What We’ve Learned using Ultimaker S5 3D-Printers

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Introduction At maxSIMhealth, we’ve been playing around a lot with the Ultimaker S5 3D-Printers to support our graduate research work, […]

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Getting Your Hands Dirty with Silicone

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Introduction When Julia and I want to take a break from writing our theses, we both agree that pouring silicone […]

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Tissue injury – quick solution

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My first simulation, I took a photo of a lower extremity injury from the internet, printed it in color, and […]

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Optimizing Crisis Resource Management

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Optimizing Crisis Resource Management to Improve Patient Safety and Team Performance helps acute care professionals optimize their crisis resource management skills […]

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Equipment Tips

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Check out the SimMan Heart Rhythm/Sound Combinations technician cheat sheet, kindly provided by Trevor Snow, Simulation Technologist from Eastern Health. Thanks to SimEd – Simulation […]

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Contribute to SimEd!

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What can you contribute to SimEd? Based in Australia, SimEd aims to provide high-quality resources for clinicians, educators, students, technicians […]

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Free digital tools to enhance pre/post-sim

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The best simulations don’t happen in isolation – there are activities beforehand and afterwards to ensure knowledge is understood, set […]

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Sim for Assessment in Competency-Based Education

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The shift from time-based to competency-based curricula for health care professionals is widely underway. Watch this video. The shift from time-based to […]

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Free Simulation Webinar Videos

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The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) offers a free online resource with current and topical lectures on simulation-based education. Looking for a […]

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Get a Female Manikin that is Two Patients in One

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Purchase an adult female patient simulator that can function as both a realistic maternity patient & a high-fidelity, non-pregnant female patient, […]

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Use Simulation to Learn & Practice Ultrasound-Guided Placements

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The best way to learn how to safely apply ultrasound-guided placements is to learn with state-of-the-art simulation trainers. It’s the wave of the future […]

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Simulate Smoke Inhalation

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Tips on how to simulate facial burns, burned-off eyebrows, and soot. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in fires. It […]

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What NOT to Research

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It’s not hard to come up with a research idea or question – but is it worth researching? Here are […]

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Easy Gel Effects

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It’s easy to create gel effects from common ingredients. Here’s how: Gel effects is a popular medium in medical and […]

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Fragments

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In simulations, fragments embedded in wounds should be realistic but lightweight, non-toxic, and without sharp edges. Fragments are produced by […]

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Non-Staining Blood

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Many brands of stage blood are coloured with FD & C Red #40 food colouring. Here are a few points […]

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Best Practices in Clinical Teaching

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Looking for quick updates on clinical teaching skills? The Centre for Faculty Development at St. Michael’s Hospital offers free, short […]

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Importance & Challenges of Debriefing

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A good debrief should be set in a safe and positive environment where the facilitator allows the learners to reflect […]

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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No matter how a simulation goes, the simulation facilitator can always mine the experience for nuggets of educational gold tied […]

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Objectives First, Scenario Second

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Always make sure that learning objectives are clearly set first and then create the scenario, to avoid confusion about learning […]

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Analyzing Likert Scale Data: The Rule of N=30

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When can parametric tests, which are generally more sensitive and more powerful, be used? Find out! Likert scales are a […]

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How to Create a Stomach for a Manikin

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Follow these steps to create a stomach for Nasogastric flushing or decompression for a manikin. Here is how. Material required: […]

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Quick Tips for Burn Moulage

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All you need is a few materials! Got a hair dryer and some vaseline? Here is the full (and basic!) […]

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Introducing Interprofessional Simulation

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Here is how you can introduce interprofessional simulation into an undergraduate health sciences program: Start small: Introduce one simulation into […]

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