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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Durham College receives more than $46,000 in funding from SIM-one
May 09, 2013
Durham College announced on May 2 that it has received more than $46,000 in funding from the SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network. The funding is being used to purchase simulation equipment for use by students in the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program during their practicum rotations to further enhance their training. The equipment, which will be housed at Learning Lab 2 located at the Whitby campus, will enable the college to provide students with unique opportunities to gain the... CONTINUE READING
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Meta-Leadership in Health Professions Education: Class of fall 2012
April 29, 2013
SIM-one's inaugural Meta-Leadership was a tremendous success, receiving an overall value score of 4.6 out of 5 from participants. On November 5-6, a select group of leaders from the healthcare simulation field came together to learn and work towards a common goal of improving the delivery of health professions education. During the program, participants were divided into meta-leader teams and developed projects with benchmarks and deliverables. Such projects ranged from knowledge sharing to the... CONTINUE READING
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Become a "Collaborator"
April 24, 2013
SIM-one invites the healthcare simulation community to sign up for "Find a Collaborator". This new online tool, available only to registered website users, brings together simulationists who want to work together on collaborative projects, from research to innovation to training to development and much more. Signing up to become a "Collaborator" is an easy 2-step process: Login - To become a Collaborator, you must first login to the SIM-one website. Create an account. Professional Profile - ... CONTINUE READING
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2013 SIM Expo venue selected
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April 24, 2013
The InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel will provide the backdrop for SIM-one's 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition, Canada's largest healthcare simulation event. Hotel room reservations are available online. The 2013 SIM Expo will take place on December 5 & 6. CONTINUE READING
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Find SIM-one at 88 College Street
April 24, 2013
SIM-one has finalized its move to its office space at 88 College Street in Toronto. As such, we will no longer be operating or receiving mail from our former 60 Murray Street office. The SIM-one mailing address is: 88 College Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1L4 The 88 College office is located on the previously unused 2nd floor of the former Zion Congregational Church, constructed in 1882. This eclectic, open-concept space provides SIM-one with an effective, single line of communication to... CONTINUE READING
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2012 SIM Expo a huge success
March 26, 2013
SIM-one’s annual Ontario Simulation Exposition continues to get bigger and better. On December 5-7, the healthcare simulation community came out in full force, helping make the 2012 SIM Expo a huge success. The annual SIM Expo celebrates the creativity, dedication and accomplishments of Ontario’s healthcare simulation community. This year’s SIM Expo, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, was expanded to a 2-day event due to popular demand plus a Welcome Reception. The 2012 SIM Expo... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces recipients of 2012 Simulation Research & Innovation grant
March 26, 2013
SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is honoured to announce the recipients of its inaugural 2012 Simulation Research and Innovation Grant. SIM-one received 76 eligible applications—a tremendous response—with applications representing the broad scope of healthcare simulation in Ontario, including the university, college and hospital sectors. “I found the response to this call for submissions incredible and encouraging,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of Research & Development. “... CONTINUE READING
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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Simulation Equipment Funding
January 22, 2013
The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is providing SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—with up to $2,400,000 in one-time funding to expand and further enhance simulation-based Personal Support Worker (PSW) training to support seniors aging at home. As part of its Seniors Care Strategy, the Province has committed to funding 3 million additional PSW hours for seniors in need. Effective implementation of the Seniors Care Strategy will rely on well-educated, skilled PSWs who can support seniors... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation teaches med student importance of teamwork
November 16, 2012
SIM-one is proud to announce David Clinkard, a student from Queen's University School of Medicine, as the winner of its inaugural Simulation Student Contest. The SIM-one Simulation Student Contest was created to highlight the work 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”. Participants were required to submit an essay or video for evaluation. In his essay... CONTINUE READING
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Advancing simulation: A profile of Dr. John Schaefer
October 05, 2012
2012 Ontario Simulation Exposition keynote speaker Dr. John Schaefer is the quintessential creator and collaborator. Not only does Dr. Schaefer have an impressive resume—formerly serving as Director of the WISER Institute and now as Director of HealthCare Simulation South Carolina—but chances are he has affected your life in some way…whether you know it or not. The man behind SimMan and various other tools of the trade Dr. Schaefer is a prolific inventor. While serving as Director of the WISER... CONTINUE READING
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Message from the Executive Director SIM-one: Today and Tomorrow
March 30, 2012
Ontario’s healthcare system faces many challenges. As described in the 2012 Drummond Report, the cost of healthcare is rising and some difficult decisions will need to be made; however, most Ontarians demand that the system not only remain intact but also improved upon. At SIM-one we are committed to doing our part to create a more sustainable, cost-efficient and high quality healthcare delivery and education system. Strategically aligned with the objectives of the Ministry of Health and Long-... CONTINUE READING

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