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Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre

Allan Waters simulation centre

Much like the aviation industry uses flight simulators to train pilots, health care professionals use patient simulators to learn first-hand how to care for patients and respond to critical situations in a controlled safe environment. Health care simulation involves a range of activities that share a similar purpose: to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services. Simulation is useful for patient safety, since patients do not need to be involved in the training.

St. Michael's Hospital was a pioneer in simulation, opening Canada's second simulation centre in 1996.

In 2011 the simulation centre moved from its one-room location in the hospital to a four-room facility in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute across the street. It was renamed the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre and is the newest and most advanced hospital simulation centre in Canada.

The centre provides simulated realistic learning opportunities to prepare students, allied health care professionals, researchers, physicians and surgeons for actual patient care situations that could occur in the emergency/trauma, operating room or inpatient ward environments. It is also an ideal resource for developing educational curriculum and research.

Simulation-based training enables health care teams to improve their teamwork, leadership, clinical judgment and communications skills.

For more information or questions about the simulation centre or to make a booking request email

To speak with a member of the simulation team call 416-864-6060 X 77431

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