On Monday, May 30, Toronto welcomed the first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety – an exciting knowledge-sharing event on the growing interest in using simulation to improve patient safety and quality of care. Attendees experienced a dynamic program with inspiring and informative presenters from Canadian leaders in simulation in hospitals, and networking opportunities. Read more!
This groundbreaking initiative was a joint launch by SIM-one, IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors), Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Accreditation Canada, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Health Quality Ontario (HQO), and HealthCareCAN.
Video recordings of and PDF slides for all presentations are now available below!
Videos & abstracts
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Dr. Joshua Tepper, MD, MPH, MBA
President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario (HQO)
Presentation not available.
Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) D. Brown, D.Phil
Director of the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Dalla Lana Chair in Public Health Policy; Head of the Division of Public Health Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Presentation: Challenges in Quality Improvement and Opportunities for Simulation
Dr. Vincent Grant, MD, FRCPC
Emergency Physician at the Alberta Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary; Medical Director for KidSIM™ - Pediatric Simulation Program at Alberta Children’s Hospital
Presentation: The KidSIM Program at Alberta Children's Hospital: Bringing Safety and Quality to the Bedside
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS
Staff surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital; Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety; creator of the surgical black box concept
Presentation: Evidence for and Return on Investment of Simulation
Dr. Glenn Posner, MDCM, FRCSC, M.Ed.
Medical Director of the Simulation Patient Safety Program at The Ottawa Hospital; Simulation Educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Presentation not available. Please see video.
National leaders from across Canada presented "rapid-fire" summaries of how they are applying simulation in a variety of innovative ways to improve quality of care and patient safety.
|SOS! A Gaming App to Improve Care of the Elderly
||Raquel Meyer, Jennifer Reguindin & David Chandross, Baycrest Health Sciences
|Applied Theatre as Simulation to Enhance Interprofessional Competencies
||Melissa Tafler, Hartley Jafine & Raquel Meyer, Baycrest Health Sciences
|Team training ranging from part-task sim to clinical grade cadavers in a converted hospital ambulance bay
||John Ross, QEII Health Sciences
|Simulation for System Change and Staff Hiring
||Kathryn Parker, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
|Improving New Nurse Orientation with Simulation
||Lara Murphy & Jennifer Yoon, London Health Sciences Centre
|Simulation to Improve Alcohol Withdrawal Management in the ER
||Sev Perelman, Mount Sinai Hospital
|Improving the Quality of Team Training and Performance During Interprofessional In-Situ Code Blue Simulations
||Catharine Walsh, SickKids
|Trauma Resus Using In-Situ Simulation Training (TRUST) Study
||Andrew Petrosoniak & Chris Hicks, St. Michael's Hospital
|Simulating Blood Transfusion in the OR to Detect Latent Errors
||Douglas Campbell, St. Michael's Hospital
|Incorporating Simulation for On-boarding of New Nurses and Professional Development: An Evolutionary Process
||Jennifer Dale-Tam, The Ottawa Hospital
|Simulation in the Clinical Laboratory: The Massive Hemorrhage Protocol in Transfusion Medicine
||Megan Parrish, Alberta Health Services & Amanda van Spronsen, University of Alberta
|Culture Shift! Using Interprofessional Opportunities to “Speak Up” for Patient Safety
||Lorna Bain & Zaev Wulffhart, Southlake Regional Health Centre
|Interprofessional Simulation to Reduce In-Hospital Sepsis Rates: A Returns on Investment Program
||John Parker & Alison Fox-Robichaud, Hamilton Health Sciences
|System improvement through simulation-based building commissioning studies
||Sue Barnes & Dan Huffman, Alberta Health Services
|Clinical process validation and improvement through simulation: Impact of multiple projects
||Dan Huffman, Alberta Health Services
|The CACE Homecare Curriculum: Virtual Simulation to Improve Homecare for Older Adults
||Nicole Woods, Women's College Hospital
|Use of Simulation to Support Clinical Best Practice in the Home Care Sector
||Daria Garnier & Sandra McKay, VHA Home HealthCare
Caring Safely Campaign: Simulation to aid in hospital-wide training of error prevention and leadership methods for patient safety
Lennox Huang & Emily Louca, SickKids
Simulation in the testing and design of clinical spaces
Lennox Huang & Kevin Middleton, McMaster Children's Hospital
|Sunnybrook Health Sciences: Impact of Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre on Quality and Safety
||Agnes Ryzynski, Sunnybrook Health Sciences
View the 2016 National Forum Agenda.
For more information, please contact Nicole Fung at education@SIM-one.ca.
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.
The 2016 National Forum would like to recognize and thank its partners: