ReVISE – Medical Simulation Unit

ReVISE (Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education) is a medical simulation centre of high standard, capable of delivering accessible and relevant programs to various groups. These include students from Deakin medical school, undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational trainees from a wide range of health disciplines throughout rural and regional Victoria.

What we do

ReVISE provides a safe learning environment for the provision of simulation- based education in order to contribute to patient care and safety. ReVISE encourages research and the ongoing development of the simulation centre and its staff, in order to set and maintain high standards. ReVISE aligns itself with Deakin's six core commitments:

  • rural and regional engagement
  • continuing education and lifelong learning
  • equity and access
  • research that makes a difference
  • contemporary and flexible teaching programs
  • an international outlook.

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

About simulation

Healthcare simulation allows the clinicians and students from various disciplines to:

  • practice 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.


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 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.

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


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