TAFE SA and ETRAIN Interactive’s partnership to create an innovative 3D nursing simulation training product earned two awards at the prestigious Australian Information Industry Association’s iAwards SA at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday 16 June.
TAFE SA Director, Community Services, Health and Lifestyle Chris McCann and ETRAIN’s Chief Executive Mathew Balic accepted the awards in the categories of ‘Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Community Services’.
ETRAIN Interactive is an Adelaide-based software development company specialising in eLearning tools.
The 3D simulated training product uses video game technology to enable Diploma of Nursing students to practise the clinical skills they learn from their lectures, workshops and clinical work placements, wherever they can access a computer and the internet.
Ms McCann said the technology supports the training of skilled nurses who are better prepared for work placement through being able to learn, review and continually practise their clinical skills outside the classroom.
“Our nursing team provided the expert clinical knowledge and advice to help ETRAIN Interactive develop a 3D nursing simulation training product,” Ms McCann said.
“Given the calibre of award entries at this event, this is a wonderful validation of our efforts to continually improve our training by providing state-of-the-art training tools.”
Nursing students will now trial the product and provide feedback to the development team.
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Photo: Enrolled nurse Jessica von Einem uses a tablet to access the 3D Simulation Training Product