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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NOSM announces two new senior appointments
Thu, July 10
Source: Northern Ontario School of Medicine The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett as Associate Dean of Research and Senior Associate Dean of NOSM’s Lakehead Campus, and Dr. David Musson as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Both Drs. Moody-Corbett and Musson will be based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. “It is with excitement that we welcome Dr. Moody-Corbett and Dr. Musson to the Northern Ontario School of... CONTINUE READING
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MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2014 recap
Thu, July 03
Source: MedBiquitous In this event recap, MedBiquitous would like to thank the speakers and participants who made the MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2014 such a success. Dr. David Nichols began the conference with a warm welcome to attendees, and Dr. Peter Greene followed with an update on MedBiquitous accomplishments, encouraging attendees to build the bridges necessary for collaboration and innovation. Dr. Catherine Lucey gave a riveting keynote about her experience as faculty for a Massive... CONTINUE READING
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New inventions at Toronto Rehab keeping seniors safe at home
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Mon, June 16
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s team tackles is using cutting-edge technology to develop simple solutions to everyday, aging-related problems. (Source: Toronto Star) CONTINUE READING
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UofT Centre for IPE seeks interprofessional-themed articles
Wed, May 21
The University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education is seeking interprofessional-themed articles for its June 2014 newsletter. Submitted articles should focus on the collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing between the health and education sectors for health professions education. The Centre is also interested in upcoming interprofessional events, conferences, grant and award announcements, and other professional achievements. Submissions should be 250 words or less in... CONTINUE READING
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Elekta, Michener partnership advances radiation therapy simulation
Wed, May 21
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and Elekta, a company that provides clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders, are enhancing the simulation experiences for the next generation of radiation therapists thanks to the addition of Clarity to Michener’s radiation therapy training suite. Clarity, installed with one of Michener’s existing Elekta Synergy treatment systems, uses 3D ultrasound technology to outline and track soft tissue targets for accurate patient... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation techniques in medical education improve patient care and outcomes
Wed, May 21
The use of simulation techniques in medical education, such as lifelike manikins and computer systems, results in improved patient care, better outcomes and other benefits, according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher. William C. McGaghie, PhD, and colleagues analyzed 23 medical education studies that measured the effects of simulation-based mastery learning (SBML). A qualitative synthesis of these studies found that SBML improved outcomes in... CONTINUE READING
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Trent/Fleming opens new technologically advanced simulation centre
Wed, May 14
In celebration of National Nursing Week, the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing launched the new Nursing Clinical Simulation Learning Centre on Wednesday, May 14, at the Life and Health Sciences Building at Trent University. The grand opening of the simulation lab is a fitting example of this year’s Nursing Week theme, “A Leading Force for Change”. The Clinical Simulation Learning Centre (CSLC) is the latest development in the Nursing program, and incorporates Trent’s new technological resources,... CONTINUE READING
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Lakehead simulationist awarded TVN fellowship
Tue, May 06
Katherine Kortes-Miller, a PhD candidate and sessional lecturer at Lakehead University, was the recipient of a 2014 TVN Interdisciplinary Fellowship for her project, “Interdisciplinary end-of-life care education using high-fidelity simulation in long-term care”. TVN (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network) announced a total of eight new Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program (IFP) awards as part of its mandate to develop highly qualified professionals (HQP) who can thrive in a multi-... CONTINUE READING
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St. Lawrence College celebrates SIM-letics
Thu, April 17
On March 31, students from St. Lawrence College celebrated the 2014 Simulation Olympics. The full-day annual Simulation Olympics engaged students with fun, engaging and educational competition. “This is our second annual Sim Olympics here at St. Lawrence College in our simulation lab. Working in teams of three, our second-year BScN students were involved in a simulated patient scenario using their critical thinking and nursing skills to work together as a team to achieve a successful outcome,”... CONTINUE READING
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SimSinai releases Revival
Tue, April 15
Publisher's Message by Lisa Satterthwaite T’was the year of the Polar Vortex! I am sure that none of us will forget this past winter and will instead look forward to the enormous joy that the warmer, albeit wet spring weather ahead will bring us. I anticipate that over the past few months many of you have had the opportunity to notice the physical updates to the SimSinai Centre. I hope that the improvements help to create a more professional and comfortable atmosphere for both learners and... CONTINUE READING
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PSW Iron Chef competition
Tue, March 18
By Samantha Bruce, Canadore College March is Nutrition Month, and the Dieticians of Canada want to help Canadians enjoy healthy food choices. With this in mind, Personal Support Worker professor Nancy Bush has created a series of Mini Iron Chef events for her students to focus on dietary restrictions. Personal Support Worker students prepared meals for a judging panel that were inspired by dietary restrictions and needs. Some of the restrictions included preparing dishes for vegetarian, gluten-... CONTINUE READING
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New sim fellowship/trainee network
Mon, March 10
Simulationists at The Hospital for Sick Children are trying to unite simulation fellows and trainees from different programs to develop a sim fellowship/trainee network. The organizers hope to engage simulation learners from different disciplines, share learning experiences, and explore resources and training opportunities. The organizers are starting a joint journal club and hope to continue to build their repertoire of shared activities. If you are a simulation fellow or are involved in the... CONTINUE READING
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UofT - OtoSim partnership to boost otoscopy training
Mon, February 24
The University of Toronto is creating a Student Training Fund in Otoscopy in partnership with OtoSim Inc., thanks to a $200,000 donation led by Ralph Chiodo, founder of Active Green + Ross. Mr. Chiodo’s donation allows OtoSim Inc. to provide 66 otoscopy training units, known as the OtoSim, to the University of Toronto. OtoSim Inc. says that the simulation devices—which can be networked to facilitate mass training exercises—will help undergraduate medical students to be effectively trained to... CONTINUE READING
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Meet Durham College's EP Taylor
Thu, February 20
Source: Durham College Meet Mr. EP Taylor, a 75-year-old client who lives with his sister. Mr. Taylor is generally well but has had some episodes of forgetfulness that are increasing in frequency. He also has rheumatoid arthritis, weakness in lower extremities, uses a walker (reluctantly) and has had previous falls at home. Mr. Taylor is simulated, of course. His naming by students from the Durham College PSW program was the first step in creating a simulated community experience aligned with... CONTINUE READING
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VR sim training now required for all OB/GYN residents in Denmark
Fri, February 07
Recently announced national postgraduate curricula in Denmark now require all resident obstetrician gynecologists to undergo a structured laparoscopic training on a virtual reality (VR) simulator to obtain permission to become a specialist in gynecology. Set by the Danish National Board of Health and advised by the Danish Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the new guidelines appear in a revised edition of the objectives for Obstetrics and Gynecology. For several years, VR training has... CONTINUE READING
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New simulation partnership launched in northwestern Ontario
Sun, January 26
A major new partnership between key healthcare educators in northwestern Ontario aims to pool resources and increase training capacity, as well as student access, to training simulations for medical learners of all disciplines throughout the region, ultimately leading to better patient care. The Northwest Centre of Excellence in Health Simulation (NWCEHS), launched on January 24th, formalizes existing agreements between several local organizations including Confederation College, Lakehead... CONTINUE READING
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St. Lawrence College opens newly improved PSW Home Simulation Lab
Wed, January 15
Source: St. Lawrence College St. Lawrence College’s Brockville campus has a newly improved Home Simulation Lab for Personal Support Worker (PSW) students thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The funds were allocated by SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network and was part of SIM-one's Seniors Care Project. St. Lawrence College’s Brockville campus was granted $35,899.60 by the MOHLTC as part of a PSW simulation equipment funding opportunity, which aimed to expand... CONTINUE READING
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Innovation’s Petri dish: CSTAR at London Health Sciences Centre
Wed, January 08
A world-leading centre for the research, development, testing and delivery of simulation training of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technologies and techniques, CSTAR has long been a champion for innovation. The Centre’s facilities support all stages of medical device knowledge translation by enabling meaningful collaboration of researchers and clinicians. Needs-based initiatives: WHaSP Examples of innovation abound, including the WHaSP (wireless hands-free surgical pointer). Development of... CONTINUE READING
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How high-tech simulations ready med students for real-life situations
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Thu, January 02
The practice rounds include delivering babies in breech position, intubating elderly patients and replacing heart valves. Watching the students work in competing teams is like the medical equivalent of a television reality show – except that the stakes are potentially much higher than winning a million dollars. (Source: The Globe and Mail) CONTINUE READING
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Funding will enhance nursing education
Thu, December 19
Source: Canadore College Students in the Nipissing/Canadore Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program will be better prepared for the demands of their career thanks to new simulation equipment and scenarios, funded by the Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF) competition. The Collaborative BScN, Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Bridging and Scholar Practitioner programs received over $702,000 for simulation equipment as well as nearly $43,000 in financial support for... CONTINUE READING

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