Preparing health-care workers for real-life scenarios
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To better train health-care professionals in the fight against COVID-19, rapid response simulations are critical for mimicking the realities hospitals currently face.

The University of Ottawa’s Skills and Simulation Centre, in partnership with the Ottawa Hospital, is using a combination of technologies, including virtual reality, to help medical workers run through several frontline scenarios.

An estimated 250 doctors and nurses completed the exercises, while many more have completed specialized training to work in settings, such as, intensive care units, obstetrics and emergency rooms.

For more information, visit the University of Ottawa.

"In our simulation training for COVID-19 patients, there has been a big emphasis on protecting ourselves as health-care workers so that we do not get infected and can continue to care for these patients."
Emma Hjartarson
Anesthesiology Resident, Ottawa Hospital
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