South Coast Simulation
Quality simulation-based medical training on the South Coast of NSW.
Advanced Life Support
Clinical Emergency Management
Whole of Practice Training
South Coast Simulation has been established in recognition of the increasing demands on rural GPs and General Practices in managing acutely unwell patients within an ageing population and increasing chronic disease. Simulation training is well recognised as the gold standard for emergency training but has, up to now, been very hospital-centric. GPs know that the hospital arrest team won’t be coming around the corner with a crash trolley within the first 5 minutes. For General Practice, it is important that doctors are able to pre-empt an escalating crisis for their patients as well as be confident they can manage the deteriorating patient.
For some years Taff Hughes has been talking to like-minded colleagues about his concept to expand standard CPR training for FRACGP GPs and incorporate a team based approach for the whole of the practice. Simulation is a great way to bring the whole of practice together in a safe learning environment. The goal is to empower all members of the practice: receptionists, nurses, registrars and GPs to feel confident and have a better understanding of their role at the time of an emergency, using their own equipment.
The SC Simulation team is passionate about providing education in BLS, ALS as well as the “In Practice Emergency Skills Course” (IPESC). The range of courses cover the needs of Registrars, GPs of both colleges as well as whole medical practices. Fellows of ACRRM can attend the SC Simulation ALS courses to comply with their College requirements. South Coast Simulation are also happy to design personalised courses for Registrars and GPs (minimum numbers apply) or Whole Practice training. Our pilot whole-of-practice training program in 2017 achieved a very positive response. Some of the unexpected benefits of this program related to the confidence that was built for the non-medical staff as they saw how expert their own nurses & GPs were.
Taff Hughes has extensive experiencing as a trainer in simulation for over 20 years. His sessions have been popular for Medical Students, nursing staff, hospital medical staff and GP Registrars. He has a reputation for challenging his participants with innovative and “out-of-the-box” scenarios that make the experience far more realistic. This is balanced by a supportive and safe environment for the participants to find the gaps in their knowledge and refine their skills.
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