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Communicate Effectively for Safe Continuity of Care

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated July 21, 2022.



Erica Cambly, University of Toronto

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The learner is working a day shift on an inpatient surgical unit and receives a post-operative patient from the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU). The learner will communicate pertinent elements about the patient to other members of the health care team as appropriate using ISBAR.

Learning Objectives:

Identify key information that must be communicated to health care team members to support patient care needs.

Incorporate SBAR to relay information about the patient’s condition to members of the health care team to ensure clarity and completeness of information

Prioritize information to be provided to promote patient safety and continuity of care

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


068e, Affinity Learning


Cambly E. Communicate Effectively for Safe Continuity of Care. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

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