Welcome to the HSN Simulation Laboratory. Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2019, and established in 2012, our vision is to be globally recognized for patient centred innovation. We strive to improve the health of Northern Ontario residents, by working with our partners to advance quality care, education, research and health promotion. At the Simulation Laboratory we use inter-professional medical simulation, allowing learners to apply critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skills in a safe and supportive learning environment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient safety and promoting a culture of reflective multidisciplinary practice.
The Simulation Laboratory hosts over 220 events each year, and engages over 2,700 learners every year, promoting high-quality educational activities across all health professions including nursing, respiratory therapy, paramedicine, physicians and other allied health practitioners. Through collaboration with our academic and community partners we are fostering the future of healthcare in Northern Ontario and providing an environment for patient, and learner-safe education. Beginning with ensuring high-quality educators and a first rate environment for learning, the HSN Simulation Laboratory has created the foundation for establishing a culture of patient safety, reflective team practice and patient-centred innovation.
We look forward to continued successes in training invasive procedures, team work, crisis resource management, and multidisciplinary collaboration toward a sustainable, safer health care system.