A pilot project exploring increased capacity for student placements through procurement and trial of emerging technologyThis pilot project explored opportunities to increase student placement within selected community and sub-acute programs by using iPads to deliver remote supervision to occupational therapy students.
Accommodation refurbishmentTallangatta Health Service refurbished existing accommodation to increase their capacity for entry-to-practice students and assisted these students with undertaking clinical placements in rural environments.
Achieving the best in the west: Cultural Respect Encompassing Simulation Training (CREST)This project developed a pool of thirty trained and culturally diverse simulated patients (SPs) who assisted entry-to-practice learners and graduate staff with interprofessional learning via four piloted cultural sensitivity training modules and eight case scenarios using immersive simulation scenarios. The SPs came from non-English speaking backgrounds and were from six cultural groups (Muslim, Italian and Greek, Vietnamese, Iraqi, Sudanese and Chinese). Religious backgrounds and sexual orientations were also factors that were examined and taken into consideration during this process. For more information and to register for the CREST program, please visit http://commercial.unimelb.edu.au/custom-education/courses/crest.
Alpine Institute accommodationIn this project, Alpine Health improved organisational effectiveness through the continued development of a defined undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate strategy. In order to achieve this, Alpine Health relies on its ability to attract and retain students in a traditional small rural health environment, which has limited accommodation and public transport options. The development of this project has allowed for the refurbishment of student accommodation and has contributed to a substantial increase in student numbers, enabling further development of relationships with education providers. Additionally, a dedicated learning space equipped with information and communication technology now allows for in-house staff and student training ? contributing to the continuum of care.
Central Clinical Simulation (CCS) ProgramThis project developed a coordinated network of simulation facilities in the CPN along with interprofessional resources for simulated learning which increased regional simulation hours for entry-to-practice students and other health professionals. This involved collaboration between: Melbourne Health, the Royal Children's Hospital, the Royal Women's Hospital, Epworth Freemason's Hospital and the University of Melbourne.
Clinical supervision training in the Loddon MalleeThis project developed four interrelated, yet independent, modules for supervision training and delivered these to five hundred clinicians in the Loddon Mallee CPN. The modules include a train-the-trainer component and this was delivered to ten trainers over the course of the project. The project also produced a supervision guidebook to further support supervisors in practice.
Development of a simulated program in a new HWA-funded integrated student supervised clinicThis project delivered simulated learning opportunities within an interprofessional student clinic that included face-to-face interviews with simulated patients and videoconference link ups for real-time observation.
Gippsland Regional Advancing Clinical Education (GRACE) ProgramThis project established a CPN-wide supervision training framework that included novice supervision training that articulated into VET qualifications; along with train-the-trainer components. The project also developed an online database of supervision resources and sought to develop training opportunities in community health, mental health, Aboriginal health and aged care.
Hume CPN Mental Health Clinical Training AllianceThis project increased the capacity for mental health placements in the Hume CPN by engaging a range of new clinical placement sites outside of the acute mental health sector. Elements of the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environments (BPCLE) Framework were introduced at placement sites and online orientation materials were prepared to aid communication about organisational policies between placement sites and education providers and students.
Increasing capacity of clinical placements for entry-level allied health and nursing, midwifery students by exploring clinical placement opportunities outside regular business hoursThis project explored the advantages, disadvantages and factors that support the implementation of clinical placement opportunities for nursing, midwifery and allied health students outside of regular business hours (i.e. outside of 9:00am – 5:00pm). The project undertook mapping activities to determine current out-of-hours placement activity in the Northern Metropolitan CPN (now known as NorthWest Metro Workforce Network) and developed a 'how to' tool for organisations wishing to implement an out-of-hours model. Discussion Paper 2: maps out-of-hours clinical service delivery and placement activity for nursing, midwifery and allied health students across the Northern Metropolitan CPN. Also explores current supervision and placement coordination models.
Integrating in-situ simulation into clinical training in a regional community of practiceCommunication in an interprofessional setting using standardised patients. The aim of this project was to develop the capacity and quality of simulated learning being undertaken in the Hume CPN, specifically for staff and students of Albury Wodonga Health, and other agencies Albury Wodonga Health supports in its professional development program in the region.
Provision of a low/medium-fidelity simulation environment for teaching and learning in healthcareThis project developed Barwon Health's capacity to deliver low and medium-fidelity simulation alongside existing high-fidelity education and training activities. Funds were used to create teaching spaces at both the Barwon Health acute site, sub-acute site and aged care site for entry-level nursing and allied health students, postgraduate students and existing workforce. Barwon Health worked with partnered education providers to review curriculum and integrate opportunities for simulated learning.
Simulated Learning Environment (SLE) integration and development project for the Loddon Mallee RegionThis project established two rural hubs for simulated learning and established a program for delivering training at these sites (three days a week), at additional small rural health services (equivalent to two days per week) and to other interested health services and education providers (one day per week).
Simulation-based training and interprofessional education (STRIPE)The project developed an overarching and virtual team approach in the western region (Melbourne West) and ensure a collaborative approach to simulated teaching and learning thereby improving the safety and quality across the continuum of care for patients in the west.
Supervising the supervisorsThis project used a self-efficacy framework to identify staff in need of additional supervision training and support as well as delivered training to supervisors with low self-efficacy, and introduced workplace learning opportunities for further support and feedback.
The Victorian Simulated Patient Network (VSPN)The project develops an educational toolkit including DVD simulations and activity-based workshops for clinical supervisors, focussing on communication with students in a variety of circumstances. The purpose of the workshops is to refresh knowledge and translate that knowledge into clinical education practice.
Undergraduate medical and nursing placements in primary care settings, specifically general practices (including after-hours services)This project developed capacity for general practice clinical placements in the former Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local (IEMML) catchment area. The project introduced a dedicated Clinical Placement Support Officer and included a strong focus on communication and partnership building. The project also explored the use of an after-hours GP clinic for student placements.
Whole-of-system placements for professional-entry students from medicine, nursing and allied healthThis project developed and piloted a Whole-of-System clinical placement (WoSSP) model for professional-entry students from medicine, nursing and allied health disciplines in the Mount Alexander Shire of Victoria. The objectives were to improve the efficiency and quality of placements for students in smaller rural health services and provide a mechanism for interprofessional learning and systems-based health education. Structured clinical learning experiences were designed to enable students to interact with patients with complex, chronic health conditions, as they journeyed through the local health system. The project was based at Castlemaine Health and involved health professional students from Monash and La Trobe Universities.
National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource in VictoriaThe National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource provides a national benchmark that describes the core competencies of clinical supervision, across all health disciplines, settings and sectors.
The Clinical Supervision Skills Review Tool assists clinical supervisors to review their skills in clinical supervision. The tool is easy to use and assists supervisors with their strengths in clinical supervision, and any areas that may need further development.
The Resource Guide provides a helpful guide to implementing the National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource and the Clinical Supervision Skills Review Tool in Victoria.
These resources can be used by supervisors, managers, teams, organisations and education providers.
For a transcript of the videos, please email [email protected].
The Department of Health and Human Services thanks the Australian Government for the use of the National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource in Victoria and staff at Barwon Health for sharing their experiences in using the tool.
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