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Free Simulation Program: Educating Teams for Success During COVID-19

Simulation-Based Education for Alternate Models of Care

Ontario hospital teams are invited to participate in a virtual simulation program designed to help you communicate effectively within a team-based model.

How it Works

Teams will participate in a 90-minute, live and interactive simulation that explores commonly encountered high-stress situations. Throughout the session, team members will engage in critical decision making and discussion.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective briefing and communication of role clarity
  • Recognize a change in patient condition that is beyond the care provider’s scope of practice and competencies
  • Identify the need to escalate care
  • Demonstrate effective communication of a change in patient’s condition
  • Collaborate with Team Leader and interprofessional team members within a team-based model to provide safe patient care and intervene during a change in patient’s status
  • Demonstrate effective team debriefing within alternate models of team-based care
  • Discuss opportunities to enhance team collaboration within alternate models of team-based care


Ontario hospital teams that are using or embedding team-based models to care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of participants per team is flexible. Please contact us for details.

Contact Us

This program is offered by Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre.

If you are interested to participate or would like more information, please contact Agnes Ryzynski.


80% of learners felt that simulation session was effective in preparing them to work in a Team-Based Model.

“This session helped me to react differently, to understand what to do in those situations and when to call for help.”

“Completing this program gave me more confidence.”

“The simulation reinforced protocols that have changed and are new in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“It became more real for me, not just a concept. It made me feel like we can do this.”