September 30, 2017By Lance Baily

A Weekend Update From Ontario’s SIM-one & the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare

A quick weekend update from our friends at the Canadian based SIM-one & CNSH Communities with our sharing of their most recent newsletter, and don’t forget about their upcoming annual event this November 30th and December 1st!

There have been some incredible recent achievements in the world of simulation by Canadian simulationists and organizations. We wanted to celebrate a few of them! (More about our upcoming webinars below…)

Standards for Standardized Patient SIM

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Congratulations to Cathy Smith for her role in authoring the Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice! The Standards were published in Advances in Simulation and will ensure the growth, integrity and safe application of SP-based education practices. The standards identify five domains: safe work environment; case development; SP training for role portrayal, feedback, and completion of assessment instruments; program management, and professional development. The domains are divided into principles which are elucidated by key practices that offer practical guidelines for desired outcomes and safe simulation practices.Cathy is a world-leading SP educator and we are proud to have her lead the development and facilitation of many of our own courses!

AMEE ASPIRE Award for Simulation

Huge congratulations to the University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, recipient of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASPIRE Award for Simulation. This prestigious international award improves the education process and outcomes around the world by identifying, recognising and rewarding excellence in the field of medical education.

Congratulations to Oleg Safir, Sev Perelman, Lisa Satterthwaite, and the rest of their simulation team!

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SIM & Clinical Placements in Lab Science

Congratulations to the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science for another milestone in advancing their nation-wide discussion and research on the roles of simulation to support clinical learning in medical laboratory science. CSMLS recently published the Summary of Event and Findings from their Simulation & Clinical Placement National Employer Forum, which built on the previous National Forum for Educators.

Congratulations to Laura Zychla and Christine Nielsen for the progress on this important discussion! We are honoured to have CSMLS as an Organizational Member!

Houston Simulation Relief Fund

Congratulations to the INSPIRE Network, based out of Calgary, for their kindness and achievements in setting up a GoFundMe campaign to support pediatric simulationists in Texas affected by hurricane Harvey. Their effort has raised over $10,000 to help simulationists there. What an incredible example of a SIM community.


Anatomy of the Future

Congratulations to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, who recently acquired an Anatomage Anatomy table – a life-sized virtual dissection table. The CMCC is a leader in simulation for allied health providers; this table will further enhance their simulation program and augment their cadaveric dissection curriculum. We are honoured to have CMCC as one of our very first Organizational Members!

Educational + Clinical Integration of SIM

Congratulations to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for publication of their first Education Report, which highlights achievements in education across UHN over the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Simulation appears multiple times in the report, from enriching education programs, to achieving quality improvement goals, to enabling distance learning via telesimulation. We are honoured to have Michener as an Organizational Member!

SIM Books from Canadian Authors

Congratulations to Canadian simulationists Aviv Shachak, Elizabeth Borycki, and Suzanne Campbell on the recent publication of books they edited:

  1. Health Professionals’ Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks Aviv Shachak, Elizabeth Borycki, Shmuel P. Reis
  2. Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, Third Edition: Making it Real Suzanne Campbell PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, Karen Daley PhD, RN

Job Opportunity

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is seeking a Manager of Simulation and Experiential Learning. We are honoured to have BCIT as an Organizational Member!

SIM Webinars

We are excited about three unique webinars we have planned for October. They are free for our members – so be sure not to miss them!

Return on Investment: Simulation’s Return on Investment: Methodology & Case Study
Oct 3 @ 12:00 Eastern
Learn how Hamilton Health Sciences used the RoI methodology to demonstrate the money saved by their simulation-based early sepsis detection training.

Remote Coaching: Technology to support remote education: Innovative tools for interaction, training and supervision
Oct 18, 12:00 Eastern
Learn how modern technology can facilitate accessible, affordable remote coaching and supervision, and how a Canadian educator addressed these challenges by starting an innovative new company.

AccreditationAccreditation Vexation – A Virtual Q&A
Oct 25, 12:00 Eastern
Thinking of accreditation for your SIM program? Ask questions of those who have gone through the process!

Learn more at the SIM-One website today!

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