Trauma training simulations are set in the Emergency Department. The patient journey begins with a pre-hospital call from ambulance staff and then the arrival of a complex trauma patient to the ED setting. The scenarios include a full ED team approach with involvement of ED, trauma call, radiology, laboratory and blood bank staff.
Radiology training simulations are based in several locations: CT, interventional radiology, CTCA, and post-procedure areas. The scenarios are based on a deteriorating patient in the radiology setting and involve all radiology staff – nurses, radiology technicians, radiologists, and emergency management teams like PAR teams who are activated to manage critical situations in radiology.
Operating room training simulations involve multidisciplinary teams. They work with realistic scenarios, facilitated debriefing, and a focus on communication techniques to improve patient outcomes. The cases can be adult or paediatric and cover a range of specialties: orthopaedic, general, ORL/ENT, plastics, and urology.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology training simulations are set in the operating room and involve life-threatening obstetric and gynaecological scenarios. Obstetric emergency scenarios involve full OR obstetric teams including anaesthesiologists, obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives. Gynaecology scenarios focus on a deteriorating patient with known or unexpected complications.
NetworkZ was established by the University of Auckland to address avoidable harm in healthcare. Since 2016, our operating room programme has been implemented in hospitals around New Zealand.
NetworkZ has been developed by the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), part of Uniservices at the University of Auckland. We work closely with colleagues across the University and its Faculties. We partner with multiple hospitals, funders, suppliers and support services.
"NetworkZ has been instrumental in facilitating teamwork and coordination in the ED for patients suffering major injury."
“UniServices is very proud of the work NetworkZ does; better team communication and cohesion means better outcomes for the most vulnerable patients in our health system.”
"The School of Medicine is delighted to support the NetworkZ programme. Already it is highlighting new ways of working to enhance delivery of healthcare in Aotearoa."