ReVISE – Medical Simulation Unit

The Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE) is a medical simulation centre that provides high-quality simulation programs for Deakin students, Barwon Health employees and other health professionals.

What we do

ReVISE provides a safe learning environment to deliver simulation-based training that contributes to patient care and safety. Our team develops new simulation programs to meet the needs of our users, and runs existing national and international programs such as E-MET and BASIC.

Our goal is to develop and deliver training that optimises health education and patient safety at all levels of expertise. In keeping with Deakin’s vision, we aim to provide innovative teaching that promotes community, rural and regional engagement.


About simulation

Healthcare simulation allows clinicians and students from various disciplines to:

  • practise procedures
  • refine communication techniques
  • gain experience in recognising and treating medical conditions
  • undertake multidisciplinary teamwork training
  • all training is in a safer environment without the potential to cause any patient harm.

Courses

ReVISE currently provides programs targeted at all levels of training in the areas of:

  • deteriorating patient education
  • basic and advanced life support
  • advanced airway management
  • crisis resource management
  • obstetric
  • surgical and pediatric emergency management
  • communication
  • trauma care.

Many of these programs are designed to include interprofessional training to acknowledge the reality that health care is delivered by teams and not a sole practitioner.

ReVISE also has the potential to provide high-quality SBET for health professionals and students in the Geelong area and regional Victoria.

Deteriorating Patient Program

Year 3 and 4 Medical Students at the Geelong Clinical School are exposed to a series of structured tutorials and simulated activities targeted at the identification and management of deteriorating patients.

Pre-internship Simulation Module (PRISM)

This innovative program combines volunteer simulated patients and experienced clinical tutors in order to create a hospital-like simulation experience for final year medical students.

'PRISM has helped increase my confidence for internship. It's very hands on and practical.
– PRISM participant

UHG Supersessions

ReVISE believes that teams working together should train together. This ethos has driven the development of a unique model of large scale simulation education which allows 35-40 anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine trainees to engage in team based learning. Nursing staff from these areas are also encouraged to attend.

'Thanks to everyone for their hard work in organising the Trauma Supersession. It really highlighted the importance of communication and to constantly reassess the situation.'
– Participant, Trauma Supersession

Specialised BLS/ALS

BLS/ALS refresher courses continue to be in high demand. ReVISE promotes developing programs that are specific to the stakeholders' area of interest. For example, a radiology BLS/ALS simulation program was designed, developed and conducted allowing for the diagnosis and treatment of common radiological emergencies, along with a refresher on BLS/ALS.

'Thanks for the great BLS/ALS session. It's very important to practice these skills every year or two. Well done!'
– Participant, Radiology Session

In-situ Simulation

ReVISE collaborated with University Hospital, Geelong (Barwon Health) to produce a successful program on common theatre emergencies that included a large scale multi-theatre anaphylaxis scenario. The emphasis was on anaesthetic crisis management, but multidisciplinary engagement was encouraged from surgical staff and theatre technician staff. Participant responses were observed and debriefed and feedback from the session was encouraging.

ReVISE has come so far in a short amount of time. I'm very excited about the MET Team Training day; I don't think there's anything quite like this program being offered at another hospital. I know our residents, nurses and patients will be better off for it.

Dr. David Green

ICU Deputy Director, University Hospital Geelong

Our research

ReVISE, along with the Geelong Clinical School Research Group, brings together researchers across health education fields to collaborate and investigate better ways to train the health professionals of the future.

We conduct research across the spectrum of health professional education – from undergraduate to continuing professional development of fully qualified and experienced practitioners.

Find out more about our research

Our team

Director of Simulation – Kate McCloskey

Kate McCloskey is a general paediatrician and medical director of simulation at Geelong clinical school. She completed her PhD with the Barwon Infant Study.

Kate is particularly interested in child and adolescent research, the translation of simulation into clinical practice and combining high-fidelity simulated resuscitation with communication skills teaching.

Deputy Director of Simulation – Dr Melissa White

MBBS FACEM GCHPE

Melissa is an Emergency Physician with an interest in medical education and paediatrics.

Melissa completed a Fellowship in Simulation and Crisis Resource Management at Monash Simulation and Skills Centre before going on to complete further training in Simulation from The Harvard Centre for Medical Simulation.

Melissa is an Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) course director and instructor, as well as an instructor for the Generic Instructor Course.

She is currently the Co-Convenor for the Emergency rotation at the Geelong Clinical School.

Her areas of interest in simulation include inter-professional learning and crisis resource management.

Simulation Developer – Rebecca Stengewis

Simulation CSI

Rebecca Stengewis is a registered paediatric nurse and midwife. She has taught at the Geelong Clinical School since 2008. She has qualifications with NHET-Sim and is an accredited ALS instructor. She joined the ReVISE team as the dedicated clinical skills instructor for simulation programs and has been instrumental in managing the logistics of delivering high-quality programs.

Administrator – Beni Turkson

Contact us

Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE)
P: +61 3 4215 5109
F: +61 3 4215 5149
Email ReVISE

Geelong Clinical School
Level 1, 285 Ryrie Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220