SIM-one launches online SIM Scenario Exchange

SIM-one launches online SIM Scenario Exchange
June 17, 2015

Free searchable library allows users to contribute, search for, and adapt simulation resources.

SIM Scenario Exchange™, an online repository of simulation scenarios, tools and templates. Open to all healthcare professions, disciplines and sectors, the Exchange fosters sharing and collaboration in the simulation community.

Explore the SIM Scenario Exchange™ >

“The Exchange is a free and open resource made possible by the support of the healthcare simulation community,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of R&D, who led the development of the Exchange. “The Exchange features an intuitive design that allows users to easily find scenarios and tools based on specific needs.”

At the click of the screen, users can search for simulation scenarios, scenario development tools and templates, and learner/scenario assessment tools for evaluation and research. In addition, users can contribute, modify and adapt resources on the Exchange.

The SIM Scenario Exchange™ is trans-professional (supporting scenarios and resources in all health professions) and trans-disciplinary. It supports excellence in simulation-based education by providing evidence-based, practice-informed and tested simulation scenarios - many of which are peer-reviewed.

“The Exchange captures the essence of networking, collaboration and scholarship by providing a unique platform for the dissemination of current evidence-based validated healthcare cases/scenarios,” said Marie McEwan, Clinical Simulation Program Advisor at Durham College/ UOIT. “The diverse healthcare disciplines represented in the Exchange align with the current upward trend in healthcare education to incorporate intraprofessional and interprofessional experiential learning opportunities into all healthcare curricula.”

All Exchange contributions are screened by SIM-one staff. Contributors can opt to have their contributions peer-reviewed by simulation experts, managed by the inaugural SIM Scenario Exchange Editorial Board comprised of Marie McEwan, Amy Nakajima, Julie Rivers, Luc Simard and Cathy Smith. Peer reviewed scenarios, and other resources are specifically identified.

“The Exchange was truly an interprofessional team effort and all contributors provided thoughtful, diverse perspectives and expertise from teaching, clinical and simulation backgrounds,” said Julie Rivers, Professor at the Brock-Loyalist Nursing Program. “The Exchange was developed in the spirit of collaborative learning from a variety of perspectives.”

Read the FAQs to learn more about the Exchange >

The Exchange was developed with funds from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). SIM-one would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of the Exchange.

Want to advance your simulation scenario writing skills? Register for SIM-one’s Simulation Scenario Writing Workshop!

For more information on the SIM Scenario Exchange™, please contact Dr. Tim Willett at [email protected]. Visit the Exchange at


About SIM-one

SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Supported in part by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.

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