Innovation Happens Here.

On Wednesday, June 5th, Dr. Shawn Segeren and the Dynamic Simulation team held their third Emergency Medicine Procedural Skills Day in the Don Patterson Learning Centre at CKHA, made possible thanks to a strong partnership with Scotiabank. A total of 20 local physicians participated throughout the day!

Since 2020, Dr. Segeren’s Dynamic Simulation Program has been providing our hospital’s local frontline staff with the opportunity to practice critical care scenarios using realistic situations and equipment, using innovation to improve patient care and
outcomes during high-pressure situations.

On Wednesday, the 20 CKHA Emergency Department (ED) physicians in attendance had the invaluable opportunity to practice high-acuity low occurrence (HALO) procedures, including:

  • Pericardiocentesis: Draining fluid from around the heart in a crashing patient.
  • SALAD “Dirty Airway” Intubation: Managing a massive upper GI bleed situation.
  • Awake Intubation: Ensuring airway safety in complex scenarios.
  • OB/Delivery Emergencies: Reviewing the management of post-partum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and more.

These critical skills are vital for CKHA’s ED team, and Dr. Segeren and the Dynamic Simulation team are proud to continue to provide this hands-on training to ensure the best possible care to patients from across Chatham-Kent. A special thank you to Dr. Epp, Dr. Sutherland, and Dr. Federman for leading three of the four stations!

Lastly, both the Foundation and the Dynamic Simulation team would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Scotiabank for their generous donation and ongoing support, which made this event s possible, in addition to a wide variety of other SIMs and skills session held at CKHA over the past 12 months.

Thanks to the ongoing generosity and support of community organizations like Scotiabank, and community members like you, innovation continues to happen right here at our hospital.