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Starship Hospital Simulation Programme

Founded in 2010, the Starship Hospital Simulation Programme (SHSP) aims to optimise patient outcomes and safety.

The Starship Hospital Simulation Programme (SHSP) was founded in 2010. In February 2011 a formal partnership was commenced with the Children's Hospital Boston Simulator Programme to develop a comprehensive on-site simulator programme. It aims to optimise patient outcomes and safety via team training, competency training, staff development and quality improvement.

The programme focuses on in-situ training (in the usual place of work) using multidisciplinary team training using high fidelity simulation.

The programme delivers:

Simulation Instructor Workshops (bi-annually) and Instructor Refresher Courses (annually)
The Instructor Workshops comprise a 3 day interactive course covering the major aspects of paediatric simulation. The course content includes:

The aim of the course is to train trainers to co-ordinate and run their own crisis simulation programmes at the point of care (in clinical areas).

In situ training
A programme of CRM workshops has been introduced to areas with a high incidence of critical events: Paediatric Intensive Care, Operating Rooms and Children's Emergency. These clinical areas are now providing regular training in this manner to their staff.

Further in-situ training is planned for other areas within Child Health, including Newborn Intensive Care and the Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service. These training sessions have been very successful in improving the medical knowledge and crisis resource knowledge of staff of all levels, as well as identifying important systems issues for the departments involved.

Other education
Starship Hospital Simulation Programme is also involved in simulation demonstrations and other paediatric resuscitation training. If you are interested in learning more about:

Trish Wood
Nurse Educator
Simulation Training Child Health
021 764 235

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