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RBC Foundation makes significant contribution to support healthcare education in the North

JUN 6, 2018

RBC Foundation makes significant contribution to support healthcare education in the North

RBC representatives, Sean Kehler and Tim Carmack presented a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation that will be directed to the Northern Clinical Simulation Program at UHNBC.

In 2012, the Northern Clinical Simulation Program represented a collaboration between Northern Health, UNBC School of Nursing and the UBC Northern Medical Program. Today the program brings leading edge
technology to northern BC to enrich the education and skills for clinical staff, physicians, and medical students in many disciplines. Clinical simulation combines state of the art robotic patient simulators with operating and debriefing technologies to enable a safe environment for learning and skills development.

To do this a broad range of simulators from birthing, newborns, pediatric, maternal adult and task trainers are required over and above typical equipment found in most areas of the hospital. Over the years much
of this equipment has been heavily used throughout the region and is in need of replacement and newer and more advanced models have become available. Additional equipment to enhance the educational value is always being sourced as well. Funding provided by RBC Foundation will be put towards funding a new, state of the art infant, known as SimBaby.

“This is a program that isn’t fully understood and in many ways the value and impact isn’t fully appreciated beyond the centre itself.” said Judy Neiser, CEO Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “Knowing that
students and current healthcare professionals from many disciplines in the healthcare system and in the community can experience first hand clinical situations in advance of real life occurrences allows skills to build, and best practices to be formed long before they are ever in a real life situation. It truly is an advanced way to learn and we are happy to work with the Northern Clinical Simulation and RBC Foundation to collaborate on this significant donation.”

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