Simulation has become an important part of the academic program in the Department of Emergency Medicine. We are fortunate to be able to utilize the Clinical Learning Simulation Facility at the Faculty of Medicine on a regular basis.
Royal College Residents in Emergency Medicine participate in simulation based sessions on average once per month throughout the academic year. Sessions are geared towards level of training with learners divided into junior and senior resident groups. The groups are combined five to six times per year to provide learning interactions between juniors and seniors. Each session is based on a core Rosen topic and provides ample opportunity for both hands on learning and debriefing the case.
Simulation is also incorporated into learning procedures with sessions geared to learning skills such as cricrothrotomy and tube thoracostomy.
Interested residents are also provided the opportunity over their five years to learn about simulation. Training is provided to learn how to design and run simulation cases as well as how to conduct the debriefing sessions. Formal electives in simulation are supported but at present must be done out of province. We are currently working to formalize an elective in simulation though the Department of Emergency Medicine that can be done at the University of Manitoba.