LGH offers a Simulation Program with staffing expertise and a wide range of innovative equipment to support patient care improvements across all professional groups and within patient care teams.
Jaime Williams, Regional Manager, Student Practice & Simulation Strategy
Dr. Shannon Chestnut, Medical Director, Simulation
Michelle Connell, Regional Clinical Educator
Simulation is an interactive learning and practice technique to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences. Emergency situations, and general patient care scenarios can be simulated using a blend of high to low tech equipment including manikins. Download the complete sim equipment list.
- It's an opportunity for interdisciplinary care teams to practice unusual and difficult scenarios so they are better prepared for these events, gain clarity on roles, and practice specific skills to improve patient care processes and outcomes (e.g. mock codes, anaphylactic reactions)
- Professionals and students can practice skills before trying them on patients as well as improving on existing skills.
- Teams can run simulations and debrief specific adverse events to identify areas for improvement for future events (risk management and mitigation).
- It's an opportunity to support care in rural and remote communities to support professionals/student learning, and care improvements in those environments.
- Care teams can use the simulation environment and/or equipment to test new equipment or care processes prior to introducing into the clinical environment.
Physicians, nurses and allied health professionals who provide clinical education at LGH as well as the rural and remote communities within the Coastal Community of Care.
We offer training for simulation facilitators. The benefits of becoming a facilitator include:
Develop a foundational knowledge of simulation based learning strategies
Identify elements of effective teamwork and incorporate those elements into simulation-based learning objectives
Learn the foundations of debriefing skills
Plan and develop a simulation scenario
Facilitate a simulation scenario
Contact us about course offerings.
ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support
NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Program
MoreOB – Managing Obstetric Risk Efficiently
STRUC – Simulation Trauma Resuscitation Update Course
Mock code blues
In-situ simulations on units: Pediatrics, Emergency, ICU, PAR, and OR.