SIMULATION NEWS

SIMULATION NEWS

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

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Holland Bloorview SIM team receives prestigious healthcare award
Mon, April 20
CFCC Simulation Development Team brings families and clinicians together SIM-one would like to congratulate the Client and Family Centred Care (CFCC) Simulation Development Team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for receiving a “20 Faces of Change Award” for the development of four innovative simulation scenarios. The award, offered by the Change Foundation, honours those who have inspired positive changes in Ontario’s healthcare system. The CFCC Simulation Development Team was... CONTINUE READING
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Disaster simulation strikes Toronto
Thu, April 02
Centennial College hosts mass casualty simulation exercise The room was dark with a red siren serving as the only source of light. Overheard were frantic calls for help interrupted by the sound of a wailing baby. Suddenly, the door is flung open and firefighters come streaming into the room, in desperate search for survivors. The building had been struck by a tornado. It’s so terrifyingly real. This is a simulation. Please do not call 9-1-1. ​ Photo: A firefighter and paramedic take care of a... CONTINUE READING
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Abstract: simulation model improves training experience for cardiothoracic surgeons
Wed, February 18
Simulated bleeding provides instantaneous feedback to residents A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with real-life experience without compromising patient safety, according to an abstract released at the 51st Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. “The training paradigm in cardiothoracic surgery has changed over the last decade with the institution of the resident work-hour restrictions and diminishing... CONTINUE READING
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A second hand high-fidelity simulator through SIM Marketplace addresses needs of institution’s growing simulation program
Tue, February 17
Michener CASE simulationist finds pediatric manikin on SIM Marketplace™ There is no question that simulation is rapidly growing in health professions education. The value of the global healthcare simulation market, for example, is expected to more than double between 2014 and 2019—from $863.5 million to nearly $2.1 billion, according to market research. But this growth—especially when coupled with tighter budgets—has created additional stress for simulation program decision-makers, who are... CONTINUE READING
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CAE Healthcare expands surgical simulation portfolio through distributor agreement with VirtaMed
Tue, February 17
CAE Healthcare will broaden its medical simulation product portfolio to include VirtaMed interventional simulators for arthroscopic, urologic and gynecologic procedures. CAE Healthcare now has the rights to distribute Swiss-based VirtaMed's ArthroS, HystSim, PelvicSim and UroSim simulators in Canada and the United States. CAE Healthcare and VirtaMed showcased the simulators at the 2015 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in New Orleans. “VirtaMed offers sophisticated... CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations Pam Jeffries!
Tue, February 17
Simulation leader named Dean of George Washington University’s School of Nursing SIM-one would like to congratulate simulation leader Pamela Jeffries for her new role as Dean of George Washington (GW) University’s School of Nursing. Jeffries has an extensive and accomplished record. She is immediate past-president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She has consulted for national regulatory bodies such as the National Council State Board of Nursing (NCSBN), where she co-authored the... CONTINUE READING
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Michener-Baycrest introduce sim-enhanced geriatric training course
Tue, February 17
Course to prepare next generation of healthcare professionals for unique needs and care challenges of older patients A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences is using simulation to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals for the unique needs and care challenges of older patients. The week-long program, called “Working With Seniors: A Primer for Healthcare Providers”, combines... CONTINUE READING
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CAMH releases video game simulation to teach youth about healthy video gaming
Wed, October 22
Fighting fire with fire, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) today launched “Soul Crush Story”, a video game designed to be an engaging way for educators to deliver health promotion messages related to video gaming to a generation of gamers. Developed as a tool for professionals working with youth, teachers, health educators and social workers can use Soul Crush Story to build awareness about how video games can manipulate the user's... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation a big hit at Sunnybrook Education Conference
Mon, October 20
Photo credit: Doug Nicholson, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre The future of health professions education was on full display at last week's 3rd Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference. The full-day event, which took place on October 17 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, focussed on technology-enhanced learning, from simulation to virtual reality to online serious games. The event was designed for the Greater Toronto Area healthcare community and external partners in education. "Over the... CONTINUE READING
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Organization to hold simulation exercises for Ebola preparedness
Thu, October 09
Simulation is being utilized to prepare for the possible spread of the Ebola virus. Eastern Health, an integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador, announced it would hold a series of simulated emergency preparedness exercises on October 6 to evaluate the organization’s processes and procedures for managing potential cases of the Ebola virus. “While a case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States, the risk of Ebola spreading throughout Canada remains very low,” said Dr.... CONTINUE READING
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SimSinai Medical Director talks Russian simulation tour in latest Revival
Mon, October 06
By Dr. Sev Perelman In September, Dr. Oleg Safir and I participated in the ROSOMED-2014, Third Convention of Russian Society of Simulation Education in Medicine and 5th Congress “Innovative educational technologies in medicine. 2014” in Moscow. In spite of a challenging political situation in the world, we had a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate and experience that humanitarian values cross boundaries and help find common grounds in any situation. Read the rest of this report and more in... CONTINUE READING
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CAMH leveraging simulation to address mental health and addiction care
Mon, October 06
The treatment of mental illness and addiction is an important issue in the Province of Ontario, directly or indirectly affecting one in five residents. The challenge may seem outright daunting, but one hospital—the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)—is creatively tackling this issue through simulation. In the process, CAMH is positioning itself as a leader in mental health training. CAMH is scheduled to build its first simulation centre in 2020. The new simulation centre will help... CONTINUE READING
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New cutting edge SIM mannequins arrive at Thames Campus
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Fri, September 19
St. Clair College Thames Campus is thrilled to announce that it has received two new Simulation (SIM) mannequins to enhance training for students in the Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. The total value of the equipment is $45,000. (Source: St. Clair College) CONTINUE READING
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MEdSim Magazine profiles NRC and Ontario simulationists
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Thu, August 21
See details inside online version of the magazine by clicking the link! CONTINUE READING
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Study: New tool proves effective in evaluating doctor's bedside manner
Wed, August 20
The best way to improve a doctor's bedside manner may lie in a new tool that evaluates and helps medical residents improve their communication and other soft skills to become better doctors, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital's Dr. Tim Dwyer. The study, published in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Surgery, is the first to look at the medical residents' collaboration, communication and other soft skills, or what are known as CanMEDS competencies, in orthopedic... CONTINUE READING
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NCSBN releases landmark simulation study
Fri, August 15
Results have major implications for nursing education UPDATE! Study results have been published online. Read the results > Simulation-based training effectively prepares nursing graduates as they transition into the nursing workforce, according to the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) National Simulation Study. The long-awaited results of this national, multi-site, longitudinal study were presented on August 13th at the NCSBN Annual Meeting in Chicago, U.S.A. The study... CONTINUE READING
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Submit your IPE article!
Wed, August 13
The Centre for Interprofessional Education – University of Toronto is pleased to invite article submissions for its September 2014 newsletter. The Centre is looking for interprofessional-themed articles that focus on the collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing between the health and education sectors for healthcare provider education. The Centre is also interested in upcoming interprofessional events, conferences, grant and award announcements, and other professional achievements.... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation training for parents
Wed, August 06
Source: Texas Children's Hospital A new, first-of-its-kind program in Texas provided by the Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital will help reassure and prepare parents whose babies are being discharged from the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on ventilators with tracheostomies. Texas Children's Hospital cares for babies with complex medical issues such as chronic lung disease from extreme prematurity, which frequently requires mechanical ventilation for long periods of... CONTINUE READING
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Health writer covers the benefits of simulation education
Mon, July 21
Source: janelangille.com By Jane Langille After the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, there was a huge influx of patients to local hospitals, yet all of the 140 victims treated in the aftermath of the incident lived, thanks in part to mass casualty simulation training that had taken place years before. Simulation education is a vital tool for all healthcare professionals, from frontline responders to medical laboratory technologists. Hands-on simulation experience allows healthcare... CONTINUE READING
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Healthcare simulation market to grow $1.9 billion by 2017
Thu, July 10
Source: MarketsandMarkets The healthcare simulation market has experienced extensive growth over the past few years, mainly attributed to various advancements in technologies. The increasing focus on training of medical practitioners, rising healthcare costs, growing focus on patient safety, and availability of funds has helped increase the purchasing power of academic institutes, thereby driving the growth of the market. The healthcare/medical simulation market mainly consists of simulation... CONTINUE READING

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