The UCRH Simulation team has piloted a newly developed Renal Simulation course designed with a specific focus on providing a unique method of learning and development to specialist nursing teams in haemodialysis.
Ten nurses from Lismore Base hospital and the Ballina District hospital participated in one of the two simulation workshops. The workshops were facilitated by Renal nurse specialist and clinical simulation educator Lissa Ingram, and clinical simulation manager Sharene Pascoe.
The primary focus of the 2 hour workshops was to build on the knowledge and skills of the nursing staff so they can confidently manage deteriorating patients on dialysis. This included consolidation of recent changes in practice, application of recognised clinical tools in the systematic assessment of renal patients, and practice delivering Basic Life Support (BLS). Course participants reported increased confidence in delivering BLS after practising on simulated patients in a safe learning environment, and expressed a desire to participate in similar simulated learning scenarios.
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