World-class health simulation attracts international experts
The University of Adelaide’s world-class health simulation facility, Adelaide Health Simulation, will be on show to international experts attending the Australasian Simulation Congress.
More than 350 experts will see Adelaide Health Simulation in action during a live simulation demonstration. Each delegate has the opportunity to tour the impressive facility as part of the Congress, which focuses on modelling, simulation and system approaches to research, education, health, defence and engineering.
“Adelaide Health Simulation is the most technologically advanced healthcare simulation facility in Australasia. It allows medical and nursing students to learn about procedures and patient care in a realistic hospital environment and is a prime example of how simulation can be useful for industry,” said the University of Adelaide’s Associate Professor Adam Montagu, Director of Adelaide Health Simulation.
Located in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building on North Terrace, Adelaide Health Simulation is set up like a hospital with 36 assessment rooms and 24 multi-purpose teaching spaces, complete with functioning oxygen suction and call bells.
It also features an operating theatre, birthing suite and geriatric ward, with neonatal and resuscitation equipment, ultrasound machines and ECG monitoring.
“We are incredibly proud to be home to this cutting-edge facility, which has been selected as an example of best practice to international experts across a range of industries."Associate Professor Adam Montagu, Director of Adelaide Health Simulation, University of Adelaide.
Trained actors and hi-tech manikins work with learners as simulated patients to help students develop real-life communication and non-technical skills.
“In the simulation environment, our students can learn how to deliver safe and quality care to patients across the lifespan,” said Associate Professor Montagu.
“They learn a range of vital skills required in healthcare—from learning how to shower patients and attending to activities of daily living, right though to being immersed in simulated surgery and anaesthesia.”
Adelaide Health Simulation is the only Australian health simulation facility accredited with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)—the largest health simulation accrediting body in the world —for excellence in learning and teaching.
“We are incredibly proud to be home to this cutting-edge facility, which has been selected as an example of best practice to international experts across a range of industries,” said Associate Professor Montagu.
Tours of the Adelaide Health Simulation will take place throughout the Australasian Simulation Congress, which is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 21-24 August.
Associate Professor Adam Montagu, Director, Adelaide Health Simulation, The University of Adelaide.
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