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Implementation of a Blended Delivery Training Solution in HealthCare

Learning outcome: Participants will be instructed on how to design and implement a blended delivery training program, to help build skills by giving people a compelling, useful and authentic learning experience. 

Target Audience: HealthCare Educators, Instructional Designers, and eLearning experts. 

The challenges in delivering education in healthcare are complex and diverse.  Using Moodle, mobile devices and the latest digital educational tools, is enabling healthcare organizations to:

  • be innovative and use technology to reshape learning, increasing delivery/assessment options, and making training more affordable and accessible
  • create and access multimedia-rich training resources to keep up with clinical practices
  • use simulation-based learning approaches to provide decision-making opportunities, exploration, reflective learning & sharing of experiences 

Most importantly, innovation in healthcare education is helping to establish a culture of pervasive learning that is continuous, connected and community-focused.

The intention of this workshop is for participants to: 

  • explore how to reshaping a training program to ensure a healthcare organisation's business and performance requirements are met
  • Identify instructional design strategies for crafting the appropriate authentic training experience
  • maximise engagement and performance, by bringing together the best components of blended learning, including eLearning, face-to-face sessions, simulation workshops and clinical practice
  • explore Moodle activities and tools, including conditional activities, multimedia elements and collaborative opportunities that support scenario-based learning
  • find out about other digital resources, authoring tools and platforms that integrate with Moodle to add value to blended learning
  • learn how to plan and deliver a simulation program, including debriefing strategies to support reflective learning
  • observe a simulation exercise in a purpose-built clinical simulation training room.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have clear understanding of how to plan and deliver a successful blended delivery training strategy that promotes exploration, simulation, sharing and collaboration in healthcare education. 


Expert Facilitators:

Gina Veliotis, BSc (USYD), GradDip IT (UWS), GradDip Ed (CSU), eLearning Co-ordinator, San Education

Gina is a passionate expert in eLearning, particularly in the area of implementing large-scale learning platforms. In the last 19 years, Gina has worked in the VET and healthcare sector, meeting the diverse challenges of adult education, training and mentoring educators to use innovation in adult education.

In her current role at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Gina has implemented a state-of-the-art solution, reshaping learning to support the hospital's compliance and performance requirements. Using Moodle, mobile devices and the latest digital learning tools, Gina continues to explore new ways to help people build skills, and have a helpful and authentic learning experience. Connect with me @ LinkedIn.

The simulation component of this workshop will be delivered by:

Sarah Lockton, Clinical Nurse Educator, Orthopaedic Ward, San Education

Sarah has extensive experience in the acute care environment with a focus on orthopaedic and surgical nursing.  She has a special interest in clinical teaching and works in a variety of contexts within San Education including as an RTO Trainer and Assessor.  Sarah is currently studying a Master of Nursing (Education) and plans to further her knowledge in Health Research and teaching within the tertiary sector.  In her spare time she enjoys training horses and volunteers her time to foster care and rehome cats from death row pounds across Sydney.  

Kari Small, Clinical Nurse Educator, Emergency Care, San Education

Kari has been working as CNE & Clinical Nurse Specialist in the emergency department at SAH for the past 10 years. She has extensive adult and paediatric critical care experience gained through working in a busy emergency departments and PICU in Sydney, Canberra & London. Her addiction to travel was partially satiated during the several years spent doing international air ambulance and repatriations while based in Europe. She has completed post graduate certificates in Emergency and Paediatric Nursing, TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment through San College of Education and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Health Law at Sydney University.


Linley Shields, Nurse Educator, Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit, San Education

Linley is detail oriented, efficient and an organized professional with extensive experience in critical care nursing. Linley started exploring the effective use of simulation after commencing the role of Nurse Educator in 2008. She completed the National Health Education and Training in Simulation Program (NHET) in 2013, and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing at the College of Nursing.. Linley co-convenes adult advanced life support training, utilising simulation scenarios on a weekly basis. She is passionate facilitating learners with authentic real life experiences that promote reflection and personal professional growth. Linley will share personal experiences with simulation training including, the problems and benefits within the hospital environment. 

Elizabeth Reid, Nurse Educator, Butler Cardiothoracic Ward, San Education

Libby is a Nurse Educator and adult basic life support coordinator. She has extensive experience in coronary care and cardiothoracic teaching in nursing. Libby has a Critical Care Certificate-Cardiac Major (Alfred/Epworth and associated hospitals), Bachelor of Business- Management (Monash University) and a Masters of Learning and Development (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) from the University of Southern Queensland, where she received the Dean's commendation for outstanding achievement.  Libby commended at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in 2001 and is a highly respected Nurse Educator who represents education on various hospital committees.  Libby has completed the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment through San College of Education.


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