Discover Digital Nursing Learning Solutions from
B.C. Institute of Technology and Elevate Healthcare (Formerly CAE Healthcare)

Presented by: Kathy Kennedy MSN, Michelle Kearns, MSEd & Rob Paquin RN, MSc & CAE Healthcare
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Learn about British Columbia Institute of Technology and CAE Healthcare’s digital clinical learning solutions for nurse education and training.
  • Recorded: Jan. 13th, 2022
  • Access: 60 Days, Anytime Anywhere
  • Certificate: Completion But No CE*
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

Join Elevate Healthcare (formerly CAE Healthcare) representatives and Michelle Kearns as they talk about an innovative partnership between the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and CAE to create a wide range of digital learning solutions for many levels of nursing students. Each course features a virtual simulation targeting specific medical assessments and treatments, including gastrointestinal bleeds, cerebral vascular accidents, sepsis, post-partum complications, COVID-specific patients and more. Each course is available on-demand, encouraging learning at all paces.

Additional Presenter: Michelle Kearns, Virtual Pulse Product Development Team Lead, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learning Objectives:Learn about the clinical digital learning solutions for nursing from CAE Healthcare and BCIT.
  2. Understand the different types of courses offered and the level of experience needed.
  3. Identify how to order clinical digital learning solutions.

Meet the Primary Presenters:

Amar Patel DHSc, MS, NRP, CHSE, FSSH

Chief Learning Officer - CAE Healthcare
Amar Patel is a clinician, researcher, and renowned educator with a Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services Education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He currently serves as chief learning officer at CAE Healthcare.

Founder and past chair of the North Carolina Simulation Collaborative, Dr. Patel is a simulation expert and much-published key opinion leader with 60+ abstracts, articles and textbook chapter publications to date. With a professional history that includes stints as a firefighter, paramedic, educator, researcher, and curriculum developer. Dr. Patel maintains over 17 certifications and is currently involved in several healthcare quality committees.
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Disclosures: Amar Patel is employed by CAE.

Meet the Presenters:

Heidi Fedak, MS

Manager, Creative Marketing and Communications at CAE Healthcare - CAE Healthcare
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- Skilled professional focused on story-telling, social media, marketing, media relations, crisis communications, advertising, event planning and sponsorship
- Strategic thinker adept at defining, pursuing and achieving short- and long-range objectives
- Tactical leader who establishes trust, builds support and fosters team work
- Hands-on communicator who works well under pressure
- Adroit writer with experience in a wide range of communications styles and genres, from news stories and marketing campaigns to social posts and advertising copy
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Disclosures: Heidi Fedak is employed by CAE.

Michelle Kearns, MSEd, PMP, CHSE

Manager, Simulation & Experiential Learning - British Columbia Institute of Technology
Michelle Kearns is the Manager of Simulation and Experiential Learning for the School of Health Sciences at BCIT. She has been working in the field of education and training for over 30 years and has expertise in facilitation, instructional technology/design, immersive learning development, strategic planning and project management. Her passion is with designing, developing and facilitating simulations, games and experiential learning activities. Michelle is currently a co-lead and one of the original developers of the Virtual Pulse product.
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Disclosures: Michelle works with the core development team for the Virtual Pulse Platform which has a for profit entity component.

Kathy Kennedy MSN, RN

Co – Creator Virtual Pulse & Associate Dean, Specialty Nursing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology
Kathy Kennedy is the Associate Dean for Specialty Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. With over 25 years of education and clinical experience, Kathy developed a passion for a variety of simulation deliveries to enhance the learner experience and better prepare them for the challenges of the clinical environment. Kathy’s interest in simulation led to the original development of the Virtual PulseTM application. She continues to advance this application as a co- lead of the Virtual Pulse product.
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Disclosures: Kathy works with the core development team for the Virtual Pulse Platform which has a for profit entity component.

Rob Paquin RN, MSc

Virtual Simulation Program Lead and Virtual Pulse Project Manager
Rob leads the Virtual Simulation Program at BCIT’s School of Health Sciences. His background encompasses clinical work as a paramedic and emergency nurse, emergency nurse education, simulation education, and research. Rob is presently undertaking a PhD at King’s College London, focusing on healthcare systems and education delivery. 
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Disclosures: Rob is a member of the core team developing the Virtual Pulse Platform which has a for profit entity component.

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