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Clinical Simulator

Northern Clinical Simulation is a partnership between Northern Health, the School of Nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia, and the Northern Medical Program. Our goal is to support educators with the development and integration of clinical simulation into healthcare education.

What is clinical simulation?

Clinical simulation uses life-sized, anatomically correct human models (see chart below) to provide realistic training for student nurses, staff nurses, medical students, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The simulators can be used with real medical equipment, allowing practice with burns, labour and delivery, resuscitation and advanced life support, heart attacks, and more -- all without risk to patients.

Who can use the simulators?

Our centres, simulators, task trainers, and staff are available to non-Northern Health users for an hourly fee.

For more information contact:
Michael Lundin
Coordinator, Northern Clinical Simulation
(250) 645-6400.

Where is clinical simulation offered?

SimMan 3G

SimMan 3G: The most advanced simulator. Features include light-sensitive pupils, blinking eyelids, realistic chest rise and fall, blood and body fluids, and more.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres and Available through our mobile/ in situ service (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

SimMan Essential

SimMan Essential:  Teaches airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management,

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

ALS Simulator

ALS simulator: Advanced Life Support patient simulator, including difficult airway management simulations; variable spontaneous breathing; realistic normal and abnormal heart, breath and bowel sounds; and more.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Nursing Anne

Nursing Anne: Designed for scenario-based training for basic patient handling skills to advanced nursing skills, including nasogastric tube insertion and care, tracheostomy care and
tracheal suctioning, peripheral intravenous therapy with IV bolus or push injection, and more.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres and Available through our mobile/ in situ service (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Noelle

Noelle: A maternal and neonatal birthing simulator.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres and Available through our mobile/ in situ service (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Sim Junior

Sim Junior: An interactive 6-year-old pediatric simulator developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres and Available through our mobile/ in situ service (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Sim Baby

Sim Baby: Advanced infant patient simulator for team training in infant emergencies; includes airway, breathing, circulation, defibrillation, vascular, and anatomy

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Sim NewB

Sim NewB:  A simulated newborn, including an umbilical cord that can be assessed, cut, and catheterized for IV access.

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres and Available through our mobile/ in situ service (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Nursing Baby

Nursing Baby: Includes sounds auscultation, IV and IO skills, fontanel assessment, urinary catheterization and general pediatric patient care. 

Available at Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John).

Note: Simulator descriptions above are based on text from laerdal.com and gaumard.com

What's available at the four centres?

As well as the nine simulators listed above, each of our four centres promotes educational opportunities with

  • Interdisciplinary team training
  • Emergency cardiac patient assessment and treatment
  • Critical thinking
  • Team interaction and communication
  • Adherence to algorithms
  • Teaching and testing of advanced cardiac life support guidelines
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Teaching and testing of neonatal resuscitation program guidelines
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

The four centres also have audiovisual equipment for recording sessions, facilitating debriefing. Most quality sessions include items such as confederates, task trainers, videos, and video debriefing.

Our experienced staff have assisted with hundreds of simulation sessions and can help develop, design, and program custom scenarios to meet your educational needs.

Task Trainers

Task trainers are lifelike models of body parts (such as an arm, pelvis, or chest). They’re used for practicing specific medical procedures.

They’re available to any centre. Most are in Prince George, but they can be shipped/used for mobile/in situ.

  • Standard Venipuncture Arm
  • Lumbar Puncture & Epidural Trainer
  • Lumbar Puncture Baby
  • Ultrasound Central Venous Catheter Insertion Simulator
  • Pericardiocentesis Training Model
  • Nita Newborn
  • Laerdal® Airway Management Trainer
  • Perineal Repair Trainer
  • FemoraLineMan System
  • CentraLine Man System
  • Chester Chest™ With New Advanced Arm
  • Neonatal Intubation Trainer
  • Vascular Access - Peter PICC Line™

Contact us

  • Tammy Hoefer, Regional Manager, Innovation and Development Commons/Northern Clinical Simulation
  • Michael Lundin, Coordinator, Northern Clinical Simulation
  • Colby Chiste, Technical Support, Northern Clinical Simulation