We have compiled below a list of educational and simulation-based resources for health care professionals who are caring for patients in the COVID-19 context.
If anyone has additional resources to share, please forward these to diane.weidner [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Covid-19%20simulation%20resources) .
Simulation Canada has compiled a long list of resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include simulations and strategies to prepare and test systems and to educate health care providers and students on how to prepare and protect themselves. https://www.sim-one.ca/community/news/covid-19-simulations
Laerdal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Complimentary simulation scenarios, safety procedures, and checklists for healthcare providers.
COVID-19 Ventilator Reskilling
In collaboration with Area9 Lyceum, CAE Healthcare has released this adaptive learning course.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) training: Simulation exercise
Source: World Health Organization
JGH Emergency Medicine Simulation: COVID-19 Pandemic Preparation
Source: Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
Considerations for the Unstable COVID patient in the ED, Pocket Guideline regarding Airway Management in COVID-19 patients, Hypoxic COVID patient + Code Blue (videos and presentations)
Personal Protective Equipment at the MUHC
Source: McGill University Health Centre, March 22, 2020
This presentation explains the principles of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when evaluating a patient with suspected or confirmed COVID 19 and the steps to don and doff PPE.
Précautions Contact+Gouttelettes+Aériennes | Contact+Droplet+Airborne Precautions
MUHC staff clinical training video
Source: McGill University Health Centre, January 20, 2020
PPE Donning and Doffing
Source: University of Texas Medical Branch, Feb. 24, 2020
Quebec Government CIUSSS training videos for clinical staff
- Putting on full personal protective equipment (PPE) with N95 mask and face shield https://vimeo.com/398535981/adcb7f7f49
- Removing personal protective equipment (PPE) with N95 mask and face shield https://vimeo.com/398537281/ff760359c1
- Procedure for management of airways (intubation) – Suspected or positive COVID-19 cases https://vimeo.com/400013828/f466191538
COVID-19 Case – Patient requiring Anesthesia
Source: Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, University of Colorado
This case was designed during the January 2020 COVID-19 outbreak in order to assess and improve team preparedness for safety and effectively caring for a critically ill coronavirus patient who requires anesthesia
Source: Interactive Health International Ltd.
In support of medical education worldwide, Interactive Health International Ltd. has released their online education platform, CyberPatient, free of charge to all students around the globe until the COVID-19 crisis is resolved.
The New England Journal of Medicine has a comprehensive collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary. https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus?query=main_nav_lg
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"
This is an excellent article with graphics that clearly explain the need for social distancing.
Source: Washington Post, March 14, 2020 author Harry Stevens