September 11, 2014By Lance Baily

Australia's Clinical Skills Development Service Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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Earlier this week The Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) celebrated 10 years of providing healthcare simulation training throughout Queensland, Australia. The Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) is one of the world’s largest providers of healthcare simulation. We deliver education and training to Queensland Health staff and external healthcare providers at the Skills Development Centre and state-wide. The focus of our education and training is on clinical skills, communication, and crisis management, delivered via eLearning and face-to-face simulation. Based at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital campus, our centre covers over 3500m², with 26 session rooms, laboratories, and a fully functional operating theatre and hospital ward. As part of the celebrations, CSDS held an open day at the Skills Development Centre located on the RBWH campus which shared simulation experiences, Pocket Simulation Centre Showcases, Timeline displays and immersive scenarios!

One of the genius models the CSDS has implemented is their “hub-and-spoke” model of equipment utilization:


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CSDS provides a large range of support services to Pocket Simulation Centres and Skills Centres to improve state-wide simulation education access across Queensland, using a hub- and-spoke model.

The hub–and-spoke model consists of the Brisbane Skills Development Centre (hub) linking to the other Queensland Skills Centres and Pocket Simulation Centres, providing in situ training within Hospital and Health Services across Queensland.

The services and tools provided include:

  • setting up and maintaining audiovisual equipment
  • providing access to a large pool of simulation equipment
  • access to an online curriculum and resource sharing database
  • accreditation tools that provides a quality framework for simulation education sites.

Learn more about this model and the CSDS through the Free-To-Watch Plenary Session Address provided by CSDS Director Dylan Campher recorded at SimGHOSTS 2014 Australia at the University of the Sunshine Coast!


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More information on the CSDS 10 year celebration can also be accessed via the CSDS Homepage!


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