturing course run by RDH clinician Dr Mahiban Thomas, whilst Fox Education has used the facility for several sessions with their Diploma of Nursing students.
The highly successful NHET-Sim courses took place with local instructors working with interstate instructors to train anaesthetists, nurse educators, ICU staff and many more in the development and running of successful simulation sessions.

New equipment has also recently been purchased for use at the facility, including a nasogastric trainer, a suction unit, bone injection gun training kits and an EZ IO educator’s kit.
To make a booking or take a tour, please contact Lucy Goodacre or John Bauert at ntsimlab@flinders.edu.au or (08) 8922 6124