VSCOL - VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS

Note: The Virtual Simulation Community of Learning is an independent community of practice, separate from but connected to Simulation Canada. Simulation Canada is pleased to host the online home for the VSCoL.

List of Available Scenarios

Virtual Simulations: Branching Scenarios

Virtual Healthcare Experience

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/hospital/

Description: This Virtual Healthcare Experience website has different virtual clinical experiences in the Virtual Gaming Simulation format. Each experience offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to build clinical reasoning by applying knowledge and practicing skills in a clinical practice setting. Throughout the experience users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access: There are modules with some of the clinical areas provided that are granular in nature so you can access part or all of the experiences. Each virtual gaming simulation can be used on their own. Please notify the contact provided about using the simulation

Contact: [email protected]


Paediatric Post-Operative Assessment

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/post-op/

Description:  The link provides a Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) related to a post operative pediatric experience. The  VGS offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a hospital setting.  Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.  

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  Please notify the contacts provided about using the simulation

Contact:  [email protected] or [email protected]


Community Home Visit - Mental Health Assessment

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/mental-health/

Description:  The link provides three on-line content modules related to therapeutic communication, mental health assessment, and interpersonal violence. A Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a home mental health assessment related to intimate partner violence. Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve therapeutic communication and a summary report at the end.  

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  Open Source Learning- no permissions required. Please notify the contact with how you used the simulation

Contact:  [email protected] or [email protected] 


Journey North: A Virtual Experience

http://etvlabs.com/journeynorth

Username: jnaccess

Password: JNuser2018

You will need username and password the first time you sign in.

Description:  Journey North provides a virtual northern community experience for the learner to experience the First Nations culture. There are videos, photos, audio, quizzes, scenarios, text and supplemental links, to immerse the student in an experiential, realistic, interactive experience of a northern nursing station and surrounding community.  Participants interact in this learner-centered, safe environment, to explore the role of a community health nurse, while gleaning valuable information regarding First Nations culture.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students and Northern Nurses

Access:  Open Source Learning- no permissions required. An educator’s resource blog is available at https://journeynortheducatorsresource.wordpress.com/  Please add, to the resource blog, information about how the simulation was used.  Journey North is a flash-based simulation, and due to the fact that the web browsers will no longer support flash in 2020, the program is being converted to HTML.  Hopefully, this version will be available by the end of 2019.

Contact:  Allyson Cooper ([email protected]) or Kimberley Pinel ([email protected])


Turbulent Sky: A 360° Disaster Management Virtual Simulation

https://etvlabs.com/TurbulentSky/

Description:  This virtual disaster management community provides scenarios involving client/community/organizational issues focused on the disaster management process. The user experiences various areas within the mock disaster to discover information such as: managing a disaster, understanding the role of health care providers, working with other organizations, and practicing skills.   The use of audio, video, quizzes, interviews and unfolding scenarios will assist the learner to apply disaster management principles to an actual disaster.

Suggested Audience:  Healthcare workers, nursing students, practicing nurses, paramedics, etc.

Access:  Open Source Learning – no permission required.

Additional Resources: Introduction To Virtual Sim – click here

Contact: Allyson Cooper ([email protected]) or Kimberley Pinel ([email protected])


Perinatal Nursing Care

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/maternity/

Description:   The link provides learning modules and 3 Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) related to a perinatal nursing experience. The  VGS offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a hospital setting.  Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  The modules and VGS are granular in nature so you can access part or all of the experiences. Please notify the contact provided about using the simulation

Contact:   [email protected]


CAN-Sim Pre-Simulation Preparation Games

http://can-sim.ca/virtual-game-preview/

Description: The Canadian Alliance of Nurse educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim) is proud to provide access to the following virtual simulation games (VSG) as part of their Pre-simulation Preparation Series.  Each game was developed by nurse educators and are based on scenario specific learning outcomes.  In preparation for in-person simulations, each game guides the user through the scenario exploring critical aspects of care.  Learning is supported through the application of knowledge and clinical decision-making.  Users receive visual and written feedback based on selected nursing actions.

Games include the following topics:
1. Care of the elderly patient with urosepsis
2. Care of the adult experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis
3. Care of the adult experiencing respiratory distress

These short VSGs were developed by nurse educators that align with full in-person Ontario Simulation Alliance (OSA) peer-reviewed scenarios.  Additional resources provided include:
* Self-Assessment Rubric
* OSA In-Person Scenario
* Student Learning Package

Suggested Audience: Nursing students, practicing nurses

Access: These games were developed as part of a large research project undertaken by four Ontario university BScN programs. Please contact Jane Tyerman or Marian Luctkar-Flude for further information.

Contact:[email protected] or [email protected]

CAN-Sim: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Nursing Education Course

 

 

Description: The program consists of four Virtual Simulation Games (VSG), of varying lengths, in a variety of settings (i.e. emergency department to community care), and across a range of professional expertise (senior nursing students to nurse practitioners). Each VSG has embedded self-assessments, learning outcomes, and curated resources.

 

Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, primary care practitioners, other healthcare professionals

 

Access: Open Access

 

Contact: [email protected]

CAN-Sim/CASN Covid-19 Assessment and PPE VSG

http://www.can-sim.ca/games/courses/covid-19-assessment-and-ppe/

Description: This virtual simulation game (VSG) takes the learner through the assessment and PPE requirements of individuals with suspected or actual COVID-19. The VSG includes the steps of donning and doffing PPE. 

 
Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, other healthcare professionals
 
Access: Open Access
 
COMING SOON:
 

CAN-Sim/CASN Essential COVID-19 Skills for Graduating and New Nurses VSG Series

URL TBA
 
Description: This bilingual VSG series will outline best practices in nursing care of patients with suspected or actual COVID-19. The five topics are: (1) Cardiac arrest/running a code; (2) Elderly patient with fluid and electrolyte imbalance; (3) Respiratory distress/deteriorating patient; (4) Care of ventilated patient; and (5) Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome. 
 
Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, other healthcare professionals
 
Access: Open Access
 
 

 

Newborn Virtual Simulation

To enhance newborn assessment skills and early identification of newborn status change through critical analysis and simulation based learning for the undergraduate nursing student

 

Virtual Simulation Learning Objectives:

1.    To identify the critical components of a neonatal assessment and demonstrate best practice for conducting vital signs and head-to-toe assessment on a newborn.

2.    Identify the changes that occur during the transition from intrauterine to extra uterine life and potential complications.

3.    Identify respiratory deterioration of a neonate and comprehend the implications for health and safety.

4.    To critically analyze situations, identify when assistance is required and implement interventions in a safe, timely and collaborative manner.

5.    To document patient interactions, assessments and interventions appropriately. 

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Accesshttps://tfson.ca/

Contact: [email protected]

Virtual Simulations: Interactive Videos

 

 

 

Virtual Simulations: Video Only