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This is EPIC: Simulation Education with Patient Actors to Improve Care

Simulation education, using standardized patient actors, is a unique way to provide education in health care settings to practicing clinicians. It is an opportunity to practice assessment skills and critical thinking in a safe environment that mimics the patient care setting. Our team implemented this concept at a hospital in Toronto, with a focus on researching the outcomes of a simulation intervention for nurses who care for patients receiving epidural analgesia for pain management after surgery. This photograph depicts the real-to-life patient care environment that was created for this study.
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Health Sciences
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Community collaborations
[Nursing researcher engages in a patient-care simulation]
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Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Health, Wellness and the Determinants of Human Health
Patient-Oriented Research, Transformative Health Care and Health Promotion
Analytics, Healthcare and Promotion across Populations and Cultures
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Education and Research Centre, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
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Monakshi Sawhney
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Faculty, School of Nursing