Toronto Rehab teams up with Michener to undergo the frail aging experience

Michener’s aging simulation suit lets wearers step into the shoes of frail patients – watch how one occupational therapist suits up for the eye-opening experience. Noosha Afshin Jah’s hands shake and her voice wavers as she arrives for her appointment. Her joints ache, she’s uneasy on her feet and she relies on a cane for…

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The case for simulation

Prior to starting their clinical rotations, Michener’s medical laboratory science students spend 10 weeks in a simulated clinical environment as part of their summer semester. They perform tasks as they would in a real lab – everything from the tests and procedures they spent the previous two years learning, to having what one recent graduate…

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Michener’s simulation suites part of UHN study on identifying and managing medical errors

With the help of The Michener Institute’s state-of-the-art simulation facilities, researchers at University Health Network (UHN) are looking into the effectiveness of simulation training to help practitioners identify and manage errors that occur in clinical practice. Michener was recently host to a radiotherapy pilot study and educational event run by cancer researchers from UHN’s Princess…

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The importance of simulation learning in health care

Future health care professionals must understand the obligation to provide optimal treatment and to ensure patients’ safety and well-being at all times. However, there is not a lot of room for error in the health care field; so naturally, performance anxiety is very common among students. So how can we minimize the anxiety, without compromising…

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Radiological Technology and Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology: Simulation in Education

Using contemporary imaging and diagnostic equipment is critical to helping Michener deliver relevant curricula, enhancing the educational experience for our students and preparing them for their future careers. Through the technologies that support the Radiological Technology and Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology programs, Michener is able give students a simulated patient care advantage before…

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Technology and Partnerships in Radiation Therapy Education

Through exposure to the latest healthcare technologies and best practices, The Michener Institute is committed to providing educational experiences that set our students up for success in their careers. Our fully-equipped laboratories and simulation suites house advanced applied health sciences technology that reflects the equipment found in today’s modern healthcare centres. Michener’s radiation therapy training…

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How Michener is using OSCE technology to enhance the simulation experience

Focused on providing learners with realistic and responsive educational experiences, Michener is home to a unique and comprehensive suite of simulation environments. From the Centre for Advancement of Simulation in Education (CASE) to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) suites, Michener students and participants from other healthcare organizations use simulation environments as an important part of…

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Michener supports hospital partner with expertise in simulation

When Phoebe Lam, Coordinator of the Anesthesia Simulation Centre at UHN wanted to update the facility with a separate control room, she approached Michener’s Audio/Video Specialist Tim Chipman to support the initiative. Phoebe, a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Anesthesia Assistant as well as Michener faculty, was inspired by her own experience operating the simulation equipment and was…

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