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Unfreezing for 2017

December 16, 2016

By CSDS


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Our mannequins are up for any challenge! They may be plastic but they’re passionate about their role in helping save lives. 

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Simulympics with CSDS

December 1, 2016

By CSDS




Simulympics, a competition between teams as they race against each other and against the clock through simulated clinical skills stations and scenarios.

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CSDS Conference Update

June 13, 2016

By CSDS Simulation Team


Monday 26 September – Thursday 29 September 2016
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia

Simulation Australasia, the national body for those working in simulation in Australasia, will once again bring together the SimHealth and SimTecT conferences.

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STaR Edition 5

May 12, 2016

By CSDS


Time, cost and quality. The three main objectives of most businesses but also the context of one of the greatest problems. The fifth edition of the STaR (Simulation Training and Research) magazine is now available and details what CSDS has been doing in this space as it strives to achieve all three. 

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PBLS course dates now LIVE!

May 5, 2016

By CSDS Curriculum Team


The Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) is happy to announce the roll out of a new course, Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS).

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Tracheostomy and Speech Pathology (TASP)

February 23, 2016

By CSDS


The Tracheostomy and Speech Pathology (TASP) workshop provides an ideal opportunity for speech pathologists seeking to  develop evidence based skills and knowledge in managing the adult patient with a tracheostomy. It is also a useful tool to complement individual facility tracheostomy competency programs.  

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STaR - Edition 4

December 22, 2015

By CSDS Administration Team


Merry Christmas readers! The fourth edition of the STaR (Simulation Training and Research) magazine is now available.  

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Thank you from CSDS

December 16, 2015

By CSDS Administration Team



As 2015 draws to a close the Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) would like to wish you all a safe and happy festive season. We thank you for your support throughout the year and look forward to the opportunities that 2016 will bring.

The centre will be closed for the holiday period from Thursday 24 December and will re-open at 7:30am on Monday 4 January. 


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Shooting for the STaR

August 7, 2015

By CSDS


Follow the STaR

View the third edition of the STaR magazine for the latest innovations in simulation in healthcare and the latest activities at CSDS.

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SimGHOSTS 2015 - Rules for Simulation Radicals

July 15, 2015

By CSDS Executive Team


SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia was hosted by the Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) in Herston, Brisbane, from 23-26 June. The CSDS Plenary Address was presented by Dylan Campher, Director of Simulation and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation at CSDS.

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SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia CSDS Grand Opening

July 15, 2015

By CSDS Executive Team



SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia was hosted by the Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) in Herston, Brisbane, from 23-26 June. The conference began with a Welcome to Country, then attendees were treated to a theatrical Ghostbusters-themed introduction, which also featured an appearance by Crocodile Dundee!

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Hardwiring SimMan 3G to laptop

May 21, 2015

By CSDS


A step-by-step guide to Hardwiring SimMan 3G to an Instructor laptop.

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SimGHOSTS 2015 Brisbane Australia

May 1, 2015

By CSDS Simulation Team


The SimGHOSTS conference is returning to Australia for the second time and will be hosted by the Clinical Skills Development Service.

SimGHOSTS in collaboration with the Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) aims to connect the world's growing population of simulation technology professionals.  

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SimGHOSTS 2014 Australia CSDS Plenary session

April 27, 2015

By CSDS


SimGHOSTS' 2014 Australia Gold Sponsor Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) brought some of their world-famous training courses and staff to Australia's first sim teaching specific training event to better connect with Sim Techs from around the world.

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Hardwiring SimMan 3G to laptop and patient monitor

April 17, 2015

By CSDS


Hardwiring SimMan 3G to Instructor laptop and patient monitor video.

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Follow the STaR

April 14, 2015

By CSDS


View the second edition of the STaR magazine for the latest innovations in simulation in healthcare and the latest activities at CSDS. 

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A STaR is born

April 14, 2015

By CSDS


The Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) has launched a brand-new quarterly magazine called STaR (Simulation, Training and Research). The magazine replaces our old newsletter and offers updates on important developments in simulation, education and the latest activities at CSDS. 

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Visiting Professor Workshop

March 27, 2015

By CSDS


The Clinical Skills Development Service is proud to host Dr Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren as she presents on "The US NCSBN National Simulation Study: How might the results inform Australian health provider education?". 

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Making simulated blood

September 5, 2014

By CSDS


A step-by-step guide to making simulated blood for moulage. 

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Making simulated fresh frozen plasma

September 5, 2014

By CSDS


A step-by-step guide to making simulated fresh frozen plasma (and other blood products, such as cryoprecipitate) for use in healthcare simulations. 

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CSDS 10 Year Anniversary & Open Day

August 21, 2014

By CSDS


2014 marks the 10 Year Anniversary for the Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) in providing healthcare simulation training throughout Queensland and Australia.

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The SimGHOSTS are coming

April 11, 2014

By CSDS Executive Team


The SimGHOSTS, otherwise known as The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, are coming to Australia this year with a conference for simulation technology specialists at the University of Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs, Queensland, from 25 to 27 June. 

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How to moulage a bloody stump

February 7, 2014

By CSDS Simulation Team


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Serious games entry

February 5, 2014

By CSDS Curriculum Team


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CSDS on world stage at SimHealth Conference

January 31, 2014

By CSDS


CSDS recently had a significant presence at the 2013 annual SimHealth Conference held at the Brisbane Convention centre over the period 16 - 19 September 2013 and hosted by Simulation Australia. The conference was a national forum for simulation in Australia, bringing together international and local experts in simulation education, research and development, human factors, system design and quality improvement.

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CSDS Newsletters

December 16, 2013

By CSDS


We have archived all of our past newsletters and they can be viewed by clicking on the links below.