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Simulation Canada’s periodically offers webinars on key and emerging issues in healthcare simulation. Most webinars are free for staff of Organizational Members and for SIMadvocates, and $30 otherwise.

Details on individual webinars, including a description, learning objectives, and presenter information, are available from the webinar-specific pages listed on our events calendar.

The same industry sponsors who helped us to give back to Canada’s simulation community by subsidizing registrations to the Keystones Apex online course in October, 2020, kindly sponsored a webinar series that were FREE for our community!

Best Practices in Integrating Virtual Simulation into Curriculum

This webinar was made free to Canada’s simulation community through the generous sponsorship of Sentinel University.

Sentinel U™, a leading innovator of virtual clinical simulations, hosted a webinar on November 30th, 2020, about how to integrate virtual simulations into traditional nursing curriculum.

Presenters: Dr. Christi Doherty, DNP, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, Director of Academic Simulations and Dr. Melissa Penner, DNP, RN, CNE, Director of Empowered Classroom for Sentinel U

The webinar covered:

  • Best practices in simulation curriculum integration
  • Evidence-based findings on Sentinel City®, a population/community health simulation
  • Innovative, new simulation solutions
  • A panel discussion focused on how educators have successfully integrated simulations with faculty members from:
    • Brock University
    • McMaster University
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Calgary

Sentinel U, a division of American Sentinel University, has been building digital learning resources and virtual simulations since 2015. In fact, our virtual clinicals are used by 225 schools and healthcare organizations across the United States and Canada. We have delivered more than 90,000 learner experiences and counting. Our products align with QSEN Quality and Safety Competencies, AACN BSN Essentials, NLN Core Competencies, and Quad Council Core Competencies.

“Then and Now”… Using a Simulated Clinical Experience to Teach Maternal-Newborn Care in Nursing

Presenter: Jane Pearsall, RN, BNSc., M.Ed., John Abbott College, Montréal, Québec

Providing high quality clinical experiences to prepare nursing students for the complexities of the current health-care system has become increasingly difficult. This webinar explored the presenter’s experiences in the development of an Obstetrical  Simulated Clinical Experience for nursing students as partial replacement of traditional in-hospital learning. Participants gain insight into the challenges and rewards of utilizing this form of simulation pedagogy, as well as the importance of simulation design including both prebriefing and debriefing aspects.

This webinar is made free to Canada’s simulation community through the generous sponsorship of Gaumard Scientific.

Additional Past Webinars

As an example of the types of webinars we host, here are some we have held previously:

  • Introducing the Simulation Research Reporting Standards: Insights and Implications for SIM Researchers – Adam Cheng, Suzie Kardong-Edgren and Ryan Brydges
  • Accreditation Vexation – A Virtual Q&A with Leaders Who Have Been Through SIM Centre Accreditation – with panellists Connie Barbour, Linda Crelinsten and Vincent Grant, and facilitator Darin Abbey
  • Simulation’s Return on Investment: Methodology & Case Study – Suzanne Schell and Michelle Kwong
  • Simulation for PSW Education: Techniques and Approaches – Yvonne Galbraith
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