Facebook Pixel Code
About Sickkids
About SickKids

May 28, 2013

SickKids Simulation Program receives accreditation

By Greg Mackiewicz

The SickKids Simulation Program was recently accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The Royal College Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Committee has granted the accreditation for the maximum  five-year period commencing June 1, 2013.

“This first-time accreditation of SickKids’ Simulation Program is a significant milestone as accredited simulation programs are nationally recognized as leaders in simulation-based learning,” says Dr. Jonathan Kronick, Chief of Education.

“This achievement demonstrates the outstanding work that is being done at SickKids to provide learning opportunities that are planned and delivered according to the latest educational research, ensuring patient safety and quality care.”

The Simulation Program is a good example of interprofessional collaboration and education at SickKids. It advances paediatric clinical education by offering individuals and teams the opportunity to practice routine procedures, recognize and treat rare conditions, and practice life-saving techniques in a real-time environment without any risk to patients.  For interprofessional teams, simulation training is not only about individual skill acquisition, but improves communication skills, leadership skills and teamwork.  The Learning Institute is currently investigating opportunities to introduce simulation-enhanced education in non-clinical settings. 

In 2012-2013, the Simulation Program supported 425 sessions and 4,100 participants.