Dr Sharyn Ireland

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Dr. Sharyn Ireland RN, Dip Health Science, B.Nursing, Crit. Care Cert, Cert IV (Assessment & Training), M.Ed. D.Nursing. Sharyn has an extensive background in Emergency Nursing with her career spanning 25 years. In 2011, Sharyn was awarded a Doctor of Nursing for her thesis titled “Optimising the Assessment and Management of Adult Major Trauma Patients who are Hypothermic”. Publications from this work have influenced the clinical assessment and management of hypothermia in trauma patients, and Sharyn has won a number of prizes for her published work.

Sharyn’s passion for education in particular the use of Simulation to enhance learning experiences for health professionals has led to many interesting adventures. Having completed the Harvard Simulation Instructor Program in Boston USA, Sharyn has recently been the lead instructor for many interdisciplinary simulation programs at the Centre for Health Innovation in Victoria. Sharyn was also the fellow on the Victorian Multidisciplinary Trauma Resource Management Project where simulation was used to support rural and regional nursing, medical and paramedical staff to develop their knowledge and skills both technical and non-technical in their own working environments. She is currently a senior adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University and a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Emergency and Trauma Centre, Alfred Health.

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