Simulation training packages

Optimus BONUS is a set of free simulation learning packs developed by our Simulation Training Optimising Resuscitation for Kids (STORK) team.

We’ve created the learning packs based on:

  • findings and recommendations from coroner's reports
  • expert advice from practising specialists
  • studies and evidence from paediatric research groups
  • quality and safety reports.

Each pack has simulations and teaching resources to help local educators train staff on specific health conditions. The packs also help you integrate new medical pathways into your processes and teach you how to test medical equipment.

Optimus BONUS is used by Australian and international health educators. It helps reinforce learning objectives from our Optimus CORE and PRIME courses. Optimus BONUS also helps resolve gaps in learning and teaches you about new paediatric health care protocols.

Who can use Optimus BONUS

Optimus BONUS learning packs are for staff involved in paediatric care including:

  • first and second tier responders including doctors and nurses
  • staff who work in emergency and intensive care settings.

You can use the packs in any medical setting.

What’s included

We have learning packs for different paediatric illnesses and critical care needs.

Each pack has:

  • peer reviewed learning content
  • example health care scenarios including advice on recommended medical equipment
  • scripts you can use during the simulations
  • information pathway processes and clinical checklists
  • guidance on how to check your department’s equipment and systems
  • links to more learning resources about the illness or condition.

You can change the example medical scenarios to suit your service and training needs.

Download the simulation packs


  • How to recognise and treat anaphylaxis
  • Using EpiPens
  • Giving IM and IV infusions of adrenaline
  • Checking smart-pump equipment

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  • Delivering Nebulised and IV asthma therapy
  • Providing Non Invasive Respiratory Support

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  • How to recognise and treat bronchiolitis
  • How to provide high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy

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Cardiac Arrest

We have 2 simulation packages for treating paediatric patients before and after a cardiac arrest. You can use them together or separately.

PEA arrest and CPR refresher

  • How to respond when a paediatric patient goes into cardiac arrest
  • Checking CPR equipment in your resuscitation room

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Post arrest care

  • How to stabilise and treat patients after successful CPR
  • Preparing patients for hospital transfers and handovers
  • Checking life support and CPR equipment

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

  • How to recognise and treat Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Recognising cerebral oedema
  • Giving and managing insulin and fluids
  • Monitoring patients breathing and electrolyte changes

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Febrile Neutropenia

  • How to recognise and treat patients with febrile neutropenia
  • How to access a venous port device
  • Managing fever and administering antibiotics
  • Working collaboratively with families and children with cancer during their care

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Head injuries

  • How to manage and treat severe head injuries
  • How to prepare patients with head injuries for urgent transfers
  • Neuroprotective checklists for trauma resuscitation
  • Negotiating investigation of head injuries with families

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  • How to recognise and treat sepsis in emergency settings
  • Monitoring vitals and symptoms
  • Giving inotropes and antibiotics for septic shock

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Status epilepticus

  • How to treat children having epileptic seizures
  • Refresher opportunity for team based intubation
  • Prescribing and administering antiepileptic medicines
  • Checking your intubation and intraosseous equipment

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  • How to recognise and treat patients having a stroke or stroke mimic
  • Orientation to the Queensland Paediatric Stroke Pathway
  • Providing neuroprotective care
  • Giving thrombolysis

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Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

  • How to recognise and treat patients with Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Treat patients with vagal manoeuvres and cardioversion
  • Giving medicines including adenosine
  • Check and use equipment for SVT monitoring and treatment including ECGs

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Get support

If you’d like more information or need help using the learning packs, contact us using our online form.

Last updated: April 2024