Simulation Canada NEWS

Simulation Canada 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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The simulation paradigm shift
Tue, May 19
The Growth of Simulation in Health Professions Education and CPD ​ Photo: Interprofessional hospital code simulation in an emergency event Photo credit: University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital Simulation-based education is contributing to a major paradigm shift in health professions education and continuing professional development (CPD). An experiential form of learning that replicates real-world scenarios, SIM-based education is now widely used in Ontario’s... CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations David Starmer & Dominic Giuliano!
Tue, April 21
A double celebration for two of CMCC's own SIM-one would like to congratulate Dr. David J. Starmer for his new role as Education Coordinator for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College's Simulation Lab and Dr. Dominic Giuliano for his new role as Director of Education, Year III. Dr. Giuliano has been a long advocate of collaborative iniatives and Dr. Starmer hopes to follow in his footstep. We wish both of them the best of luck in their new positions. CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations to the 2015 SIM-based CIPD grant recipient
Tue, March 24
This funding program responds to the priority learning needs of current front-line home care providers supporting seniors aging at home. The recipient is: Nicole Woods, Stella Ng, Sandra McKay, Cynthia Whitehead, Paula Rochon, Karen Jenkins, Cathy Evans, Corrine Hart, Karen Gold, Doug Campbell Women’s College Hospital; VHA Home HealthCare; Fanshawe College; University of Toronto; Ryerson University; St. Michael’s Hospital “Learning in place to support aging in place: a virtual home-based... CONTINUE READING
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Announcing the 2014 SIM-one/IDEAS/CPSI Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program funding recipients
Wed, March 18
                     In collaboration with the Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) program and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), and with the support of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and Accreditation Canada, SIM-one is pleased to announce and congratulate the five recipients: Raquel Meyer Baycrest Health Sciences, Ryerson University “SOS! A Gamified App to Improve Early Detection of Acute Deterioration in the Frail Elderly.” Sev... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation community participates in major paradigm shift in healthcare education at the 2014 SIM Expo
Mon, December 22
Building on the success of the 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition, the simulation community once again came together at the 2014 SIM Expo. More than 300 people attended to celebrate the community’s achievements, partake in immersive networking and educational simulation as well as experience advances in techniques and technologies. “Again, this year’s SIM Expo did not disappoint. It was a spectacular event that included interesting keynote speakers, a variety of hands-on workshops, networking... CONTINUE READING
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View the 2014 SIM Expo Official Program
Wed, November 26
Read the Official Program > The Official Program for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition is now available! Read about the many learning and networking activities that will take place at the 2014 SIM Expo—Canada’s largest healthcare simulation event! REGISTER NOW! FOR THE 2014 SIM EXPO About SIM-one SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates... CONTINUE READING
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Meet the 2014 SIM Student Award recipient
Thu, November 20
SIM-one is pleased to announce Murray Hudon, a student respiratory therapist at Conestoga College, as the recipient of the 2014 SIM Student Award! The SIM-one SIM Student Award highlights the experiences of Ontario healthcare students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles. The theme of the contest was: “How healthcare simulation transformed my learning”. The SIM Student Award is sponsored by CAE Healthcare. Murray’s submission spoke to his simulation progression... CONTINUE READING
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NCSBN SIM & clinical placement study: implications
Wed, November 12
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Early Bird Rate for the 2014 SIM Expo ends this Sunday, November 16, 2014. Register now! Join SIM-one for a special plenary session and other complementary activities on “SIM and Clinical Placement Time” at the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition. The plenary session will highlight the landmark NCSBN SIM study and its implications for SIM and clinical placement time in health professions education. Plenary session panelists will include Ontario leaders in Nursing education... CONTINUE READING
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View the 2014 SIM Expo agenda and workshops
Thu, October 30
REGISTER NOW! The Agenda for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition—Canada’s largest healthcare simulation event—can now be viewed on the SIM-one website. View the Agenda > SIM-one’s SIM Expo is the ideal venue to connect with fellow simulationists. As outlined in the Agenda, this year’s SIM Expo will be complete with exciting networking opportunities and educational activities: Leading healthcare and simulation keynote speakers The inaugural Virtual Simulation Showcase Interactive learning... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one to host online presentation on NCSBN simulation study
Tue, October 28
Join SIM-one for a free online presentation and discussion on a landmark NCSBN Nursing SIM study that concluded that replacing 50% of clinical time with simulation is equally as effective as traditional clinical preparation. The presentation will be led by Study co-author Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Chair of Boise State University’s School of Nursing. Study co-author Pamela Jeffries, a Nursing Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the Study’s implications in the USA and at Johns Hopkins... CONTINUE READING
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Centennial College simulation expert makes big accomplishment
Thu, October 23
SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network would like to congratulate Walter Tavares, who will now be known as Dr. Tavares, for earning his PhD. A paramedic by professional background, Dr. Tavares currently serves as Coordinator of Paramedic Programs and Research at Centennial College. He is also a Research Chair for the Paramedic Association of Canada, and is a scientist for ORNGE. Dr. Tavares is a highly regarded expert in the healthcare simulation field. He has delivered presentations at simulation... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation – Meaghen Regts
Wed, October 22
Ontario simulationist advancing simulation-based education at the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing. Regts is the Clinical Learning Centre Coordinator at the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing. Regts, who has worked at the School since November 2012, has her sights set on transforming her centre into a leader in healthcare simulation. “My vision is for the Clinical Learning Centre to be a Regional Simulation Centre of Excellence in teaching/learning/assessment and in research and evaluation,” she... CONTINUE READING
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Get ready for the virtual simulation showcase!
Thu, October 16
REGISTER NOW! Experience the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition’s inaugural Virtual Showcase! This new educational and interactive component of the 2014 SIM Expo will highlight virtual simulations, serious games and mobile technology related to healthcare and health professions education. The Virtual Showcase will allow attendees to visit and chat with leading innovators, while taking part in exciting virtual demos. Here’s a sneak preview of a couple Virtual Showcase demos: Interaction and... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one launches inaugural “It’s a SIM!” simulation workshop
Wed, October 15
On October 14th, eager participants got to experience and practice realistic simulated birth delivery at SIM-one’s inaugural It’s a SIM! Obstetrical Simulations Workshop. It’s a SIM! is the first of a series of special skills-enhancing workshops, and was designed for educators and simulationists to learn and work together to achieve educational goals. “It was wonderful to see clinicians, educators, technicians and industry all learning together on how simulation can be practically used for OBS... CONTINUE READING
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Healthcare and simulation leaders to speak at SIM Expo
Mon, October 06
REGISTER NOW!   It is with great excitement that SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network announces its keynotes speakers for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition.   The keynote speakers for this year’s SIM Expo are: Bob Bell, the new Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Rakesh Jetly, a mental health expert with the Canadian Forces; and Gregory Krätzig, a simulation technology innovator with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Read our speakers’ bios > The 2014... CONTINUE READING
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NEW! SIM Marketplace™ and SIM Company and Product directories
Fri, October 03
Search for simulation resources with SIM-one’s new online tools SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is happy to announce the launch of three online services for the healthcare simulation community. The new additions to the SIM-one website include: SIM Marketplace™ – An online platform for sharing information on simulation products available to rent, buy or sell; SIM Company Directory – A searchable database of simulation companies; and SIM Product Directory – A searchable database of simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one/IDEAS/CPSI launch Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program
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Wed, October 01
The Program will focus on advancing the use of simulation for quality and safety improvement in Ontario hospitals and other healthcare delivery agencies. A total of $47,500 (5 projects at $9,500) is available to support simulation-based quality and safety improvement projects. CONTINUE READING
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Present at Canada's largest healthcare simulation event!
Fri, September 26
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31 Submit your posters, booths, workshops and more for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition. Apply now > SIM-one's annual SIM Expo is Canada's largest gathering of simulationists, celebrating the creativity, dedication and accomplishments of Ontario's healthcare simulation community. The special theme of the 2014 SIM Expo is "Simulation and Communication". The 2014 SIM Expo takes place on December 4th and 5th in Toronto. Read more > Last year's... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces new President and CEO
Mon, September 15
Dear Simulation Community, On behalf of the SIM-one Board of Directors, please join me in welcoming Susan Lenard as the Ontario Simulation Network’s new President and CEO. Susan brings to SIM-one a unique combination of entrepreneurial skills, business expertise and public (health sector) experience. She most recently served as SIM-one’s Interim President and, prior to this, its Chief Operating Officer. During her time at SIM-one, Susan has built strong collaborative relationships with the... CONTINUE READING
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Durham College and SIM-one educate through simulation
Wed, August 20
Source: Durham College Durham College (DC) played host to SIM-one (Ontario Simulation Network) on June 17 when the organization hosted a workshop titled "PSW & Simulation Regional Workshop: Unlocking the Potential of Simulation" at Living Lab 2 at DC's Whitby campus. SIM-one, an active supporter of the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, offered the workshop to DC faculty and staff and other interprofessional healthcare providers in Durham Region who interact with seniors and... CONTINUE READING