/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - Can you suture like a surgeon? Or deftly insert an IV needle like a nurse? Find out at the grand opening of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada Pediatric Simulation Centre/

MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to the grand opening of the Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada's Pediatric Simulation Centre. You'll be able to try your hand at stitching up a wound and inserting a needle intravenously at the new high-tech multi-professional medical training facility.

Improving quality of care and patient safety

Our pediatric simulation centre, equipped with the latest simulation technologies, is the only such unit in the network of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. It is a teaching facility where all health care professionals including surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and other allied health care professionals can learn new skills or enhance their existing skills in a controlled environment. Everything, from immediate response when a child stops breathing to complex and challenging surgical techniques, can be practiced before being attempted on a young child. Many simulations also promote the importance of team work and effective communication.


Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m.


Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada

2nd floor

1003 Décarie Blvd.

Free parking available and entrance to hospital on P3A 100 (follow the signs for the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada)


More formal background information will be followed by a media tour of the simulation centre and a chance for the media to test their medical skills.


SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children

For further information: Lisa Dutton, Shout! Communications, 514-264-6514, lisa@communicationsshout.ca; Emmanuelle Rondeau, Communications & Marketing Manager Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada, 514-282-6990, erondeau@shrinenet.org


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