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Supporting our community

Our clinical practice primarily supports two intensive care units (ICUs) of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The 11-bed ICU in the Centennial Building at the Victoria General Site mainly serves the needs of general surgery, thoracic surgery, the multi organ transplant program, and otolaryngology, including:

  • head and neck cancer
  • oral surgery
  • urology

We also help support the 13-bed ICU at the Halifax Infirmary, which meets the needs of:

  • orthopaedic surgery
  • acute general surgery
  • trauma program
  • neurosurgery
  • vascular surgery
  • plastic surgery

Clinical simulation technology for safe practice

In addition to the significant amount of experiences and technology our students and residents access through the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the Dartmouth General Hospital, we’re also able to provide the kind of safe practice facility that a budding career in critical care requires.

At the Atlantic Health Simulation Centre, you’ll find state-of-the-art clinical simulation technology designed to help you hone your decision-making and your clinical skills. The facility offers computer-based, life-sized mannequins that double as part-task simulators that can mimic the physiological response of many things—from medication to anesthetic.

The facility itself offers an innovative approach to learning. Not only can it be configured to resemble different environments—emergency rooms, operating rooms and intensive care units—it also has space for courses and workshops.