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Ornge wins 2016 CAEP Simulation Olympiad


Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance, was the winner of the 2016 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Simulation Olympiad between eight teams from across Canada


Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance, was the winner of the 2016 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Simulation Olympiad between eight teams from across Canada

Ornge, June 06, 2016 - MISSISSAUGA, ON – Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, took first place at the 2016 Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Simulation Olympiad.

This is the first time Ornge has participated in the competition. The team consisted of two Ornge Critical Care Flight Paramedics and two Physicians.

“I was extremely proud to see the Ornge team succeed,” says Dr. Andrew McCallum, President and CEOof Ornge.

“It is nice to see the skills of Ornge staff on such public display, and this competition provided a glimpse into the outstanding care our crews provide for Ontario patients every day.”

There were eight teams from across Canada comprised of emergency medicine residents and allied health professionals from medical schools across Canada. Through three rounds, the Ornge crew faced stiff competition. At each stage they excelled, and the medical audience particularly appreciated their airway management checklist and superb crew resource management. In the final, the team managed a tough paediatric immersion hypothermia scenario beating a skilled team from the University of Alberta.

Ornge will defend the CAEP Simulation Olympiad Championship in 2017 in Whistler, British Columbia.

About Ornge: Ornge, a not-for-profit organization, co-ordinates all aspects of Ontario’s air ambulance system, the critical care land transport program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals.


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