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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SIM-one opens nominations for 2015 SIM Citizenship Award & submissions for 2015 SIM Student Award
September 22, 2015
SIM-one – Ontario Simulation Network – is now accepting applications for its annual SIM Citizenship Award, sponsored by HIROC, and SIM Student Award, sponsored by CAE Healthcare. 2015 SIM Citizenship Award The SIM Citizenship Award recognizes Ontario simulationists who have made important contributions in the healthcare simulation field. It honours those who have made an outstanding impact on education, teaching, creative professional activities, and other endeavours. The award praises... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one celebrates 2015 Keystonians and inaugural MASCS graduates
August 04, 2015
On Thursday, June 25, SIM-one hosted its annual 2015 Education Celebration Event—honouring the achievements of SIM-one's graduates, alumni and current course participants. Photo: (from left to right) Meet some of the 2015 graduates: Manuel Abascal, Dawn Clyens, Dave Tremblay-Laroche, and Sabrina Boucher, with Dr. Bruce Ballon, Director of Education at SIM-one.   Photo: (from left to right) Sabrina Boucher of La Cité collégiale is the first-ever Keystones and MASCS (Mastering the Artistic Side... CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations to the 2015 SIM Expo free pass recipient!
July 15, 2015
SIM-one is happy to announce Stephanie Kate as the recipient of the grand prize for #IntegrateSIM Twitter contest. The contest asked Twitter users to tweet how they integrate SIM into their curriculum, clinical placement, quality improvement, or patient safety practices. “Simulation helps us practise critical situations in a safe environment,” Stephanie said. We couldn't agree more. Stephanie is an internal medicine nurse, who is currently completing her Master's of Nursing. Her interests... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one launches online SIM Scenario Exchange
June 17, 2015
Free searchable library allows users to contribute, search for, and adapt simulation resources. SIM Scenario Exchange™, an online repository of simulation scenarios, tools and templates. Open to all healthcare professions, disciplines and sectors, the Exchange fosters sharing and collaboration in the simulation community. Explore the SIM Scenario Exchange™ > “The Exchange is a free and open resource made possible by the support of the healthcare simulation community,” said Dr. Tim Willett,... CONTINUE READING
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Win your SIM Expo registration
May 20, 2015
How do you #IntegrateSIM? SIM-one wants to hear how you integrate simulation into your curriculum, clinical placement, quality improvement or patient safety practices. Let us know and you can win* a FREE ticket to this year's #SIMexpo. Tweet how you integrate SIM and include #IntegrateSIM. All eligible entries will be entered into a draw. Contest closes on June 30, 2015. How to Play: Simply tweet how you integrate SIM and include #IntegrateSIM. Photos, videos & links are encouraged for your... CONTINUE READING
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A Message from SIM-one: COLLABORATION
May 19, 2015
Let’s work together in the spirit of collaboration Collaboration is a guiding value for SIM-one. As a network, we actively seek and encourage collaborative opportunities with the Ontario simulation community. We are proud of our collaborative simulation courses; our collaborative online platforms, including the SIM Marketplace which facilitates the sharing and exchange of simulation equipment; and our collaborative events, like the annual Ontario Simulation Exposition. Collaboration, along with... CONTINUE READING
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The simulation paradigm shift
May 19, 2015
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!
April 21, 2015
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
March 24, 2015
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
March 18, 2015
                     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
December 22, 2014
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
November 26, 2014
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
November 20, 2014
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
November 12, 2014
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
October 30, 2014
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
October 28, 2014
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
October 23, 2014
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
October 22, 2014
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!
October 16, 2014
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
October 15, 2014
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