With integrated solutions and expert consultancy from Noldus, Toronto’s George Brown Centre for Health Sciences created a modern simulated learning environment that allows trainees an opportunity to put theory into practice in a safe and controlled environment. By combining innovative technology, a state-of-the-art facility, and highly experienced faculty, George Brown College students are exposed to the best the industry has to offer.
Simulation Centre, Toronto, Canada
Noldus Information Technology enriched this Simulation Centre with all their latest innovations: Viso™, TrackLab™, and The Observer® XT including advanced analysis, multiple video recording, and physiological data integration.
Focus on what really matters
Viso is the multi-room, multi-video recording tool that allows George Brown faculty to focus on what really matters: providing students with feedback on their skills and practices. The interprofessional approach they follow is supported by technology from Noldus. For example, nursing and dental faculty work together to develop emergency scenarios in order to assist dental hygiene students in providing care to a client who may develop chest pain or shortness of breath. With HD video recordings that can be viewed over and over again, interprofessional learning is lifted to the next level. Two large medical simulation rooms equipped with Ubisense sensors and analyzed by TrackLab software from Noldus will track staff when they carry out activities in the rooms. Analysis will provide valuable insight in spatial behavior of professionals. Ubisense tracking technology is so powerful that it analyzes behavior through curtains and around hospital beds, with an accuracy to within 30 cm.
Prepare trainees for future placement and work opportunities
Within the Simulation Centre, trainees will work through a wide range of scenarios in various healthcare settings or the home environment. From developing therapeutic communication skills, to caring for complex critically ill infants and adults, these scenarios will help prepare trainees for future placement and work opportunities. Noldus’ The Observer XT software, used by over 20,000 professionals around the world, facilitates research ambitions at George Brown College to keep faculty innovating and advance practical learning. With the professional research software from Noldus and the power of integration (video, audio, and physiology), George Brown College will stay at the forefront of medical training. No other college in Ontario exposes as many students to as many simulated learning experiences during an academic year as does George Brown College.