Earlier this year Fort St. John Hospital received a new piece of training equipment, thanks to the generosity of TB Vets donors. The SimBaby™ is a pediatric simulator that is extremely valuable in healthcare training for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical professionals.
Fort St. John Hospital provides healthcare services to over 32,000 residents. The area has a high birth rate, with over 650 births per year, making pediatric care training a high priority for the hospital.
Simulation-based learning will support local staff to be better prepared to care for critical and non-critical pediatric patients in the community. Healthcare professionals trained using clinical simulation education greatly benefit from the realism of a high-fidelity simulator.
“At TB Vets we know we can make a profound difference by supporting healthcare education with priority equipment such as the SimBaby™ we provided to Fort St. John Hospital”, says Kandys Merola, CEO of TB Vets. “The SimBaby™ allows healthcare professionals to get needed hands-on and realistic training that will allow more patients to be treated in Fort St. John.”
The TB Vets-funded equipment will reside at Fort St. John Hospital and be available for travel with a nurse or physician team to rural sites in the North East region. It will be used in every advanced pediatric care certification course, as well as in the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program.