Emergency call to the ski resort (Primary care) 

The learner simulation scenario is that an EMS crew has been dispatched to a ski hill for a 30 y/o female injured skier with altered mental status and a head injury.

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Paramedic Scene Management

This scenario is intended for you to utilize your leadership and communication skills. The focus of this scenario is to learn how to effectively manage a scene and communicate with supervisors and members of the fire department.

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Team Collaboration and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Identify a patient requiring basic life support, perform high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and collaborate with the health care team.

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Pediatric Resuscitation

Care for a pediatric patient who crashed their bike and is transported to the emergency department for further resuscitation.

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Pediatric Respiratory Distress

Pediatric patient at home in respiratory distress. Paramedics will be dispatched, arrive on the scene and transport patient to the hospital. In hospital, paramedics will give report to an RN and RT. RT will provide medication (puffer) education to patient and caregiver to support disease management.

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Youth Suicide Risk Factors

This scenario will help users recognize suicidal risk factors in those who are most vulnerable. Throughout the simulation you will be given opportunities to observe the patient environment, process how you would like to respond, identify suicidal risk factors, and reflect on what you have learned.

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STEMI protocol

Patient presenting with chest pain and ST elevation. Following our hospital’s protocol to sent the patient to a catheterization lab at a different facility.

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Severe Sepsis: Resuscitation, Emergencies, Critical Care

Recognize and manage a client experiencing post-operative complications and potential severe sepsis at a small, rural hospital.

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Paramedic Response to Psychosis

Brief vignettes and decision-making points allow the learner to consider supportive communication and care for a patient experiencing psychosis.

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Mass Casualty Scenario

This is a mass casualty scenario where a single vehicle has struck a group of cyclists on the roadway. You (the paramedic) will arrive on scene and assume the role of triage officer. You will be required to assess patients and assign them an appropriate triage category. It is recommended to use either SALT or […]

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Septicémie chez une personne âgée (Cas 794 de Body Interact)

Vous êtes membre d’une équipe interprofessionnelle travaillant dans un service d’urgence. Vous avez été chargé de rencontrer un adulte de 70 ans atteint de démence, qui a été transféré d’un établissement de soins de longue durée en raison de changements dans son état physique et mental.

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Sepsis in an Older Adult (Body Interact Case 794)

You are a member of an interprofessional team working in an Emergency Department. You have been assigned to meet,a 70-year-old adult with dementia, who has been transferred from a Long-Term Care Residence in response to changes in their physical and mental status.

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Patient with difficulty breathing

You are a Paramedic, arriving at the scene and find the patient in respiratory distress and alongside them is a support worker/translator.

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Respiratory Distress and Oxygen Titration (Body Interact Case 783, Mohamad Saad)

62-year-old male who is admitted to emergency experiencing SOB and increasing crackles on auscultation, and is also a smoker. He wears glasses and has a hearing aid but refuses to use it. He speaks Arabic and limited English but his son is willing to translate and also says that his dad does not want hospital […]

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Cardiac Arrest of an Infant

You are a Paramedic, arriving at the scene at 8:10am local time. Your initial scene assessment reveals no safety concerns. You are guided to a small room with a crib against the wall. You find the mother, inconsolable, and the father performing CPR on the infant, on the floor in front of the crib.

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Recognition and Nursing Care of a Patient Experiencing Anaphylaxis

Amira Mohamed, a 36-year-old refugee from Syria with a history of lung damage from previous exposure to a chlorine gas bombing, is admitted for shortness of breath (SOB). She became increasingly SOB over a 2-day period during the past 7 days. She was admitted to hospital 2 days ago with SOB and fever. Repeat chest […]

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EMS: Securing a Difficult Airway (VR)

The learner simulation scenario is that an EMS crew has been dispatched to an industrial site boiler room for a man with facial burns in respiratory distress. The view of the rooms will have “hotspots” in which you will be able to place your cursor over to reveal the decision options. Every scene may have […]

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Acute Stroke on the Ward

A 74 year old female is admitted under the hospitalist at a community hospital with a UTI. She is on day 3 of antibiotic therapy. While in hospital, she develops acute onset of right arm weakness, facial droop and unintelligible speech. Participants should recognize an acute CVA within the window, perform a stroke assessment, treat […]

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Cardiovascular shock in the infant (from Coarctation of the Aorta)

A 10-day-old term male neonate is brought to the emergency department by his parents. Their concerns are that, over the course of the day, he has become pale, his feet look “bluer”, and he is more lethargic. Moreover, he has only made 1 diaper today and is feeding very poorly. On examination, this is a […]

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Opioid Overdose

The team is called to manage an unresponsive man with respiratory depression. The initial assessment involves rapidly evaluating potential causes for altered mental status, including hypoglycemia, hypoxia, and intoxication. Initial management of hypoglycemia and airway support does not improve the patient’s mental status. The team must recognize opioid toxidrome and administer naloxone. The patient will […]

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Essential COVID-19 Skills Training for Health Care Workers

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. VSGs have been […]

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Respiratory failure in a patient with coronavirus

A 47 year old male presents with acute respiratory failure via EMS. He rapidly decompensates upon arrival. His travel history is missed on initial screening by EMS due his severity so he is transferred to the trauma bay without appropriate precautions. Part-way through the case his travel history is revealed (if not already asked for) […]

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COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness

Scenario: Case designed during the January 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in order to assess and improve team preparedness for safely and effectively caring for a critically ill coronavirus patient from triage through to intubation and disposition in a community hospital. The scenario focusses on system processes more than individual skills. This case was adapted from one […]

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