Dr. Pete Wauthy explains the functionality of “SimMan 3G” – part of the SIM lab at Abbotsford Regional Hospital – to then Mission councillor (now mayor) Pam Alexis during the lab’s official opening in April. (File photo)

Dr. Pete Wauthy explains the functionality of “SimMan 3G” – part of the SIM lab at Abbotsford Regional Hospital – to then Mission councillor (now mayor) Pam Alexis during the lab’s official opening in April. (File photo)

SIM lab at Abbotsford hospital holds open house

State-of-the-art educational centre opened in April

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is holding an open house on Thursday, Nov. 22 of the new SIM lab at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Abbotsford Regional Centre for Health Education and Simulation – SIM lab for short – opened in April 2018.

It is a state-of-the-art regional education centre that provides advanced supplementary training for medical staff to help ensure that communities in the Fraser Valley continue to receive top-level medical care.

At the open house, the public can test their CPR skills on high-tech training mannequins (this is not a CPR certification course), and get hands-on experience with lifesaving naloxone kits, along with tours of the full SIM lab.The event is free, but donations to support the SIM lab can be made.

Contact the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation at info@fvhcf.ca or 1-877-661-0314 for more information or to RSVP.

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