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Healthcare Simulation Week


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To increase awareness among the public of the importance of simulation to healthcare, the fourth annual global Healthcare Simulation Week will be held September 14-20, 2020.

Healthcare Simulation is a learning tool that recreates a clinical environment to allow persons to experience a realistic healthcare event. The purpose of healthcare simulation is to teach new skills, refresh old ones and improve the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, celebrates professionals who use healthcare simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. New methods and technologies are emerging that present enhanced opportunities to improve patient care; as a result, it is an important field in which many healthcare professionals are finding a lifelong career.

Details are available at www.ssih.org/HcSimWeek and through following @HcSimWeek, and #HcSimWeek20on social media“ Healthcare simulation continues to grow at an extraordinary rate,” said SSH President Bob Armstrong.“ An increasing number of professionals in the healthcare industry are waking up to simulation’s ability to help individuals and organizations improve patient care, which is so great to witness. We want to celebrate both that increased role and all healthcare simulation professionals this week.”

CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) opened in 2000 and is a world-leading centre for researching, developing, testing and delivery of simulation training of minimally invasive surgical technologies and techniques. There are three complementary sides to our purpose: Surgical Technology, Simulation/Education and Research. Our facilities support all stages of medical device knowledge translation by enabling meaningful collaboration of researchers and clinicians.
CSTAR provides the framework for high-quality simulation-based education programs for healthcare professionals. Resources range from basic medical and surgical task trainers, virtual reality simulators, and high-fidelity simulation environments.

To sign up for a tour of CSTAR, contact Tara Oke at tara.oke@lhsc.on.ca

About SSH
The purpose of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004, SSH membership is 4,000+ strong—an international community of physicians, nurses, technologists, professors and other specialists advocating and implementing healthcare simulation in education, practice and research. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers for all healthcare disciplines.

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