Exciting Milestone: London Health Sciences Centre Takes a Bold Leap with First In-Situ Surgical Crisis Simulation! 

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We are thrilled to share a groundbreaking moment at the London Health Sciences Centre that promises to revolutionize our approach to patient care and safety. In a historic first, we have successfully conducted an in-situ surgical crisis simulation right on our hospital ward, forging a powerful alliance between our dedicated nursing team, Thoracic Surgery experts, and our indispensable porter services. This innovative initiative was made possible with the unwavering support of our hospital leadership.

Meet the Pioneers: This remarkable simulation was piloted by a team of exceptional professionals at London Health Sciences Centre and Western University.  Their dedication and expertise have been instrumental in making this initiative a reality. 

Debra Lewis (Thoracic Surgery Education Administrator)

Allison McLachlin (Thoracic Surgery Nursing Educator)

Dr. Richard Malthaner (Chair/Chief, Thoracic Surgery)

Dr. Mehdi Qiabi (Director of Thoracic Simulation) 

Collaborative Effort: This milestone was achieved through the exceptional collaboration of various departments within the London Health Sciences Centre. We'd like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our nursing team, the skilled Thoracic Surgery professionals, and our efficient porter services for coming together to make this event a resounding success.

A Learning Opportunity: But that's not all; we're not resting on our laurels! We're excited to announce that this unique initiative will become a recurrent learning opportunity for our surgical trainees and dedicated nurses. The feedback we've received from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, reinforcing our commitment to continuous improvement and patient safety.

Identifying Latent Safety Threats: Through this innovative in-situ simulation, we were able to identify latent safety threats that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. This invaluable insight will contribute to better patient care and safer surgical practices in the future.

The Future of Healthcare: The London Health Sciences Centre is committed to pushing the boundaries of healthcare innovation. We are proud to be at the forefront of creating safer, more effective healthcare practices that benefit our patients, staff, and the entire medical community.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the envelope of healthcare excellence. Together, we can create a safer and healthier world for all!