Simulation Centre for Health Learning

Our Simulation Training Program began in 2014 when the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and Alberta Health Services announced the opening of the Simulation Centre for Health Learning at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. The Simulation Centre for Health Learning (Sim Centre) is the first centre of its kind in Canada dedicated specifically to women’s health.

Simulation is widely considered as the gold standard in healthcare toward supporting a quality and safety focused organization. It also targets all the non-technical skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork, situational awareness, decision-making, resource management, safe practice, adverse event minimization/mitigation, and professionalism; also known as behavioural skills or teamwork skills.

The Sim Centre is a state-of-the-art teaching and demonstration space. Medical professionals gain valuable experience across a broad spectrum of women’s health issues and events that will ultimately enhance their ability to deliver world-class patient care. The course work offered is constantly evolving in order to ensure that Physicians, Midwives, Students, Residents and Staff have access to the curriculum they need to grow and improve as specialists. We are continually reviewing feedback on our courses and collaborating with outside institutions.

Initiatives Available:

In-Situ Simulation Training for Obstetrical and Gynecological Teams
In-situ training sessions help prepare participants to handle common and rare emergencies, work on team-building and communication skills, identify “systems” issues, and examine the process of care, Participants make improvements in their own workplace, and fix them before a real emergency takes place.

Team-Based Interdisciplinary Training for Obstetrical and Gynecological Staff
Clinical training sessions for ObGyn attendings, mid-level providers, Family Physicians, Midwives, nurses, blood bank and other ancillary staff, anesthesiology attendings, residents, and students working in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The focus is on reducing maternal, newborn, and women’s morbidity and mortality due to dreaded emergencies.

Procedural Simulation
Support procedural skills training and technical skills training with task trainers/part-task trainers designed in conjunction with other learning modalities and technologies to create integrated clinical situations.

Resource Centre

The resource center is located on the 2nd floor of the Robbins Pavilion.

You can access computers and educational information on a variety of health topics. Interpretive services are also available.