Success Story: South Island Emergency Department Simulation Initiative ‘undoubtedly saved lives’ during the recent spike in temperatures

When the ‘heat dome’ descended recently onto British Columbia, many emergency departments were flooded with patients suffering from hyperthermia, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition.  Although hyperthermia is not seen frequently in our emergency rooms, it requires specialized, time-sensitive treatment. Fortunately, the Victoria ED Simulation initiative had run a hyperthermia […]

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Success Story: Interdisciplinary ED In Situ Simulations

When patients’ lives are in the balance, requiring quick action from Emergency Department staff and physicians, there isn’t time to step back and troubleshoot a particular procedure or protocol.  Simulations provide an opportunity for this type of reflection and evaluation.  Several physicians from the Emergency Department at Victoria General Hospital […]

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