The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC), is a partnership of The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. It enhances patient safety by improving the education opportunities for health-care professionals and informing best clinical practice through innovative research.
Much like the aviation industry uses flight simulators to train pilots, health-care professionals use patient simulators for hands-on training and experience. Simulation includes a wide range of education and research tools including plastic models that imitate body parts with anatomical correctness and full body mannequin simulators that breathe, have pulse and heart sounds, talk, and most importantly, respond accurately to medications, fluids and chest compressions. These computer driven mannequins can recreate patient care in hospital wards, the emergency department, intensive care unit, and operating rooms.
The Ottawa Hospital delivers world-class care to its patients every day in affiliation with the University of Ottawa. Together, they work collaboratively to ensure a high standard of patient safety by training health-care providers such as physicians and nurses through education and research.
To learn more about the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, please visit their website at www.uossc.ca.