Simulation Equipment for The Children's Hospital at Westmead

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW specialising in treating seriously ill children from all across NSW, Australia and the Pacific Rim.

Simulation education and training is vital for medical and nursing staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment to improve patient outcomes. Through this real life simulation, both medical & nursing staff can learn how to respond in situations and improve practice.

See the simulation in action here! This enables PICU to continue to provide exceptional simulation scenarios with the ultimate goal of contributing to patient safety through training and education of staff.

“The iSimulate equipment which has been generously donated by WestConnex allows our medical and nursing staff the opportunity to train and learn how to respond to life threatening situations which affect the children we look after, within a safe and controlled environment. We take real life scenarios such as a child who has been in a motor vehicle accident or cardiac arrest and use the software to simulate the emergency so we can train our team and ensure they’re ready for the real thing.

“This essential equipment is an integral part of our PICU training which allows our team to focus on teamwork and medical technical skills, helping to better prepare our medical practitioners and nurses"

David Harper, PICU Acting Nurse Manager said.