Learning objectives

A ressource that meets Quebec’s needs

This project’s primary objective is to provide pedagogical material for HFCS in order to make up for the shortage of resources specifically adapted to the situation in Quebec. This site offers ready-to-use high-fidelity clinical simulations (HFCS), as well as information on how to apply the simulation method, for teachers and students in the Quebec college network.

Recreate reality to develop competencies

In healthcare, HFCS pedagogy allows clinical situations to be recreated realistically using programmable simulation mannequins. Simulation mannequins are lifelike and, like humans, have the capacity to speak and react by displaying highly realistic physiological signs and symptoms.

The scenarios allow students to apply their acquired knowledge in clinical representations of patients and settings. This allows them to experience learning situations that are atypical, uncommon or unavailable in the clinical internships or at high risk to the patient.

The systematic combination of action (simulation) and reflection (debriefing) fosters the integration of learning and allows all students to experience the same situations, which makes HFCS a method that standardizes learning. This puts students in a position to succeed and makes them better suited for employment.

The scenarios, which are developed in English and French, are supplemented by complementary pedagogical material: videos, digital patient files, companion formative guides, etc. All these materials are accessible on the website by restricted teacher access.


  • 01QE: To intervene with hospitalized adults and elderly requiring medical / surgical nursing.
  • 01QH: To intervene with clients requiring nursing care in a perinatal setting.
  • 01QJ: To intervene with children and adolescents requiring nursing care.

Elements of competencies:

  1. To seek information in order to ensure continuity of care.
  2. To perform initial client assessment or to assess the client’s progress.
  3. To ensure clinical monitoring.
  4. To outline the nursing problem.
  5. To develop a therapeutic nursing plan.
  6. To plan the execution of the therapeutic nursing plan.
  7. To implement interventions.
  8. To provide medical and nursing care and treatments.
  9. To assist the person with activities of daily living.
  10. To provide information, advice or teaching.
  11. To administer medications.
  12. To evaluate nursing interventions and outcomes.
  13. To ensure continuity of care and follow-up.