Southland NZASH Coordinator: Paul Winder
Nurse Specialist Resuscitation and Simulation
Southland Hospital – Invercargill
Email contact: Paul.Winder@southerndhb.govt.nz
With a background in Critical Care nursing and education I have moved increasingly into an educator role with Practice Development, specialising in Resuscitation and Simulation.
I was the clinical lead in the development of our purpose-built education centre and simulation suites at Southland Hospital. This has been a great catalyst for expanding our educational opportunities and lifting the profile and engagement with simulation.
Increasingly we are using simulation training to consolidate clinical skills and knowledge, teach teamwork, crisis management and communication skills. This includes both training in the Simulation suites but also increasingly Insitu. The changing face of healthcare in the context of COVID has highlighted the benefits of using simulation to test new working environments, systems, and processes.
Adopting and supporting the Theatre and Trauma NetworkZ training programme here in Southland has also been another avenue to highlight the huge learning benefits simulation has to offer.
I am also passionate about interprofessional engagement and have been working with representatives from the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) school of nursing and the University of Otago to run regular interprofessional workshops with a strong simulation and communication component.
I have been fortunate to have been part of the NZASH community for many years now and am very grateful for how supportive other centres have been in sharing resources and expertise. NZASH provides a great avenue through which to continue to grow our national network.
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