Simulation learning prepares QEII teams to respond to the pandemic
Posted: November 6, 2020
A nice article by the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation on how Simulation learning prepares QEII teams to respond to the pandemic  -

Operational Conditions - November 30 2020
Thursday Nov 26, 2020
We have new operational conditions starting on Monday November 30th. Operational Conditions:·        Alternatives to ‘In-Person’ simulation sessions are recommended. Virtual methods should be used whenever possible.   &#...
CTV News Clip - Dr Sarah McMullen
Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Dr Sarah McMullen, a Critical Care Physician, was interviewed in the Sim Bay by CTV News discussing caring for patients with COVID19. Check out the clip here:
Phase Three Opening
Wednesday Sep 2, 2020
QEII Simulation COVID-19 Phase Three Programming Operational conditions:   ·       Facility capacity is limited to 20 occupants at one time, this includes instructors and simulation staff.   ·     &n...
Phase Two Opening Plan - May 25, 2020
Monday May 25, 2020
QEII Simulation Phase One ProgrammingThe following outlines our Phase Two of reopening access to the QEII Simulation facilities: Estimated* date in effect: May 25th – June 30th, 2020 | Mon – Fri | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PMAll requests will be carefully reviewed before a...
Phase One Opening Plan - May 19, 2020
Friday May 8, 2020
QEII Simulation Phase One Programming The following outlines our Phase One of reopening access to the QEII Simulation facilities:   Estimated* date in effect: May 19th – June 30th, 2020 | Mon – Fri | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM All requests will be carefully ...
Closed for April - Contact us for COVID Training
Tuesday Apr 7, 2020
The QEII Simulation Program will be closed to regular program training for the month of April. If you have training needs specific to COVID-19, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate. Andy Howes 902-219-1310...
Programming update - Coronavirus
Thursday Mar 19, 2020
For access to our facilities to offer training directly related to the Coronavirus please contact Andy Howes at or 902-219-1310   Memorandum   To:   Institutions and Students/Learners in Nova Scotia Health Authority   Fro...
Lights... Camera... Action
Monday Feb 10, 2020
Last week we spent two days in the Sim Bay with Canadian Blood Services filming two educational videos. ...
2019 CAEP Simulation Olympiad - University of Manitoba wins!
Monday Jun 17, 2019
A quick update to congratulate the team from the University of Manitoba for winning the 2019 CAEP Simulation Olympiad! Great job!...
2018 QEII Simulation Annual Report
Wednesday May 29, 2019
The QEII Simulation Annual Report has been released. Get your copy here...
CAEP - Simulation Olympiad
Wednesday Mar 6, 2019
The QEII Simulation program is sponsoring the Simulation Olympiad at this years CAEP conference hosted in Halifax. More here: ...
Sim Bay featured in the QE2 Times
Friday Feb 22, 2019
The Sim Bay is featured in the new QE2 Times article - check it out here: ...
Lights! Camera! Action!
Wednesday Feb 13, 2019
The Sim Bay is excited to be hosting two days of educational filming for the Canadian Blood Services. ...
Echocardiography training for practicing Anesthesiologists (the EnABLE course)
Monday Feb 11, 2019
Point-of-care Ultrasound has been used by acute care specialties as the diagnostic modality of choice in a variety of clinical emergencies. Despite the increasing demand for clinical use and teaching of echocardiography in emergency departments, ICUs and operating rooms there are...
The new Sim Bay - open for business!
Sunday Dec 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce that construction of our new Sim Bay has almost wrapped up and we are now open for business.Read more about the opening and facility here:CBCthesimtech...
We are moving! but not for a while... (QEII redevelopment)
Thursday Oct 4, 2018
The redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre is a once in a generation opportunity to rebuild and improve the way health care is delivered in Nova Scotia.Today the government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) unveiled a milestone in the redevelopment of the QEII...
Dal takes third at CAS Sim Olympics!
Tuesday Jul 10, 2018
Congratulations to Dalhousie residents Garrett Barry, Jason Meisner, and Vivian Wang for winning third place in the second Annual Residents’ Simulation Olympics at the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society conference this past month.Great job! ...
Clinical Cadavers as a Simulation Resource for Procedural Learning
Tuesday Jun 12, 2018
A newly released open paper from Dr Kovacs, Dr Levitan and Rob Sandeski - Clinical Cadavers as a Simulation Resource for Procedural Learning. ABSTRACT “See one, do one, teach one” remains an unofficial, unsanctioned framework for procedural skill learning in med...
Plastic Surgery - Anatomical Dissection Course
Friday Jun 1, 2018
Each year, the Plastic Surgery residency training program puts on a tour de force anatomical dissection course in the QEII Simulation Program's Skills Centre. Over these two exciting days in the lab, residents focus on the elevation of common muscle, skin and bone flaps that ar...
Research - Two Blind Lung Isolation
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Dr. Sarah Phipps has offered this summary of her research: An assessment of the feasibility and success rates of two blind lung isolation techniques in a cadaver-based study: The "Double-Double" vs. the EZ-BlockerTM"The MARTINI (The Maritime Airway Research and TraINing Initiativ...
More Research! A review of In-Situ Simulations at a Tertiary Trauma Center
Tuesday May 1, 2018
A brief summary from Dr. Sam Jessula on his latest research project:"With assistance from the QEII Simulation Program, we initiated  a monthly In-Situ Trauma Simulation Program. In-Situ trauma simulations mimic regular trauma activations where participants resuscit...
Internal Medicine and Critical Care Research Project begins
Monday Apr 16, 2018
We are excited to announce a new research project led by Dr. Iain Arseneau will be taking place at our Simulation Centre over the next few months. A few words from Iain: "Internal Medicine and Critical Care both run weekly simulation sessions for their residents. Residents rota...
Cutting Edge In Situ Simulation Research and Pilot Project to begin in March at the QEII
Thursday Feb 22, 2018
Project: Interdisciplinary Attitudes Surrounding the Perceived Value of Routine In Situ Simulation In the Emergency Department Investigators: Dr. Catherine Cox MPH, MD. Principal Investigator; Resident FM (Hfx Site) Dr. Lucy Patrick MD MEd (candidate), Resident Emergency ...
Sim Bay Closed for renovations
Monday Jan 8, 2018
We are happy to announce that the renovation of the Sim Bay will begin within the next couple of weeks.  As of January 15th, all manikin simulations and cadaveric sessions will be held in the morgue at the HI Site, 2nd floor.  There are two empty autopsy suites at this ...
Sim Library
Monday Dec 18, 2017
Are you looking to learn a little more about Simulation? If so, we have started to gather some textbooks for our little library, and they are free to come borrow anytime. Please feel free to contact me ( if you are interested.  Various topics in Simula...
OPEN HOUSE - December 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday Dec 4, 2017
Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE celebrating our newly renovated High Fidelity Simulation Centre   December 13th | 11:00 am – 02:00 pm Room 097 (ground floor) | Centennial Building   …we will be celebrating with snacks : )...
Transesophageal Echo and Transthoracic Echo Training Model
Thursday Nov 23, 2017
We have added a new simulator to our inventory at the Simulation Centre!From the vendor website:This extremely realistic life size transesophageal TEE and transthoracic echo simulator includes an articulating jaw and extends from the head to the mid thigh. Utilize your own ultr...
Bring Your Child To Work Day
Thursday Nov 9, 2017
On November 1st, the QEII Simulation Program participated in the annual Bring Your Child To Work Day. Grade 9 students participate in activities to learn about what their parents do in various heath-care positions throughout the hospital. Please check out the photos from the even...
Online calendar featured on
Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
I recently wrote an overview of our new online calendar booking system for is part of the 'equipment we use' series, sharing various solutions for fellow simulation centres.Check it out here:
Sim Bay featured on CTV Housecall
Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
We were very excited to be featured on CTV's Housecall segment.Go watch the segment here:
Neurosurgery Rookie Camp makes its return to Halifax
Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
The Neurosurgery Rookie Camp provides new neurosurgery residents in Canada with a jumpstart to their training. The two-day summer camp uses realistic neurosurgery simulations to expose residents to the kinds of situations they will face as they progress through their five years o...
$1.8 million announced for Sim Bay renovation
Monday Jun 26, 2017
It's official - the QEII Foundation raises $1.8-million for Simulation Bay renovation! Read more in the QEII Times article found here QEII Simulation wants to thank the great team at the QEII Foundation (above) for all their hard work and dedication to fundraising....
Trauma NS Sim Olympics
Monday Jun 26, 2017
Congratulations to Trauma NS for hosting another great Sim Olympics!...
QEII Foundation Support!
Friday May 19, 2017
The QEII Foundation has just released a video in support of their efforts to help the QEII Simulation Program renovate the Sim Bay into a leading edge high fidelity/cadaveric simulation facility. Here is a rendering of the proposed redesign: ...
Email Campaign - Program Update
Saturday Apr 22, 2017
We released an email campaign on the QEII Simulation Programs latest news - view the first mail-out here....
Orthopaedic OSCE
Friday Feb 17, 2017
The Orthopaedic residency training program at Dalhousie University has developed a Surgical Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) to objectively assess both clinical and surgical competence of the residents. This day long examination is based on four clinical scenarios ...
Welcome to the new QEII Simulation Program website
Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
Here you will find information on our program and our locations. We are just starting out, so expect this site to grow over the coming months. We will be adding more information and keeping you updated on program events. If you are experiencing any issues with the site, please em...

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