CAE Healthcare announced today a five-year expansion of its partnership with Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine healthcare simulation training centre, which is called the Centre d’apprentissage des attitudes et habiletés cliniques (CAAHC). CAE will continue to operate the training centre as well as develop technology, educational tools and programs related to medical simulation.
Under the agreement, CAE Healthcare will continue to provide training centre operations services and instructors. CAE Healthcare and CAAHC will continue to deliver structured healthcare educational programs to the Faculty of Medicine’s students, to offer courses such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) to the community of practice and create innovative medical simulation solutions. The healthcare simulation training centre will serve as a research laboratory to improve patient safety.
“We are pleased to partner with CAAHC, a centre that has already given substantive results as we train more than 1,000 students at the centre every month,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. “Our partnership with Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine allows us to transfer our expertise in training from the aviation domain to the healthcare domain. Our work at the CAAHC allows us to develop and apply methods of simulation training that help professionals to learn and adapt within a rapidly changing healthcare environment.”
“The Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine is proud of the work done at the CAAHC simulation centre. Our partnership with CAE and its expertise in simulation have enabled us to refine our training tools in order to better prepare our medicine students to their future reality as healthcare professionals in Quebec. We want to continue providing our future doctors with this invaluable experience,’’ said Hélène Boisjoly, Dean of Medicine at Université de Montréal.
CAE Healthcare and the CAAHC first entered into a partnership in 2009. They received accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and collaboratively developed a simulation-based medical school curriculum to meet accreditation standards and objectives.
About the CAAHC
The CAAHC is one of the largest simulation-based healthcare training centres in North America, and is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With 16,000 square feet dedicated to simulation activity, the centre receives more than 1,000 visits per month from medical students and healthcare practitioners. The centre has 15 hospital and examination rooms and an operating room. Each room is equipped to simulate scenarios ranging from history taking to crisis management to emergency surgical procedures in the operating room.
Learn more about the University of Montreal CAAHC at www.caahc.org.
About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare’s full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and
imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and centre management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 8,000 CAE Healthcare simulators are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities. www.caehealthcare.com
CAE is a global leader in providing comprehensive training solutions based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company employs 8,000 people at more than 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries. Our vision is to be our customers’ Partner of Choice and we take a long-term approach to customer relationships. We offer our civil aviation and defence and security customers a complete range of highly innovative product, service and training centre solutions designed to help them meet their mission critical needs for safety, efficiency and readiness. We provide similar solutions to customers in healthcare and mining. CAE has the largest installed base of civil and military flight simulators, supported by a range of after-sales services, and has been serving the needs of its customers for nearly 70 years. We have the broadest training services network in the world and offer civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in 67 locations worldwide and train more than 120,000 civil and military crewmembers annually. www.cae.com
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