Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre

BH UDRH Simulation & Skills Centre

The BHUDRH Simulation & Skills Centre was formally opened on the 24th of November 2012 by the Federal Minister for Health, the Honourable. Tanya Plibersek.

The Simulation & Clinical Skills Centre comprises three air-conditioned rooms dedicated to teaching, including a lecture room with a capacity for 15 people, and specialised training equipment.

The Simulation & Skills Centre comprises upstairs offices and meeting areas and a downstairs simulation and skills centre which is used weekly by students based in the BHUDRH.

The feature of the centre is a simulation room with three ceiling-mounted cameras and two microphones for recording sessions. This is operated from a control room via a one-way window. The simulation room can be used for many purposes, ranging from high-fidelity simulation sessions to communication training with our Sim ‘family’ (the latest Laerdal Sim Man 3G, Sim Mom and Sim Baby).

The centre also consists of a ‘skills’ room that is available for groups to practice hands-on procedures and ward-based scenarios. The focus will be as much on teamwork and group dynamics as on high-tech decision making. After each session, training groups are able to view a recording of the session in our debriefing room – a vital part of the learning experience.

The Centre is also available for use by other health providers in the district including the Far West Local Health District, RFDS, Medicare Local, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation and emergency services.

If you would like more information or wish to make a booking please telephone the BH UDRH Simulation & Skills Centre on +61 8 8080 1200.