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SIMULATION NEWS

Simulation Canada’s Features & News is the go-to resource for information on healthcare simulation in Canada and beyond, featuring news, events, academic articles and more. Much of the content is regularly submitted to Simulation Canada by the Canadian healthcare simulation community.

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Canada's first hand, forearm transplant performed in Toronto
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Tue, January 12
A group of Toronto doctors have successfully performed a hand and forearm transplant -- the first in Canada -- paving the way for the specialized procedure to be offered in the country. (Source: CTV News) CONTINUE READING
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Surgeons at Sick Kids practise infant surgery with 3D-printed hearts
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Fri, January 08
The heart in front of Dr. Glen Van Arsdell was a lifeless, white blob, hardly bigger than a tennis ball. It belonged to a 16-day-old infant. The baby had a double outlet right ventricle — a serious heart defect where both arteries arise from the right ventricle. (Source: Toronto Star) CONTINUE READING
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Michener’s simulation suites part of UHN study on identifying and managing medical errors
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Mon, December 14
With the help of The Michener Institute’s state-of-the-art simulation facilities, researchers at University Health Network (UHN) are looking into the effectiveness of simulation training to help practitioners identify and manage errors that occur in clinical practice. (Source: Michener Institute) CONTINUE READING
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Patient safety in hospitals slow to improve: Followup report
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Tue, November 10
Eleven years after the release of an eye-popping study showing 185,000 Canadian patients suffer unintended harm while in hospital, a followup report reveals progress on improving patient safety has been slow. (Source: Toronto Star) CONTINUE READING
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NCSBN publicizes simulation guidelines for U.S. nursing regulatory boards
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Tue, October 27
In 2014, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) convened an expert panel to evaluate the results from the largest, comprehensive study to date on the use of simulation in lieu of traditional clinical experience, examine previous research, and review the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM. This led to the development and recent publication of the national simulation guidelines for state boards... CONTINUE READING
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Fanshawe students experience trauma first hand as part of simulation event
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Sat, October 24
Fifty emergency situations played out at Fanshawe College Saturday. It was all part of its annual Trauma and Treatment weekend, an inter-professional simulation event involving 300 participants from the paramedic, nursing, emergency telecommunications and other programs. More than  50 police officers, fire and paramedic volunteered for the day. (Source: CTV News London)  CONTINUE READING
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New vision, new name for health care simulation at McGill
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Sat, October 24
McGill University announced on Wednesday a new name and vision that will position the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at the forefront of simulated training in the health sciences. Thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Arnold and Blema Steinberg, the Centre will be expanding its facilities, enhancing its technologies and broadening its scope of activities. (Source: The Suburban) CONTINUE READING
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New mobile facility to help train emergency workers
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Tue, October 20
The province showed off a new mobile simulator today that will help train emergency workers in small and rural communities. The Emergency Health Services Mobile Simulation is the first and so far only vehicle in Atlantic Canada that will act as a mobile training platform for health professionals across the province. (Source: The Signal) CONTINUE READING
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CUC nursing students get up close and personal with high-tech mannequin
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Tue, October 20
Eight nursing students packed themselves into a sparsely appointed recreational vehicle Tuesday afternoon in the shadow of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. They were a collection of traditional and nontraditional students from all over central South Dakota. And each one of them was preparing for a chance to work hands-on with a patient recovering from a severe spinal injury. (Source: Capital Journal) CONTINUE READING
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Call for chapter proposals
Thu, October 15
Call for chapters: "Health Professionals’ Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks" We are pleased to announce the CFP for the forthcoming edited book entitled “Health Professionals’ Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks”. Deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Overview of the book  From intensive care units to family physician offices to long-term care facilities and patient... CONTINUE READING
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ARIE-funded project will investigate how to integrate case-simulation and case-scenario teaching
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Wed, October 14
McKeil School of Business (Mohawk College) professor Lisa Cuncic-Pegg has been awarded funding from the Applied Research and Innovation in Education (ARIE) fund to investigate how to integrate case-simulation and case-scenario teaching in Ontario Graduate Certificate programs. (Source: Mohawk College) CONTINUE READING
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Simulation training program saves time in getting trauma patients treated
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Fri, October 09
To help optimize the limited time they have to evaluate and stabilize trauma patients, trauma surgeons have developed a simulation training program that saves time for evaluation and gets trauma patients to medical imaging tests faster. The report was presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. (Source: Science Daily) CONTINUE READING
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Simulation suits teach medical students empathy
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Fri, September 25
Medical student Ludwika Wodyk fumbles her way slowly down the stairs, her movements encumbered by heavy strapping around her limbs and body, her vision distorted by special goggles. She is one of a group of medical students in Poland being given the chance to experience first-hand how it can feel to be an ageing patient. (Source: Reuters) CONTINUE READING
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Simulation center at EHC expands medical training
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Wed, September 23
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) officials have opened a new medical simulation training center in Queens, to help doctors and nurses practice medical emergencies and real life-saving procedures that improve safety and the patient experience. The new $750,000 simulation center features high-fidelity patient manikins and spaces that replicate operating rooms, intensive care units, emergency rooms, and pediatric patient exam rooms. The simulation center will also host... CONTINUE READING
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New Vancouver Island medical simulation centre encourages learning from real-life scenarios
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Mon, September 21
The Centre for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning in Victoria welcomes a new life-like mannequin that can breathe, talk, cough and moan; providing future doctors, nurses and midwives an opportunity to work together on medical scenarios they are likely to find when treating patients. The $2.9 million centre will be working in partnership with Island Health, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. There will be three simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-integrated education model producing more competent surgeons in less time
Tue, August 04
The University of Toronto’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery’s move towards competency-based education The University of Toronto’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is using simulation and competency-based education to produce more competent surgeons in less time. Simulation is an essential component of the Division’s novel competency-based education (CBE) model. CBE emphasizes regular assessments to determine core competencies, and relies heavily on simulation to safely emulate skills and... CONTINUE READING
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Conestoga PSWs hit the ground running with simulation
Tue, August 04
Ontario college integrating more simulation and homecare training into PSW curriculum Conestoga College has redesigned its entire personal support worker (PSW) program curriculum to include more simulation training. The revamped curriculum includes a special emphasis on caring for seniors in the homecare setting. Addressing a demographic shift The move towards the new curricula is in response to major demographic changes in Ontario. Not only is the number of seniors in the Province increasing,... CONTINUE READING
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New health and education centre supports local community and advances in simulation training
Fri, July 10
Sarnia’s Lambton College has much to be excited about, with recent joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario for a new Centre for Health Education & Sustainable Care (CHESC). The facility will bring Lambton College into the forefront of health professions education. CHESC will unite faculty, students, and researchers in multi-functional laboratories, collaborative meeting spaces, and interactive learning studios. It will also support advances in simulated learning. “The... CONTINUE READING
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Drone captures graphic car crash scene, part of mock disaster event at College Boreal
Tue, April 21
Simulated crash scene a powerful reminder to not text while driving Collège Boréal created a spectacularly realistic simulated scene to help train future first responders. The scene was set up for training purposes at the 2015 mock disaster simulation event hosted by the college. No people were injured during the exercise. The realistic video and footage was captured by Drone Malone. Some scenes may be unsuitable for certain viewers. More details about the mock disaster is available at www.... CONTINUE READING
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Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre receives RCPSC simulation accreditation
Mon, April 20
RCPSC-accredited SIM programs are recognized as leaders in the field ​​ Photo: The Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre team with the accreditation certificate The Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital was recently granted five-year accreditation status by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). RCPSC-accredited simulation programs are recognized as leaders in simulation that demonstrate a positive impact on education and patient safety and... CONTINUE READING

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