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Simulation Session Booking and Planning Form

Contributed by: Phoebe Lam, M. Ed., H.BSc., RRT, AA, FCSRT, University Health Network
Posted on: March 25, 2015
Last Updated on: April 01, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 25, 2015

Brief Summary:
The Simulation Session Booking and Planning Form is useful for simulation centre co-coordinators to find out about the learning objectives of the simulation session that an instructor would like to create, and to acquire basic logistics information such as type of participants, number of participants, length of simulation, etc.  It can be e-mailed to the educators/content experts to be filled out prior to the first meeting.  This will provide some preliminary information for simulation centre co-coordinators to create simulation scenarios that are tailored to the specific needs.
Healthcare Field(s): Anesthesia / peri-anesthesia care, Critical care, Emergency / trauma, Pre-hospital / paramedic, Mass casualty & triage / chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear / emergency planning, Medical, Gerontology / geriatrics / aging, Obstetrics & maternal-child, Reproductive & gynecology, Mental health & psychiatry, Neonatal, Palliative & end-of-life care, Pathology and laboratory, Pediatrics / child & family, Primary care / community care / family practice, Public health & health promotion, Radiology & diagnostic imaging, Rehabilitation & restorative care, Surgical
Simulation Modality(ies): e-Simulations, Hybrids or blended simulation, Manikin (high sophistication), Manikin (mid/low sophistication), Mental practice or imaging, Moulage, Organic tissues (cadavers, animals), Procedural simulations, Robotics, Role-playing, Standardized/simulated patients or real patients, Video-based simulation, Virtual patients, Virtual reality, Virtual world
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Acupuncture, Audiology, Chiropody or Podiatry, Chiropractic, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Denturism, Developmental Services Work, Dietitics, Firefighting, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Radiation Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Naturopathy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Opticianry, Optometry, Other, Paramedicine, Personal Support Worker, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Police or Law Enforcement, Practical Nursing, Psychology, Psychotherapy or Mental Health Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Number of Learners: -
Target Learners: Level(s):
Scenario:

Initial assessment following hospitalization (introductory scenario)

Contributed by: Carol Butler, RN BScN MScN MEd, Fanshawe College
Posted on: March 25, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 25, 2015

Brief Summary:
George Smith, an 80 year old male, has just returned to the nursing home by ambulance after being hospitalized with pneumonia secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  As his student nurse you are to do his admission assessment.  As part of that admission you are expected to take his vital signs, communicate appropriately, initiate a focused respiratory assessment and initiate any health teaching.
Healthcare Field(s): Gerontology / geriatrics / aging
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (mid/low sophistication), Role-playing
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Nursing, Practical Nursing
Number of Learners: 3 - 8
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary
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Multidisciplinary Office Cardiac Arrest Emergency Scenario

Contributed by: Dominic Giuliano, BSc., D.C, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Posted on: March 25, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 25, 2015

Brief Summary:
This is a multidisciplinary office scenario that should be appropriate for any health care professionals that would work in such a setting.  A patient presents to the office with left upper back pain that he attributes to gardening.  During the assessment the patient reports shortness of breath, chest pain, along with a history of cardiovascular disease, and progress to cardiac arrest.  This scenario challenges all learners and participants to coordinate the most appropriate and timely care within the office.
Healthcare Field(s): Emergency / trauma, Pre-hospital / paramedic, Medical, Primary care / community care / family practice, Public health & health promotion, Rehabilitation & restorative care
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication), Standardized/simulated patients or real patients
Interprofessional: Yes
Intended for: Yes
Profession(s): Acupuncture, Chiropody or Podiatry, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Medicine, Midwifery, Naturopathy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Personal Support Worker, Physician Assistant, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Recreation Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Number of Learners: 7 - 10
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary, Graduate / postgraduate / residency, Continuing professional development
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Code Pink scenario - Acute fetal-maternal hemorrhage

Contributed by: Douglas Campbell
Posted on: March 25, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 25, 2015

Brief Summary:
This scenario is designed to allow health care professionals to come together and work as a team around a critically ill newborn using advanced-technology simulation either in the simulation centre or in-situ. Once the pre-brief (including orientation if need be) and briefing is complete the scenario starts. The health care team arrives either 'en-masse' or seperately ie RN and RT first and MD soon after. The simulation team will react and change the simulator as guided by the sim lead.
Healthcare Field(s): Obstetrics & maternal-child, Neonatal
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication), Moulage
Interprofessional: Yes
Intended for: Yes
Profession(s): Medicine, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy
Number of Learners: 3 - 9
Target Learners: Level(s): Graduate / postgraduate / residency, Continuing professional development
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Adult Type 1 Diabetes

Contributed by: Meaghen Regts, Trent University
Posted on: March 17, 2015
Last Updated on: March 25, 2018
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 24, 2015

Brief Summary:
Patient has been admitted to an inpatient unit with nausea and vomiting x48 hours, as a result he is experiencing complications with his diabetes. Patient is received with decreased LOC and is lethargic. Learners are to perform a focused assessment, apply nursing knowledge to prioritize care, and demonstrate safe medication administration best practice. 
Healthcare Field(s): Medical
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication)
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Nursing
Number of Learners: 2 - 6
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary
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Blood Transfusion Reactions

Contributed by: Deborah Schuh, RN, BN, Durham College
Posted on: March 13, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 12, 2015

Brief Summary:
This scenario was developed to enhance the learning experience of the RPN student during semester 3 lab related to Blood Administration. The focus is to recognize signs and symptoms of blood transfusion reactions, react approptriately to manage event while using effective communication. The students are first briefed using a worksheet that includes important patient information: history, lab results, vital signs. Student then watch a video that was developed: Video Scenario starts: Report: Hi, thanks for covering, I am starving! Pt is 40 yrs old, G 5 P4-she had a significant PPH and is now receiving her unit of blood. Blood was infusing at 50 mL..I completed her 15 min VS-everything is normal…I just increased the rate of infusion to 140 mL so that it will be completed within the 2 hour time frame but I will be back before then…... I think that is all…thanks for covering my break. Oh, wait, I did see some redness on her left arm but I think it is from the BP cuff. During video, the students use worksheet to write down important aspects of video related to communication, vital signs etc Student are then debriefed using guided questions.
Healthcare Field(s): Medical, Obstetrics & maternal-child
Simulation Modality(ies): Video-based simulation
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Nursing, Practical Nursing
Number of Learners: 1 - 45
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary, Continuing professional development
Scenario:

Ebola Simulation for PICU and ED Staff

Contributed by: Alison Dodds
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

March 03, 2015

Brief Summary:
A 6 year old male patient with fever, nausea and vomiting had recently traveled to an affected country and interacted with a family member that possibly had Ebola. The Health Care Professional needs to manage the routine care of this child in level 3 personal protective equipment.
Healthcare Field(s): Critical care, Emergency / trauma, Mass casualty & triage / chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear / emergency planning, Pediatrics / child & family
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication)
Interprofessional: Yes
Intended for: Yes
Profession(s): Nursing, Respiratory Therapy
Number of Learners: 4 - 6
Target Learners: Level(s): Graduate / postgraduate / residency, Continuing professional development
Scenario:

Atrial Fibrillation

Contributed by: Stacey Haywood, Spectrum Nasco
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

February 25, 2015

Brief Summary:
Paramedic dispatched to a nursing home, patient is unusually lethargic and weak. The patient is to go to emergency department to be evaluated.
Healthcare Field(s): Emergency / trauma, Pre-hospital / paramedic, Medical
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (mid/low sophistication), Role-playing
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Medicine, Nursing, Paramedicine
Number of Learners: 1 - 10
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary, Graduate / postgraduate / residency
Scenario:

A Domestic Violence: An IPE Activity

Contributed by: Mireille Walsh, Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
Posted on: February 20, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

February 12, 2015

Brief Summary:
The scenario depicts a victim from a domestic violence. It starts from an apartment setting with a 911 call, wanting to press charges for assault. However, when police foundation students arrive, the victim is found unresponsive. Paramedic students are called to the scene. the victim is then transported to the ER setting. Interactions between nursing, paramedic, and police foundations students is facilitated. Social service worker students are observing the communication and interactions between the disciplines. This scenario requires students from senior years to participate as knowledge is required to provide appropriate actions/interventions.
Healthcare Field(s): Emergency / trauma, Pre-hospital / paramedic
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication)
Interprofessional: Yes
Intended for: Yes
Profession(s): Nursing, Paramedicine, Police or Law Enforcement, Social Work
Number of Learners: 5 - 10
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary
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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Case Library

Contributed by: Shirley Hutchinson, BSc, MD, Sim One
Posted on: April 22, 2015
Last Updated on: June 26, 2015
Language: English

Peer Reviewed

February 11, 2015

Brief Summary:
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Simulation Collection is compiled by the SAEM Simulation Interest Group, working with the SAEM Simulation Task Force. Dozens of scenarios are freely available. Scenarios are intended for acute care physicians. A wide variety of topics are covered: overdose, coma, mental health, GI bleed, asthma, COPD, burns, acute coronary syndromes, DKA, trauma, hypothermia, status epilepticus, etc.
Healthcare Field(s): Emergency / trauma
Simulation Modality(ies): Manikin (high sophistication), Manikin (mid/low sophistication), Standardized/simulated patients or real patients
Interprofessional: No
Intended for: No
Profession(s): Medicine
Number of Learners: 1 - 6
Target Learners: Level(s): Undergraduate / post-secondary, Graduate / postgraduate / residency, Continuing professional development

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