VSCOL - VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS

Note: The Virtual Simulation Community of Learning is an independent community of practice, separate from but connected to Simulation Canada. Simulation Canada is pleased to host the online home for the VSCoL.

Virtual Simulations: Branching Scenarios

Virtual Healthcare Experience

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/hospital/

Description: This Virtual Healthcare Experience website has different virtual clinical experiences in the Virtual Gaming Simulation format. Each experience offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to build clinical reasoning by applying knowledge and practicing skills in a clinical practice setting. Throughout the experience users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access: There are modules with some of the clinical areas provided that are granular in nature so you can access part or all of the experiences. Each virtual gaming simulation can be used on their own. Please notify the contact provided about using the simulation

Contact: [email protected]


Paediatric Post-Operative Assessment

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/post-op/

Description:  The link provides a Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) related to a post operative pediatric experience. The  VGS offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a hospital setting.  Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  Please notify the contacts provided about using the simulation

Contact:  [email protected] or [email protected]

 


An Interprofessional Virtual Gaming Simulation: Breaking the Chain of Transmission

https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/interprofessionalvgs/

Description: Open Educational Resource (OER) that includes a virtual gaming simulation on the chain of infection transmission.

Suggested audience: Interprofessional

Access:  Please notify the contacts provided about using the simulation

Contact: Michelle Hughes, [email protected]


Community Home Visit - Mental Health Assessment

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/mental-health/

Description:  The link provides three on-line content modules related to therapeutic communication, mental health assessment, and interpersonal violence. A Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a home mental health assessment related to intimate partner violence. Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve therapeutic communication and a summary report at the end.  

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  Open Source Learning- no permissions required. Please notify the contact with how you used the simulation

Contact:  [email protected] or [email protected] 


Journey North: A Virtual Experience

http://www.etvlabs.com/journeynorth2021/JN_start.html 

User: jnuser  

Password: JNpreview2015 

Description:  Journey North provides a virtual northern community experience for the learner to experience the First Nations culture. There are videos, photos, audio, quizzes, scenarios, text and supplemental links, to immerse the student in an experiential, realistic, interactive experience of a northern nursing station and surrounding community.  Participants interact in this learner-centered, safe environment, to explore the role of a community health nurse, while gleaning valuable information regarding First Nations culture.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students and Northern Nurses

Access:  Open Source Learning- no permissions required. An educator’s resource blog is available at https://journeynortheducatorsresource.wordpress.com/  Please add, to the resource blog, information about how the simulation was used. 

Contact:  Allyson Cooper ([email protected]) or Kimberley Pinel ([email protected])


Turbulent Sky: A 360° Disaster Management Virtual Simulation

https://etvlabs.com/TurbulentSky/

Description:  This virtual disaster management community provides scenarios involving client/community/organizational issues focused on the disaster management process. The user experiences various areas within the mock disaster to discover information such as: managing a disaster, understanding the role of health care providers, working with other organizations, and practicing skills.   The use of audio, video, quizzes, interviews and unfolding scenarios will assist the learner to apply disaster management principles to an actual disaster.

Suggested Audience:  Healthcare workers, nursing students, practicing nurses, paramedics, etc.

Access:  Open Source Learning – no permission required.

Additional Resources: Introduction To Virtual Sim – click here

Contact: Allyson Cooper ([email protected]) or Kimberley Pinel ([email protected])


Perinatal Nursing Care

https://de.ryerson.ca/games/nursing/maternity/

Description:   The link provides learning modules and 3 Virtual Gaming Simulation (VGS) related to a perinatal nursing experience. The  VGS offers an interactive, experiential opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a hospital setting.  Throughout the VGS users are provided immediate feedback to improve post operative clinical decision-making skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access:  The modules and VGS are granular in nature so you can access part or all of the experiences. Please notify the contact provided about using the simulation

Contact:   [email protected]


CAN-Sim Pre-Simulation Preparation Games

http://can-sim.ca/virtual-game-preview/

Description: The Canadian Alliance of Nurse educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim) is proud to provide access to the following virtual simulation games (VSG) as part of their Pre-simulation Preparation Series.  Each game was developed by nurse educators and are based on scenario specific learning outcomes.  In preparation for in-person simulations, each game guides the user through the scenario exploring critical aspects of care.  Learning is supported through the application of knowledge and clinical decision-making.  Users receive visual and written feedback based on selected nursing actions.

Games include the following topics:
1. Care of the elderly patient with urosepsis
2. Care of the adult experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis
3. Care of the adult experiencing respiratory distress

These short VSGs were developed by nurse educators that align with full in-person Ontario Simulation Alliance (OSA) peer-reviewed scenarios.  Additional resources provided include:
* Self-Assessment Rubric
* OSA In-Person Scenario
* Student Learning Package

Suggested Audience: Nursing students, practicing nurses

Access: These games were developed as part of a large research project undertaken by four Ontario university BScN programs. Please contact Jane Tyerman or Marian Luctkar-Flude for further information.

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


CAN-Sim: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Nursing Education Course

http://www.soginursing.ca/sogi-nursing-education-course/

Description: The program consists of four Virtual Simulation Games (VSG), of varying lengths, in a variety of settings (i.e. emergency department to community care), and across a range of professional expertise (senior nursing students to nurse practitioners). Each VSG has embedded self-assessments, learning outcomes, and curated resources.

Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, primary care practitioners, other healthcare professionals

Access: Open Access

Contact[email protected]


CAN-Sim/CASN Covid-19 Assessment and PPE VSG

http://www.can-sim.ca/games/courses/covid-19-assessment-and-ppe/

Description: This virtual simulation game (VSG) takes the learner through the assessment and PPE requirements of individuals with suspected or actual COVID-19. The VSG includes the steps of donning and doffing PPE. 

Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, other healthcare professionals

Access: Open Access

Contact: [email protected]


CAN-Sim/CASN Essential COVID-19 Skills for Graduating and New Nurses VSG Series

http://can-sim.ca/hc/

Description: The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) in partnership with the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim) have collaborated to develop and disseminate five virtual simulation modules in both official languages to build capacity among graduating and new registered nurses entering the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered nurses (RNs) are frontline responders in the COVID-19 health crisis and critical to the effective delivery of health care services.  We believe directed nursing education and training that is easily accessed virtual is an essential service during this health crisis.  This will enable new, front-line nurses to better provide care for patients with COVID-19 while ensuring personal safety.

  1. Geriatric Fluid Volume Deficit
  2. Deteriorating Patient
  3. Care of a Ventilated Patient
  4. Multiple Organ Dysfunction (MODS)
  5. Running a Code

Suggested Audience: Nurses, nursing students, other healthcare professionals

Access: Open Access

Contact: [email protected]

 


Meal Assistance Virtual Gaming Simulation

https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/mavgs/

Description: This open educational resource (OER) is a multilingual resource on meal assistance. The OER is formatted into English, Dutch, and French sections. This resource is best incorporated after learners have completed content on meal assistance. The virtual gaming simulation can support learners’ knowledge and skill performance related to meal assistance with a client with dysphagia.

Suggested Audience: Nursing or personal support worker students

Access: Open Access CC BY 4.0

Contact: [email protected]


Health History Interview – Virtual Gaming Simulation

https://pressbooks.library.ryerson.ca/healthhistory/

Description: The purpose of the game is to perform a health history interview of an older female client who admitted herself for a three-week respite stay at a retirement home following a recent hip fracture and surgery due to a fall. The game promotes the application of knowledge related to therapeutic communication and health history interviewing.

Suggested Audience: Nursing students

Access: Open Access CC BY-NC 4.0

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]


Newborn Assessment Virtual Simulation

https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/newbornsim/ 

 Description: The newborn virtual simulation scenario provides the undergraduate nursing students with an opportunity to practice an environmental scan, head-to-toe assessment and manage respiratory distress in a newborn. The students are captivated in these activities by the use of audio, video, documentation and questions throughout the simulation.  The students have the opportunity to critically analyse the progression of altered respiratory status. Upon completion, the student will receive an overview of a simple clinical pathway and begin to understand the value of clinical pathways in the clinical setting.  

Suggested Audience: Nursing Students

Access: Open source Learning: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/newbornsim/ 

 Contact: Kelly Hudder ([email protected] )


Virtual Simulations: Interactive Videos

Infection Prevention and Control Practices

https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/ipacp/

Description: The Infection Prevention and Control Practices learning activities is an open access resource that was developed to complement infection prevention and control practice content learned in academia and clinical environments. The intended audience is novice healthcare students in undergraduate programs. Healthcare practitioners currently practicing may also find this resource valuable as a review on content and skills.

Suggested Audience: Nursing and healthcare students

Access: Open Access CC BY 4.0

Contact: [email protected]


Virtual Simulations: Video Only