CAE Healthcare Delivers Cutting-Edge Simulation Training to Quebec

| Roxanne Blanford

Many schools within Quebec’s CEGEP network of colleges are proud owners of advanced, cutting-edge human patient simulators for use within nurse training, and they have been reaping much success.

For instance, Dawson College and Cégep de Sept-Îles use CAE Healthcare’s wireless patient simulators for training their students in nursing, and to prepare them for healthcare challenges of the future.

Student nurses and trainees in allied health professions find that practicing with manikins that can breathe, blink, bleed and produce automatic physiological responses to medical treatments allow them to successfully suspend disbelief, and behave realistically, while they train to handle, treat and provide care to simulated patients.  

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We are all realizing the importance of simulation in modern pedagogy. The time from novice to competency in clinical milieus is reduced with the use of simulation in courses. 

The consequences of making errors are not as critical when you are in a simulation, so it’s a very comfortable learning environment for students.” 

 Ray Bourgeois, 
Dean, Academic Initiatives of Dawson College, Quebec

Another example of innovative simulation solutions benefit learners in Quebec (and throughout Canada) has been demonstrated during a collaboration between McGill University and CAE Healthcare -- an event which involved a full day of obstetrical training at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL).

Realistic training scenarios with the high-fidelity birthing simulator, CAE Lucina, recreated precise medical conditions that gave medical residents from the obstetrics, gynecology and anesthesiology programs ample opportunity to practice patient care skills with nurses and faculty in a risk-free, controlled environment.

CAE Lucina birthing simulator training in Quebec

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CAE Healthcare has sold more than 40 patient, surgical and imaging simulators in Quebec to hospitals, colleges, universities and the Canadian Forces Health Services over the years. Customers include:

  • Université Laval

  • Université de Montréal

  • McGill University

  • Jewish General Hospital

  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

CAE Healthcare also manages the Centre d'Apprentissage des Attitudes et Habiletés Cliniques (CAAHC) at Université de Montréal, one of the first universities in North America to integrate simulation-based learning into its medical training program. The 16,000-square-foot simulation center is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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