Virtual Game Preview



CAN-Sim is proud to provide access to our Virtual Simulation Games for Pre-simulation Preparation Series.  These short VSGs were developed by Ontario nurse educators which align with full in-person peer-reviewed scenarios.  All resources can be accessed via the links below. French language games are in final development stages and will be available upon request.

 


Topic: Care of the elderly patient – Urosepsis

Description: Elderly patient transferred from the ER department with 2 day history of increasing confusion and agitation.  Mr. Sarazin has a urinary catheter insitu to treat urinary retention from an enlarged prostate.  The patient requires assessment and treatment with possible transfer to a critical care unit as his condition deteriorates. 

Prerequisite learner competencies include: 

  • Care of the patient with UTI/urosepsis
  • Pharmacology of antibiotics
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Care of the patient with delirium
  • Pathophysiology, risk factors, and treatment of UTI/urosepsis

Virtual Simulation Game (VSG): Click here  (English)

In-person scenario: Click here

Pre-simulation Preparation Learner Package: Click here

Learning Outcomes Rubric: Click here

Suggested Audience: Nursing (Medical-Surgical)

Access: Free

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Topic: Care of the patient (adult) experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis

Description: Willow Rosenberg is a 23 year old female who was recently transferred from the Emergency Department.  She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 8 years ago and manages her illness using an insulin pump.  Willow has a good understanding of her disease and has been managing fairly well until her recent illness.  For the past 72 hours, she developed increasingly severe diffuse abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and decreased appetite for 4 days.  She stopped her insulin pump 48 hours ago due to the anorexia and vomiting.  Willow was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis and treatment began in the ER.  She was stabilized and transferred to the medical unit.  She currently has an IV insulin drip infusing. 

Prerequisite learner competencies include: 

  • pathophysiology, etiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations of diabetic ketoacidosis
  • diagnostic sampling
  • therapeutic communication
  • principles of teamwork and collaboration
  • dimensions for patient centred care
  • oxygen therapy
  • medication administration

Virtual Simulation Game (VSG): Click here  (English)

In-person scenario (Note: slightly modified from game version): Click here

In-Person Scenario Pre-simulation Preparation Learner Package: Click here

Learning Outcomes Rubric: Click here

Suggested Audience: Nursing (Adult Medical-Surgical)

Access: Free


Topic: Care of the adult experiencing respiratory distress

Description: The patient is a 67 year old female admitted to an orthopedic unit who is post-op day 3 following a right total hip arthropasty (RTHA).  She was diagnosed post-op day 2 with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her right calf.  A heparin drip protocol was initiated and is infusing well.  The patient has a history of a previous anterior myocardial infarction (MI) 12 months ago treated with the placement of two cardiac stents.  Vital signs have been stable overnight.  Learners are expected to perform a baseline assessment where appropriate respond to abnormal assessment findings.

Prerequisite learner competencies include: 

  • Pathophysiology, risk factors, and treatment of  respiratory distress
  • Administration and titration of medication
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Recognizing a change in patient status
  • Communication with acutely ill, anxious patient/family
  • Principles of teamwork and collaboration

Virtual Simulation Game (VSG): Click here  (English)

In-person scenario (Note: slightly modified from game version): Click here

In-Person Scenario Pre-simulation Preparation Learner Package: Click here

Learning Outcomes Rubric: Click here

Suggested Audience: Nursing (Adult Medical-Surgical)

Access: Free


Coming Soon

De-escalation of the Angry Patient