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Kongsberg Gallium supports the next frontier of medical education

Congratulations to Kongsberg Gallium on the success of their 4th annual workplace campaign.

Funds raised will help purchase a SimJunior mannequin for The Ottawa Hospital Skills and Simulation Centre. This advanced patient simulator provides endless scenarios from which residents learn to apply critical thinking during emergency situations. SimJunior can speak and respond with accurate vital signs to the medications and treatments that the health care team provides.

“From medical students learning new skills, to seasoned surgeons developing leading-edge techniques, the Skills and Simulation Centre is a crucial component of 21st century health care,” said Dr. Viren Naik, Director of the Centre.  

Although our training centre is the largest of its kind in Canada and The Ottawa Hospital is considered a leader in simulation-based education, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is currently raising funds to expand the centre and equip it with additional learning tools.

By doing so, we would:

  • Increase the number of health care practitioners who benefit from this state-of-the-art training from 6,000 a year to 25,000
  • Increase operating room simulations from 16 a week to 16 a day
  • Increase the available hours for highly specialized clinicians to develop, test and practice new procedures and protocols, and the list goes on.

Thank you Kongsberg Gallium employees for your generous support and for understanding the importance that simulation-based training has on the future of health care.

For more information on the Skills and Simulation Centre click here.


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