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The SimEd Network supports simulation-based learning, assists in developing simulation expertise and enables best practice sharing. We connect those involved in health simulation education and help grow our partners’ learning and capacity to deliver the highest quality simulation-based education in Nova Scotia.


Simulation equipment inventory now available

One of the SimEd Network's priorities is to help connect all simulation education experts with available resources, expertise and equipment. The Network is now pleased to share a new inventory of all the simulation education equipment available with our core partners: IWK, NSHA, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health. The inventory shows where each piece of equipment is located. 

To learn more about the equipment inventory or request equipment use, contact LindseyTwohig.

Simulation Equipment Inventory


Healthcare Simulation Week: Lunch and Learn Series

The SimEd Network invites you to expand your knowledge and connect with your simulation education colleagues during this series of lunch and learn sessions. Be the first to hear from these simulation education experts who will also be presenting these topics on the national stage at the Royal College’s Simulation Summit in Ottawa later this month.


Survey finding shows current state of simulation medical education

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2011 Survey was conducted to assess the current state of simulation in medical education across their 133 AAMC member medical schools (of which Dalhousie University is one) as well as 263 teaching hospitals none of which were Canadian. The AAMC survey included 6 Canadian medical schools, Dalhousie, McGill, Memorial, Universite de Montreal, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The following compares the results of the survey with the Network partners' current operational data in several key areas.


28 professionals complete SLIIC Course

June 2018


Congratulations to the SimEd Network’s latest SLIIC graduates! Twenty-eight health-care professionals participated in the intensive three-day Simulation Leader Interprofessional Instructor Course (SLIIC) on June 19-21. The course prepares its learners to be qualified simulation education instructors. With a focus on interprofessional, the participants were from a range of disciplines including nurses, paramedics and physicians.

The course is one of the SimEd Network’s many initiatives designed to help ensure Nova Scotia’s health-care professionals are continuously learning and growing in their capacity to deliver the highest quality simulation-based medical education in Nova Scotia. During this session, participants came from all parts of Nova Scotia which helps to broaden the reach and sustainability of simulation-based learning across the province.

New Inventory of Nova Scotia’s simulation education experts

(June 2018) The SimEd Network has created a comprehensive directory of qualified simulation-based health educators, primarily those who have taken the IMS, SLIIC courses or an equivalent program. The inventory is designed to help connect one another and guide people to the right experts based on their question or need. It also demonstrates our vast and diverse expertise and how our simulation education capacity has grown over the past couple of years.

The document will be updated as our capacity and expertise grow and change.

Simulation-education Qualified Faculty Directory.

SimEd Network submits four research abstracts to national Sim Summit

Sim Summit(May 2018) The SimEd Network submitted four research abstracts to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Sim Summit, to be held in Ottawa in September 2018. Three of the four abstracts are based on the work of the SimEd Network Operations Committee and the fourth is attributed to Diane MacKenzie and her team.

  1. Simulation training for Interprofessional Health Educators: A High Priority
  2. An Evaluation Framework for Determining Simulation Results
  3. Metrics for Measuring success in Simulation Education
  4. Stroke lnterprofessional Collaborative Care Plan

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