Welcome to NZASH.
We are a national organization for all things simulation. We promote simulation-based learning in healthcare. In an educational and clinical world of uncertainty, we aim to be a resource and a meeting point for simulation education in New Zealand.
The Executive team continues to build networks with regional interest groups and maintain links with International Organisations to increase members resources and connectivity. We continue to develop and update the website and have included areas for the sharing of resources and increasing the NZASH profile of social media.
The formation of NZ Health gives us a unique opportunity to promote simulation education as the new milieu defines itself. We would like to lead that discussion as an organization helping to further education thru simulation.
Brad Peckler MD FACEP FACEM
NZASH is a forum for education and networking of professionals interested in simulation in healthcare. We represent doctors, nurses, educationalists, simulation technicians, paramedics, academics, industry groups and managers using simulation as a tool for education, training and research to enhance the safety and quality of patients.
We aim to:
- Conduct an biannual NZASH conference and annual NZASH meeting including workshops, plenary speakers and research presentations.
- Coordinate regional NZASH meetings for the information and collaboration of those interested in healthcare simulation locally.
- Support and promote the professional development of individuals working in the simulation field
- Contribute to the development international and local standards and accreditation of simulation provision.
- Support outreach of simulation education to Pacific Islands and local rural areas outside main centres.
- Liaise and network with international simulation organisations with common goals.
- Advocate for government and health board support of quality improvement initiatives using simulation as tool for improving patient care, education, and research.
- Encourage use of simulation in research within healthcare education and quality improvement
- Information dissemination of simulation events via social media and the website
NZASH has formal terms of reference.
In brief, the society aims to provide:
- A coordinating network for collaboration on healthcare simulation activities in NZ, including research
- Representation of the views of members on healthcare simulation
- Educational support and resource information for providers of healthcare simulation, including educational meetings
- A forum for national issues including standards, funding and other associated matters
We continue to explore ways NZASH can add value to its members and develop healthcare simulation in New Zealand.
There is an opportunity with the formation of NZ Health and with your help we would like to lead the conversation on simulation education and practice.
Membership is open to all, particularly educators/researchers/ supporting staff from undergraduate and postgraduate education, from pre-hospital and defence healthcare, and from medical, nursing and allied health professionals in private and public institutions.
Who are we looking for?
Anyone with an interest in medical simulation: educators, simulation technicians, academics, clinicians nursing, medical and allied health clinicians
Why should I join?
- Research opportunities
- Knowledge sharing
- Educational and training oppertunities
NZASH was incorporated as a Society in 2004 after an initial simulation interest group meeting in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The steering committee members were Jenny Weller, Rob Sinclair, Alan Merry, John Windsor, Dale Sheehan, Iwona Stolarek, Lesley Dennison and Brian Robinson.
It is a non-profit association with an elected executive committee who work for the Society on an unpaid basis