The Austin Health Emergency Department Education Team consists of the following:
There are two Clinical Support Nurse Educators in the ED, Yasmin Ellis & Kurston Mackenzie. Both are highly trained critical care emergency nurses with more than 20 years emergency experience between them.
The role of the Clinical Support Nurse Educators is to work within the ED education team to support all junior & new members of staff. This includes providing clinical support to graduate nurses, Grade 2 nurses, critical care course students and new staff members requiring clinical support and guidance.
Working with the medical staff, the Clinical Support Nurse Educators also assist in scenario training for the junior registrars, medical students and junior nurses.
The Emergency Nurse Educator promotes the professional development and ongoing education of all nursing staff with particular attention to senior nursing staff and new staff members.
The senior nursing staff include Assistant Nurse Unit Managers (ANUM), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and Post Graduate Critical Care Nurses.
The following programs outline what Austin Health's Emergency Department offers its nurses:
Other programs offered by the Emergency Nurse Educator, Clinical Support Nurse Educators and Course Coordinators include:
For enquiries of interest to the Nurse Educator, Alison Beanland, please email:
Lynne Keith and Carolyn Cochrane are responsible for students completing their Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing.
Each year 15 participants complete their critical care qualification within the Emergency Department. These students complete rotations through ICU, CCU and the CAT team. The students complete ACLS and PALS assessments and are supported through the differing areas of the department.
Applications for these popular positions are accepted from August each year. Additionally, multiple postgraduate students from other programs rotate through the ED.
For applications and enquiries email: