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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

for Simulation Programs


Re-Opening of Facilities 

SimGHOSTS Simulation Facility Re-opening Guide

Remote Delivery of Simulation/Learning

Preparing and responding to 2019 novel coronavirus with simulation and technology-enhanced learning for healthcare professionals: Challenges and opportunities in China. A must-read editorial published in BMJ STEL

Rapid Transition to Online Learning Roadmap answers the question "If a teacher had just one hour to prepare to teach remotely, what are the most essential things she would need to know and do?"

Prepare for virtual simulations or supplement online learning by enrolling in existing free/low cost Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through platforms such as EDX or Coursera

US and UK-based organizations may be eligible for a free 60-day trial of Oxford Medical Simulation's OMS Distance package.

GIGXR are offering free HoloPatient: COVID-19 app for Hololens2. 

Rosh Review are offering free access to their remote learning products until April 30th for the following programs:

  • Clerkships - Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.
  • Nurse Practitioner Programs - AGACNP, ENP, FNP
  • PA Programs - Didactic Year Students, Clinical Year Students
  • Residencies - Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.


Free Practical Clinical Skill screen-based simulations.   

Full Code free screen-based simulation cases.


Practical Exercise Without Casualties (PEWC) is a technique based on the military equivalent Tactical Exercise Without Troups. It involves presenting a hypothetical situation and using questions and discussion prompts to simulate an action plan purely through discussion and description. 


Ultrasound online training modules with voice/text narrated video examples free from Ultrasound.Guide.


Ultrasound videos and images for case discussion and use.


Heart and Lung Sounds free from 


Virtual Simulation Recorder free from UbiSim


E-learning resources free from 3D Systems


California Simulation Alliance Scenarios


Simulab are providing free access to the online portion of their Central Venous Catheterization Curriculum for qualifying training programs. 


Coventry University Sim Share is an open site for sharing resources, links and online learning courses. 


VirtualMedSchool is offering free online ABCDE training


Video Conferencing Applications





Microsoft Lync


Some programs describe having breakout room functionality to have all members join a single meeting link and then separate individuals into smaller rooms without cross-talk.

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Webex Breakout sessions (‘Webex Training’)

GoToMeeting Breakout (GoToTraining)



ManyCam (up to four sources streamed over RTMP or on multiple platforms simultaneously. Includes Chroma Key)

Facebook Live


Free COVID-19 Scenarios

VR Multiplayer training cases from SimX

COVID-19 Airway Management Simulation from Life in the Fast Lane

COVID-19 Scenario & Guide for Hospital Preparedness by Simulation Canada

Ambulatory COVID-19 by EM Sim Cases features a moderately unwell patient who presents in an ambulatory care setting. 

In-Situ simulation for emergency department presentation of an acutely unwell patient with suspected COVID-19 by EM Sim Cases. 

Laerdal Manikin or SP scenario for LLEAP or SimPad - scenario addresses systems for infection control, PPE, management of exposure to coronavirus or other high risk communicable respiratory illness. This scenario was developed by: © 2019 EMSIMCASES.COM and the Emergency Medicine Simulation Education Researchers of Canada (EM-SERC) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) Free Virtual simulations on patient safety topics such as sepsis, medical errors, healthcare associated infections, and care teams.  

CAE Suspected COVID-19 Scenario

designed to develop clinical competencies in CDC and WHO approved procedures for suspected coronavirus infection. Compatible with CAE Juno, CAE Ares, CAE Apollo, CAE Lucina, CAE Athena, CAE iStan and similar patient simulators.

COVID-19 Virtual Scenario by Body Interact.

Free Virtual Simulations from Nasco Healthcare.

Free Telehealth COVID-19 Screening Patient from Patient Communication Simulators.


COVID-19 Online Courses

Science matters: Let's talk about COVID-19 free online course by Imperial College London via Coursera 

Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the next pandemic free online course by Harvard University via EDX

Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: Methods for detection, prevention, response and control free online course by World Health Organization. 

About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Health Education England e-learning for Healthcare


Infection Control in the Simulation Facility

Hygiene and Cleaning Procedures for CPR Manikins (Laerdal)

Cross-contamination (of Simulators) by Viruses and Bacteria (Laerdal)

Cross-contamination by Viruses and Bacteria using Medical Devices (Laerdal)

United States EPA list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

UK Resuscitation Council Statements on COVID-19, CPR and Resuscitation

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 - New England Journal of Medicine

Simulation Environment Cleaning Reference Guide by SimGeeks 


Can't find what you are looking for? Try these organizations

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)

Simulation Canada (Sim-One)

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)

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