Mills Memorial Hospital Northern Clinical Simulation Program

  • Fort St. John Hospital Northern Clinical Simulation Program Simulation Room 2

Northern Clinical Simulation is a partnership between Northern Health, the School of Nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia, and the Northern Medical Program. Our goal is to support educators with the development and integration of clinical simulation into healthcare education.

What is clinical simulation?

Clinical simulation uses life-sized, anatomically correct human models (see chart below) to provide realistic training for student nurses, staff nurses, medical students, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The simulators can be used with real medical equipment, allowing practice with burns, labour and delivery, resuscitation and advanced life support, heart attacks, and more — all without risk to patients.

Who can use the simulators?

Our centres, simulators, task trainers, and staff are available to non-Northern Health users for an hourly fee.

Where is clinical simulation offered?

Northern Health’s four Simulation Centres (Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Fort St. John)

What kind of training we provide at our centre?

  • Interdisciplinary team training
  • Emergency cardiac patient assessment and treatment
  • Critical thinking
  • Team interaction and communication
  • Adherence to algorithms
  • Teaching and testing of advanced cardiac life support guidelines
  • Patient assessment and management
  • Teaching and testing of neonatal resuscitation program guidelines
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)