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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IPSSW2014 extends abstract deadline
Tue, December 17
The abstract submission deadline for the 6th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2014) has been extended to January 7, 2014. IPSSW2014 is hosted by the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS), an organization dedicated entirely to pediatric, perinatal and associated healthcare providers and organizations utilizing simulation-based education to improve care and safety for children. IPSSW2014 will take place on April 23-25, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. Read more... CONTINUE READING
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Augmented reality (AR) for healthcare
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Mon, October 21
By Dr Kevin Kee, Ontario Augmented Reality Network (OARN) I grew up in a medical household, and two of my siblings have followed my parents into the healthcare professions. They’re all doing important, life-saving work. My decision to study history, and then focus on culture and technology, did not follow the established script. But my family may be happy to know that what I’m interested in – AR – may have something to add to healthcare. CONTINUE READING
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SIMSinai Centre releases Revival
Thu, September 26
This Volume 2, Issue 4 of "Revival" includes a spotlight on research and a special feature on Dr. Mike Wansbrough. Read the newsletter. CONTINUE READING
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New sim centre opens at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Wed, September 11
On September 6th, 2013, The Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre opened its new state-of-the-art surgical skills suite at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In the new suite, trainees of all levels will receive instruction in both basic and complex surgical skills. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left to right: Dr. Barry McLellan, President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; and Dr. Jordan Tarshis,... CONTINUE READING
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University of Toronto med students explore surgical specialties
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Tue, June 25
First-year medical students at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital get a unique hands-on opportunity to perform heart surgery. (Source: Toronto Star) CONTINUE READING
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Simulation Centre for PSW Opens at Canadore
Thu, June 13
Canadore College unveiled its new Personal Support Worker (PSW) simulation training centre in May. The modern lab is a replica of a fully-functioning apartment suite, including a kitchen, washroom, bedroom and living area, which will allow students to practice in a real-world setting under the instruction of professors and experts. Canadore received over $200,000 from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) through its Seniors Care Strategy. The MOHLTC provided SIM-one, the Ontario... CONTINUE READING
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Project Prepare tests emergency preparedness
Wed, June 12
On Friday, May 3, 2013, a mock emergency operation took place at the northeast corner of Fanshawe's London campus. “Project Prepare” involved dozens of community and emergency personnel from Fanshawe College and the surrounding community. The event was designed to provide a real-life emergency scenario for both College and community officials to rigorously test all facets of their emergency planning and management. The mock emergency, involving more than 400 participants, simulated a motor... CONTINUE READING
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Northern College awarded PSW funding
Wed, June 12
Northern College received just under $180,300 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) through their Seniors Care Strategy. This funding will be used to expand and enhance simulation-based Personal Support Worker (PSW) training across all Northern College campuses. As part of its Seniors Care Strategy, the Province has committed to funding three million additional PSW hours for seniors in need. Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors will address the needs of seniors and their families... CONTINUE READING
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Ontario simulationist brings expertise “Down Under”
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Fri, May 31
SIM-one would like to recognize Dr. Cathy Smith, a simulationist from the University of Toronto, for the role she has played in developing content for the Victorian Simulated Patient Network (VSPN) in Australia. The VSPN is a website, an online network for people interested in standardized patient (SP) methodology. Established in 2012, it was funded by Health Workforce Australia through the Department of Health, Victoria. The VSPN is led by Dr. Debra Nestel, Professor of Simulation Education in... CONTINUE READING
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Paramedic students simulate disaster scenario
Thu, May 30
On April 26, Collège Boréal and CTS Canadian Career College paramedics students participated in a simulated multi-casualty incident. The simulation involved more than 30 casualties with and participation from Sudbury EMS, the Sudbury Fire Department and Sudbury Regional Police. “The event was a huge success as it showcased the negative outcome of texting while driving as well as highlighted the paramedic profession,” said Luc Simard, an event organizer and graduate of SIM-one’s Keystones... CONTINUE READING
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Fleming PSW program receives funding for simulation equipment
Wed, May 15
Fleming College’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program has received funding to purchase special simulation equipment, which will improve classroom training. The college received $158,619.64 from the Ontario Simulation Network (SIM-one) to expand and enhance PSW simulation-based training. SIM-one allocated the funding on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to enable more simulation equipment resources for PSW training across Ontario’s publicly funded community colleges... CONTINUE READING
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Cambrian constructs PSW simulation lab
Thu, May 09
Cambrian College Personal Support Worker (PSW) students will soon be learning in a state-of-the-art simulation lab thanks to $107,000 in funding support from the SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network, a not-for-profit organization that helps to advance simulated clinical learning and improve the quality of patient care in the province. The new lab space will be completed for the September 2013 intake of PSW students. “Personal support workers are a growing and vital component of the healthcare... CONTINUE READING
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AppsforHealth & Education presents sim lineup
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Thu, April 25
AppsforHealth & Education is an exciting event being held at Mohawk College on May 16, 2013. This year’s event has an entire stream dedicated to the emerging field of health education technology and simulation. AppsforHealth will showcase the latest technological advancements in simulation education. Dr. Gordan Tait, leader of the Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE) team at the Toronto General Hospital, will be a guest speaker. Dr. Tait will discuss PIE’s interactive online learning... CONTINUE READING
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uOSSC receives media spotlight
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Wed, April 24
CTV News recently highlighted the state-of-the-art University of Ottawa Surgical Skills Centre (uOSSC) and its Director, Dr. Viren Naik. CTV News, in particular, focused on the sim centre's acquisition of a much-needed baby manikin. CONTINUE READING
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200,000 pages of sim content
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Tue, April 23
Since 2010, HealthySimulation.com has provided almost 200,000 pages of content to the global community of healthcare simulation champions. Developed by Lance Baily, founder of The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists annual Sim Tech hands-on training event, this free resource is designed to help start or expand your simulation program. CONTINUE READING
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Major patient safety report includes chapter on sim
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Mon, April 15
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US just released a major report on patient safety. The organization commissioned a number of systematic reviews to investigate 44 of the most promising interventions and strategies to improve patient safety. Reviews of simulation and team training can be found in chapters 38 and 40, respectively, in the report. CONTINUE READING
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Experience SimSinai's latest Revival
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Thu, April 04
Dr. Shirley Lee wins Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME). Also, the SimSinai team participated in the first “Education for All” Open House held at the Cooper Centre. CONTINUE READING
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LHSC/Fanshawe to host Project PREPARE 2013
Thu, March 28
London Health Sciences Centre Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital program in partnership with Fanshawe College will be hosting a Pan-Canadian CBRNE Initiative: Project PREPARE 2013 at the Fanshawe College London campus, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd London Ontario April 30 to May 3, 2013. The CBRNE collaborative is a federally funded initiative championed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and lead by Sunnybrook Research academy in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the collaborative is to... CONTINUE READING
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Introducing "thesimtech": A free online sim resource
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Thu, March 28
Based on continuing contributions from the simulation community, thesimtech's goal is to become an 'online hub' for sharing ideas and information for all things related to medical simulation. CONTINUE READING
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Help for new Canadians: Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital honoured
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Tue, March 26
A unique program for recruiting and integrating internationally-educated professionals has earned Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH) a coveted spot on the 2013 list of Best Employers for New Canadians. (Source: Toronto Star) CONTINUE READING

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