Acute Critical Events Simulation Online

Self-Study Online

A collection of self-study interactive simulation cases helping you to build proficiency with recognizing and managing acutely ill patients in unexpected medical emergency. These immersive rapid fire cases are structured to mimic expert decision making and focused on implementing practical evidence informed tasks. Authored and peer reviewed by healthcare experts from various specialties and backgrounds, these cases present important self-assessment questions, answers, and evidence based rationale helping you to close best practice knowledge and skill gaps.
Please note: ACES Online was published prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can supplement your learning by visiting the COVID-19 updated Navigating Medical Emergency ebook.


FREE for Fellows of The Royal College, $400 Non-Fellows. Fellows must enter their fellowship ID at checkout to receive the discount. Enroll now!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of these simulated cases learners will be able to:

  1. Distinguish important clinical information to determine best practice interventions required in the early medical management of several different hemodynamic, respiratory, and neurologic patient emergencies.
  2. Describe how crisis resource management principles (e.g. situational awareness, team communication, task allocation) impact the timely recognition and safe management strategy of a critically ill patient.
  3. Recognize and describe key situational factors (e.g. goals of care, co-morbid disease, infection prevention-control, transport) that influence clinical decisions and the medical management of various hemodynamic, respiratory, and neurologic patient emergencies.

Intended Audience

Designed for a broad range of specialists (e.g. internal medicine, emergency medicine) family physicians, and other healthcare professionals, ACES online is best suited for those needing to manage medical emergencies on an infrequent basis. Participants should have some basic requisite resuscitation knowledge (e.g. ACLS, hemodynamic monitoring, invasive and non-invasive ventilation) and have practiced within an acute care setting.

Authors and Disclosures

Cardinal, Pierre Nothing to disclose.
Sarti, Aimee Nothing to disclose.
Piquette, Dominique

Membership on advisory board or speakers bureau:

  • CCCS Board of Directors
  • CCCTG - Board of Directors

Funded grants / Clinical trials:

Johnston, Mary Nothing to disclose.
Witter, Tobias Pfizer - National advisory board - Dexmedetomidine

CME Accreditation

Claim up to 30 minutes of MOC Section 3 credits per case as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, healthcare practitioners participating in the QCHP CME/CPD program may record MOC Section 3 credits as QCHP Category 3 credits.

This two-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 8.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Time Commitment

There are 8 cases in total and each case takes about 30 minutes to complete for a total of 4 hours of study. You do not need to complete all 8 cases in one session. You can logout of the system and return later. Each case provides a certificate of completion.

System Requirements

We have tested the learning environment and cases to function properly on the most up to date version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge on desktop and tablet devices. Tablet devices should have a minimum resolution of 2048 x 1536. While the activity may work properly on other systems not described above we cannot guarantee full functionality.

Price: $400.00
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