MSH Simulation Program

Simulation is all about gaining experience in high stakes emergency medicine scenarios in a safe environment. In the sim lab, you will be tasked with taking charge of a variety of scenarios that represent core emergency medicine topics. The goal is to learn how to assess and manage critically ill patients, practice emergent procedures, and develop essential teamwork skills in a safe and fun environment.

The simulation rules:

  1. Simulation is supposed to be fun. I know it can be stressful to be put on the spot, but the good news is that killing a manikin has very few long term consequences. There is no formal evaluation of these sessions. The goal is just to develop skills and gain experiences you may not have had with real patients.
  2. Simulation requires effort. What you get out of these sessions depends a great deal on what you are ready to put into them. If you arrive prepared to treat critically ill patients and use your imagination to make these scenarios as real as possible, these sessions can be a great learning experience. Each scenario will end with a open and honest feedback session.
  3. Simulation is a safe environment. What happens in sim lab stays in sim lab. We all make mistakes. There is no better time to make those mistakes than when you are treating a manikin. We will talk about them in the room and improve together, but nothing leaves the room.

Before your simulation session, we recommend you review the ACLS algorithms. You can also find the corresponding critical care guidelines here.

The monthly learning sessions take place from 1-3pm in the emergency department. Follow the signs to “x-ray” and the simulation room is across from the ultrasound waiting area (look the the sign).





Resources for Educators

This website is primarily intended as a learning resource for the students at Markham Stouffville Hospital. In order to maintain some surprise, I have not posted our cases online. However, I am happy to share the cases if you are setting up your own program. Feel free to contact me.

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