SimSinai releases Revival

Publisher’s Message by Lisa Satterthwaite
T’was the year of the Polar Vortex! I am sure that none of us will forget this past winter and will instead look forward to the enormous joy that the warmer, albeit wet spring weather ahead will bring us.
I anticipate that over the past few months many of you have had the opportunity to notice the physical updates to the SimSinai Centre. I hope that the improvements help to create a more professional and comfortable atmosphere for both learners and faculty alike.
Since our last edition the number of our ACLS courses have continued to increase. Courses are filling up quickly for our spring and summer sessions. Be sure to check the website upcoming dates. Our June sessions have already sold out but we have been able to add an extra course May 31st to June 1st, a weekend course to help with the increased number of registrants.
In March 2014 we held another successful ACLS instructors course. It was well attended by a variety of participants from various medical fields. We will be hosting another ACLS instructors course in the fall so please be sure to submit your CVs to Dionne Baton for consideration ([email protected]). Upcoming course dates will be announced in June.
As announced in our last Revival, we are moving towards better service by offering a variety of booking forms to be completed by you for your events. This initiative has been met with great success and gaining strength as we move forward. All events and research booking forms completed enable us to better manage your course needs as well as the usage of the Centre. We still have a little ways to go in getting full compliance, but we are getting there.
Since fall 2013 the SimSinai Centre has invested in some great new simulation purchases that we think you will enjoy using. Collectively, with other hospital units we have been able to obtain the Vimedix ultrasound simulator that includes TTE, FAST, Abdominal packages, OB Gynae pathologies, and cardiac packages. We are very excited to add this simulator to our growing arsenal of training devices.
Also added to our growing inventory is a SimJunior. SimJunior is an interactive 6-year-old pediatric simulator designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of Pediatrics to meet the education and training needs of healthcare providers. SimJunior allows learners to practice a broad range of pediatrics skills. We invite you down to the SimSinai Centre to take a look at our new purchases or book an appointment with Finch Taylor, Sim Tech to try them out! ([email protected]; 416 586-4800 ext 5812)
So until next time, remember that: “We prepare you, so that you can be prepared”.
Read the full Revival, Volume 3, Issue 1 >

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