September 11-15 is the first annual Simulation Week declared by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
As part of the education of health care professionals, simulation exercises, the imitation or representation of real-life scenarios, are practices to help prepare health practitioners to handle various clinical situations. This is especially important for rare or critical events that cannot be taught on real-life patients. Simulation is a recognized mode of training that develops clinical and problem solving skills that health practitioners can effectively recall when emergent situations arise.
BC Children’s and BC Women’s Simulation program runs mock exercises regularly; one that was recently introduced and has been making the rounds throughout the hospitals is Quality CPR. Health care practitioners are required to have their CPR training recertified every year, but people tend to lose their skill after a six month period. What’s different about Quality CPR simulation is that it provides instant real-time feedback and only takes two minutes.
These two minutes can be the difference that saves a life.
Thanks to the Simulation team for the great work that they do to help our health care practitioners provide the best care possible for our patients!