Educational Grants

Educational Grants, Funded Projects and Curricula

Title
Awarding Body
Year
Partners
Description
Trauma Team Training
NSW Institute Trauma and Injury Management
2020
Building on a previous training program the SCSSC developed a new catalogue of trauma scenarios with accompanying delivery guides and educational support materials for trauma educators across NSW
The "Flip Side" - Junior Medical Officers' and Supervisors' use of Reciprocal Values Charter in Supervision Conversations to Build Trusting and Respectful Relationships
NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
2017
RNSH Junior Medical Staff Unit
The Flip Side project addresses JMOs and supervisors within medical supervision relationships, and is structured around reciprocal values charters and relevant educational resources. www.flipside.org.au
Conversations in Medical Management series
NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
2016 - ongoing
NSLHD, University of Sydney
This program grew from its forerunner "Conversations in Medical Supervision". It targets senior medical staff in management roles and provides intensive communiction training in performance management and counselling medical staff involved in bullying.
Conversations in Medical Supervision series
NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
2015 - 2015
NSLHD, University of Sydney
This program comprised short courses aimed to develop the communicaiton skills of senior medical staff in supervisory roles.
1 UP - Near peer instructors training course for junior medical officers
NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
2014
NSLHD, University of Sydney
Short course and web-based application aimed at developing JMO skills at teaching procedures to junior medical staff and students. Includes web based app for ward based assessment of DOPS
Conversations in Nursing Management
NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Grant
2014
NSLHD
Short course targeting Nursing and Midwifery managers. Aimed to teach structured conversational skills required for communication in performance review and orientation of new staff.
Conversations in Clinical Supervision
NSW Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
2013
NSLHD, University of Sydney
Short course and multimedia aimed at an interprofessional health audience with the aim to teach clinical supervisors communication skills relevant to supervision. Includes super-trainers course
Hub and Spoke distributed simulation education using the WISE model (Web-based Innovative Simulation and E-learning) EdWISE
Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Environments
2011 - 2013. Renewed 2013 - 2014
HETI, University of Sydney, Sydney LHD
The project used integration of internet operated tele-education, remote control of simulation, IT learning and content management system coined the Educaiton by We-based Innovative Simulation and E-learning (EdWISE) approach and coupled this with mobile simulation systems and other forms of support to provide a hub and spoke model of distributed learning to support staff in hospitals across all of NSW to deliver training.
Using simulation and the theme of the deteriorating patient to develop skills and training capacity in rural and remote multi-professional teams
Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges for the Australian Department of Health and Ageing Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Stream 1 Scheme
2010 - 2013
Orange Base Hospital, Townsville Hospital teams
The project was a mentoring programwhich up-skilled specialists as educators and supported them to deliver simulation and skills-focused training workshops to multi-professional teams working within their local facilities and regions. The training workshops covered a range of topics aimed at improving clinical and professional skills; these presented within the theme of "the deteriorating patient".
Developing sustainability for paediatric simulation training
NSW Department of Health, Greater Eastern and Southern Child Health Network Enhancement Grants
2009 - 2011
Building on previous rounds, this project delivered a suite of simulation-based courses to multi-professional and multi-disciplinary paediatric health teams including Paediatric Trauma Team Training, Advanced Communications, Train the Trainer, Mobile Rural and Metro Modular Program.
Simulation supporting rural specialists as leaders of clinical teams
Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Support Scheme for Rural Specialists (Round 8)
2009 - 2010
Four one day and one two day courses were conducted for medical specialists. The topics comprised obstetric anaesthesia, paediatric trauma management, the acutely deteriorating patient and airway management.
Mobile skills and simulation training for recognition and management of acutely sick children.
NSW Department of Health, Greater Eastern and Southern Child Health Network Enhancement Grants
2009 - 2010
Delivered one day Paediatric Life Support Course and Mobile rural and Metro Modular program across metropolitan and rural areas of the GESCHN network within NSW.
Building capacity in rural facilities to undertake paediatric team training
Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Support Scheme for Rural Specialists (Round 7)
2007- 2008
Round 7 built on work conducted in round 6, training a further 72 specialists with targeted needs including rural anaesthetists, and specialists working in isolated or under challenging conditions. In round 7 we also conducted pilot training in a rural setting, aimed at mentoring rural facilities to develop infrastructure to host simulation training to the local health community.
Paediatric team training
NSW Department of Health, Greater Eastern and Southern Child Health Network Enhancement Grants
2007 - 2009
Building on the previous round, this round had three components: part A - Continuation of the 2006 project (8 courses); Part B - Introduction of advanced team communication skills (2 courses); Part C - Introduction of off site training using mobile simulation in metropolitan and rural locations (2 weeks). By the end of this round, 200 staff along with 30 instructors had received training.
Specialist re-entry program for anaesthetists
Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
2006 - 2008
This program assisted specialist anaesthetists returning to specialist practice after extended leave. The curriculum was based on quality improvement methodology, the components including: educational consultation, development of learning / professional portfolios, simulation-based training, simulation-based peer appraisal, supervised clinical placements, mentors and guidance with optional activities tailored to the specialist's professional development needs.
Achieving better integrated care and use of clinical guidelines in acute rural paediatric practice.
Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Support Scheme for Rural Specialists (Round 6)
2006 - 2007
The projects goals were to improve care of children with acute serious conditions and improve adherence to best practice guidelines by rural specialists and their teams. The activities were three pronged: (1) Simulation courses for 72 specialists focusing on rehearsal of serious conditions, decision making, multi-professional teamwork and human factors; (2) Videoconference educational sessions for specialists and their broader teams focused on better use of clinical guidelines and (3) an independent quality assurance activity focused on improving outcomes and reducing risks in paediatric practice.
Paediatric team training
NSW Department of Health, Greater Eastern and Southern Child Health Network Enhancement Grants
2005 - 2007
The project trained multi-professional teams from emergency departments and intensive care units in a simulated environment to respond effectively to emergencies, develop effective teamwork and communicate effectively. Included a train the trainer component.
Teamwork in patient care teams
Ramsay Healthcare
2003 - 2004
Development of video-based educational resources and train the trainer curriculum addressing teamwork in the healthcare workplace. The NSW Clinical Excellence Commission has subsequently adapted the program retitled "Communicating for Clinical Care" which it endorsed as a teamwork training curriculum.

Peer Reviewed Research Grants

Title
Year
Investigator/s
Granting Body
Validation of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills in workplace assessment of ANZCA trainees
2007
Lee SL, Jolly B, Lawson M, Watterson LM.
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
Identification of essential teamwork behaviours in medical emergency teams
2004/5
Watterson LM, Buckley, T
Northern Sydney Area Research Grants
Teamwork in patient care teams
2004/5
Watterson LM, Burnand J, Walton M.
Effective HealthCare Australia
Effect of simulation training on competency to perform epidurals by anaesthetic registrars
2004/5
Watterson LM, Banejov S, Hyde S
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)