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Effective Leadership – Leading healthcare teams in context (shift report, SBAR, documentation)

Contributed on February 28, 2024, last updated March 1, 2024.



Isabelle Bouchard, Cégep de Chicoutimi

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You are the nurse in the department of medicine at the Hospital Center in your region. It is 10:20 am, the emergency will transfer an 83-year-old lady, Mrs Aurore Morin,  who will be followed by Dr. Annie Castonguay (geriatrician) for investigation into the loss of autonomy and possible recent cognitive impairment.  Her daughter accompanies her.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Conduct comprehensive data collection (subjective and objective) and necessary physical examinations when admitting a person to a medical department.
  2. Analyze the data collected and use relevant clinical tools (e.g. Folstein, Moca, neurological assessment…).
  3. Synthesize all the information in order to transmit a report during the change of team in light of the data collected

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient




Bouchard, I. Effective Leadership – Leading healthcare teams in context (shift report, SBAR, documentation). Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2024. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

Fields / Disciplines:

Management/ leadership

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