NETS runs three Advanced Courses in
Neonatal Simulation in the Kim Oates Australian Paediatric Simulation
Centreeach year and enrolment is open to
paediatricians and senior nurses throughout the state who care for the
newborn. This course is facilitated by NETS and senior neonatal staff
from the Grace Centre for Newborn Care and RPA Newborn Care.
NETS continues to deliver education state-wide. In 2015 NETS again
supported Gosford Hospital's Retrieval Education Day and presented at
seminars run by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and at the
inaugural SCHN Nursing Conference.
NETS holds clinical case conferences with our referring and referral
hospitals. Big Wednesday is a meeting held bi-annually in the CHW ED and
Dr Jeanette Marchant leads NETS' presentations on this day. Quarterly SCH
meetings are coordinated by Dr Arieta Fa'asalele and facilitated with
flair by Dr Chris Webber. Dr Doron Shein and Dr Tim Cochrane took our
case meeting to Liverpool recently where staff from ED, ICU, paediatrics
and neonatology were able to share ideas and understand paediatric
critical illness in a retrieval context.
The anaesthetic department of the Children's Hospital at Westmead
continues to support NETS with airway management skills training on
Tuesdays. NETS doctors attend an anaesthetic list each Tuesday to ensure
their airway skills are maintained in peak condition for our challenging
In October NETS staff had a meeting with Rosie Batty (pictured) to
discuss with her the problems we face when dealing with children who are
the victim of family violence. The AMA was launching their "Sharing
Stories" campaign. Unfortunately, this situation is a common one faced by
NETS' teams in our work.