“It has been an impressive ten years with the Northern Clinical Simulation Program, and we have seen excellent learning opportunities emerge during these years,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
“People living in the North, especially during the pandemic, have benefited from the expertise and learning provided by the program, allowing healthcare professionals to safely practice their skills with the patient simulator. human. This is an innovation that continues to position British Columbia as a leader in the health care system.
The 10-year milestone is attributed to the ongoing partnership commitment between Northern Health, UBC’s Northern Medical Program, College of New Caledonia and UNBC School of Nursing.
“This ongoing partnership continues to support Northern Health’s organizational values of collaboration and innovation,” said Cathy Ulrich, President and CEO of Northern Health.
“This demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality services by fostering a safe and realistic learning environment for physicians, staff and academic partners. “
Recently, the program has played a major role in preparing NH staff for the COVID-19 response, which included airway management for COVID-19 patients, cardiac arrest management for COVID-19 patients, transferring patients via the COVID response transfer team and preparing paramedics. for COVID-19.
“I am very proud to have worked with the various teams and partners who have helped make this important milestone possible,” said Michael Lundin, Regional Director, Clinical Simulation Training.
“I look forward to supporting future program developments to improve and sustain health care in the North.
More information on the program is available on the Northern Health website website.