Our goal is to equip health care professionals with the knowledge, tools and confidence they need to provide the best critical care possible.

We offer the following courses:

Simulation Educator Training (SET) course
For educators who want to integrate simulation into their teaching, training and professional development programs. The course focuses on how to raise traditional didactic teaching methods to a more interactive level, incorporating the use of simulation and technology.

Acute Critical Events Simulation (ACES) course
Designed for a broad range of specialist physicians (including family physicians) who manage critically ill patients in Canada and abroad. The course provides approach strategies and teaches the practical skills required for the acute resuscitation of critically ill patients. It also gives an introduction to the concepts of crisis resource management.

ACES is an accredited Section 1 and 3 learning activity as defined by the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program.

Critical Care Response Team (CCRT) course — adult or pediatric
For nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists with experience in critical care who are interested in becoming part of a rapid response or medical emergency team. The course provides the framework and skills for dealing with critical-care situations for both adult and pediatric populations, including primary assessment and rapid triage decision-making, among other skills.

Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course
Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) is a two-day simulation-based course that has been endorsed by the Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) as equivalent to ATLS for the pediatric population. It is designed for health care providers in Canada and abroad who manage pediatric trauma patients, with a focus on the roles of team leader and team members.

The TRIK course is suitable for emergency physicians, pediatricians, general surgeons, pediatric surgeons, family physicians, critical care physicians, emergency nurses and respiratory therapists. It is an accredited Section 3 learning activity as defined by the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program.

Contact us
Practice, Performance and Innovation Unit (PPI)
c/o Education Coordinator
Telephone: 613-730-6275; toll-free 1-800-668-3740 ext. 275