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Centre for Education and Research (CER) and

Clinical Simulation


RVH's Centre for Education and Research officially opened in May 2018. This space is home to the simulation lab, classrooms, a mock training room, research ethics, education and research offices and a student lounge, making it a multi-functional, purpose-built in space. This dedicated space provides an environment to validate and explore best practices, while clearly demonstrating RVH's commitment to both teaching and research.

Click here for directions to CER

Click here to watch the grand opening



Clinical Simulation

In 2012, RVH formally launched a Clinical Simulation program. Clinical simulation has quickly become the gold standard for medical education by mimicking real life medical scenarios within a risk-free learning environment. Simulation has been proven to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety by facilitating professional development and inter-professional collaboration. By creating interprofessional training opportunities, simulation will act as a catalyst in building a culture of trust and respect within teams. Improved collaboration among health professionals and enhanced clinical skills will serve as a means to improve quality and patient outcomes. High- fidelity scenarios include: Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Arrest, and Trauma.


In the SIM lab we currently have 3 mannequins: adult, child, and paediatric. Each comes equipped with:

  • ∙ iStan wireless patient simulators
    Instructor's laptop
    Muse operating software
    TouchPro wireless patient monitor
    Dozens of Simulated Clinical Cases
    Simulator tool kit


Clinical Simulation offerings:

  • Family Medicine Resident Simulation Training - Over the course of the family medicine residency program, RVH provides residents with educational session to enchance their clinical and communication skills.

    • Code Blue Education - With the help of a Clinical Educator, Mock Code Blue sessions run on different wards to aide in advancing first line responder skills.

    • Life Saving Drugs (LSD) and Defibrillation – RVH provides this mandatory education to nursing staff which covers medical policies and procedures, several of which are related to ACLS.

    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Numerous ACLS courses are offered throughout the year. With our interactive SIM Lab, the participants are able to demonstrate skills on high- fidelity mannequins. Registration is open to RVH and non-RVH staff and physicians.

    • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Interprofessional Practice offers BCLS, which is a mandatory requirement for all RNs, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, and students. Registration is open to RVH and non-RVH staff and physicians.

    • Custom Simulation Course Offering

      • Custom courses can be created for groups of (4 – 8 people) and sessions generally run between two to four hours in length. Each course is tailored to meet the educational goals of the participants

      • External group sessions are $300/hr.

      • For all inquiries/ bookings please contact Lesley Craig at