MURTEC Training Centre
MURTEC is a high tech clinical learning environment with a
state of the art simulation centre enabling simulation of critical
care scenarios, and an integrated audio visual system for recording
and live streaming to assist with education, training and video
MURTEC was constructed through a grant of
$2.6m provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing:
Innovative Clinical Teaching and Training Grants (ICTTG) Program.
The purchase of a range of midwifery,
paediatric, critical care and general nursing equipment, as well as
key simulation equipment was made possible through grants totalling
more than $220,000 from Health Workforce Australia.
The facility features a family of
mannequins which can simulate a wide range of scenarios to which students and caregivers
must respond as if they would in a live
- SimMan 3G can blink, dilate
pupils, breathe, cry, sweat, leak cerebrospinal fluid and talk. He
also has the capability to correctly physiologically respond to
certain medications that are administered during a scenario
- SimMan 3G Essential is a
high capability mannequin, but a slightly less advanced version of
SimMan 3G. He can blink, breathe, talk, recreate many physiological
states and have numerous procedures performed on him, such as
intubation and intercostal catheter insertion.
- SimBaby assists individuals
and teams to manage neonatal medical emergencies including seizures
management, respiratory distress and a life threatening cardiac
- SimJunior simulator can
recreate airway, breathing and circulatory states of the paediatric
patient. Other training options include intraosseous IV access, CPR
and seizures training amongst many other options.
- Midwifery mannequin can be
used to recreate many birthing scenarios including shoulder
dystocia and post-partum haemorrhage.
- Part task trainers include,
but are not limited to, intravenous access arms, male and female
urinary catheterisation trainers, child birth trainers, airway
management models, resuscitation mannequins and intraosseous IV
Students and caregivers will be expected to
treat the mannequins as they would any patient and in accordance
with St John of God Health Care’s Mission and Values. The goal for
immersive simulation is to improve communication and performance
within the team while improving interactions with patients.
The MURTEC was constructed through a grant of $2.6m
provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing:
Innovative Clinical Teaching and Training Grants (ICTTG)
This project was possible due to funding
made available by Health Workforce Australia.