All proceeds are donated to McMaster University
Did you know you can now download FREE GridlockED lesson plans that drive home various teaching points for your trainees?
Check it out at our
EM Sim Cases blog post.
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This game was co-designed with emergency medicine faculty and medical students. The goal was to create a game that could allow future doctors to learn systems approaches to patient management in a safe, low stakes environment.
Play together to save patients.
In GridlockED, players work together to treat and prioritize patients. This fosters collaboration and communication skills.
Make low stakes mistakes.
This game allows players to grasp what a real emergency department (ED) is like, without the life-or-death stakes.
GridlockED has been featured in the following news outlets:
The GridlockED paper
is now published in the journal
Want to find out more about the game? We have created a video about the game process. Simply click on the video to find out more.
What's in the game box?
- Game board
- Provider pawns & decal stickers
- Patient Cards / Event Cards
- 2 circular markers (Hour/Safety)
- Dry erase markers
- 1 die (6 sided)
- Instruction Sheet
What's not in the box?
- wipes for the cards (needed for after the dry erase marks. Paper Napkins will work well.)
- Expansion packs
Year that development began
CAEP Top Innovation Award
ICRE Top 5
What Works Abstracts
Game Available on Sale
& University of Colorado
2018 Day in Faculty Development
2018 Canadian Conference in Medical Education (Halifax)
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237 Barton St. E.,
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