McMaster University

McMaster University

Anesthesia residents perform resuscitation procedures for an 18-month old patient (SimBaby)
Simulation specialist (operator) controls the vital signs of patient manikin in the simulation control room while faculty members observe the resident's management through two-way mirror
Trauma team manages a patient manikin who has suffered massive injury after a motor vehicle accident
Anesthesia residents perform resuscitation procedures for 18-month old patient (SimBaby) Simulation specialist controls vital signs of patient mannequin while faculty members observe resident Trauma team manages patient mannequin who has suffered massive injury after motor vehicle accident

High-Fidelity Simulation

We have a wide variety of manikins that are able to perform functions such as breathing, talking, mimicking heart sounds and child-birth. These computerized manikins can present numerous clinical conditions and may also be programmed to respond to various medical interventions.

Examples of clinical High-Fidelity Simulation scenarios:

  • Common clinical conditions: asthma exacerbation, hypovolemic shock in a trauma patient, septic shock, post-partum hemorrhage, etc.
  • Rare clinical conditions: malignant hyperthermia, amniotic fluid embolism, etc.
  • Unexpected challenges: intraoperative bronchospasm, unanticipated difficult intubation, etc.

High-Fidelity Simulation activity requires pre-planning to ensure smooth operation and high standard of quality. The planning stage is illustrated in the High-Fidelity Simulation planning flowchart PDF. Therefore, we require all programs to book High-Fidelity Simulation activity a minimum of 4-6 weeks ahead of time.

Initiate/Book High-Fidelity Simulation
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