The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) is pleased to announce a new addition to its online education programs – Simulation Education Online.
Federal Education Officer Jodie Davis said the new website, launched today (Monday 27 August) demonstrates the ANF’s ongoing commitment to the continuing education of Australia’s nurses and midwives.
“This innovative website offers 3D simulated learning for clinical procedures,” Ms Davis explained.
“Each module teaches a different procedure through an interactive simulation, accompanied by a step-by-step text with hyperlinks, a video demonstration, a 3D model of the anatomy encountered during the procedure and a quiz.
“The simulation is also available in test mode so the nurse or midwife can check their competence.
“Scores and time taken to complete each module is stored in a logbook on the website for easy transference to the CPE professional development portfolio.”
Ms Davis said 32 modules currently available include specific clinical procedures such as how to administer an injection, insert a nasogastric tube or perform and interpret an ECG.
“These highly visual and interactive simulations allow the learning or review of nursing clinical procedures by mental enactment without the distraction of events in the workplace or the cost associated with attending face-to-face training,” she said.
“With a member base of over 220,000 nurses and midwives spread across a variety of diverse occupational roles and geographical settings, a significant challenge we face is providing high quality, yet affordable continuing education services, particularly in remote and rural locations.
“Simulation Education Online will be a working example of how we can meet these challenges and deliver quality education to our members.”
“The ANF has partnered with SIMTICS, a pioneer in cognitive simulation, to bring this unique training solution to Australian nurses and midwives.
“SIMTICS goal in developing these simulation courses was to revolutionise the way health care professionals learn clinical procedures by leveraging technology in an affordable format.”
The Simulation Education Online website is proudly sponsored by ME Bank, the bank for everyday Australians and the ANF is grateful for their ongoing support of the ANF.
For further enquiries please contact Jodie Davis, ANF Federal Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org