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Veteran Affairs Healthcare

Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare stands as a cornerstone of support for our nation's veterans, offering comprehensive medical services tailored to their unique needs. One transformative aspect enhancing the quality of care within the Veteran Affairs system is the integration of medical simulation.

This innovative approach allows healthcare professionals to hone their skills in a risk-free and controlled environment that replicates real-world scenarios. By immersing practitioners in lifelike simulations, Veteran Affairs Healthcare ensures that medical professionals are adept at handling diverse and complex situations, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes.

Medical simulation not only fosters continuous learning but also empowers caregivers to refine their expertise, adapt to evolving medical technologies, and deliver the highest standard of care to our deserving veterans.

Innovative solutions advancing healthcare within the VA System

SimMan® 3G PLUS

An immersive training simulator created for emergency care medicine, SimMan 3G PLUS was designed to simulate clinical conditions with a variety of physiological responses to help train students and critical care teams in the management of critically ill patients with life-threatening medical conditions such as sepsis, heart failure, or acute respiratory distress.

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SimMan® Critical Care

Meet the evolving demands of VA healthcare education with our new simulator, SimMan Critical Care. Designed to be used from basic assessment to advanced practice, this simulator is a great option for Out of OR Airway Management (OORAM).

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SimMan® ALS

Provides a mobile, durable solution that will meet the training needs of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency care providers - from basic assessment to advanced lifesupport skills. This can be used for VA REdi Programs.

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Nursing Anne Simulator

A modular platform consisting of a variety of accessories and interchangeable parts that facilitate a variety of simulated patients and provide unique training opportunities. From basic assessment to advanced practice, Nursing Anne Simulator is the perfect solution for VA healthcare needs.

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SonoSim delivers high-quality, realistic results with standardized ultrasound education and real patient pathology.

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Bridging the gab between simulation and real patient monitors, VitalsBridge4 is a solution that can be used in an emergency VitalsBridge4 room or critical care unit.



vrClinicals for Nursing

Achieve the clinical outcomes you need with virtual reality. Save time and resources on multiple patient simulation setup! vrClinicals gives you flexibility and simplifies the preparation and facilitation of the engaging clinical experiences your students need, enabling you to free up resources and achieve higher throughput.

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Improve decision-making skills in a realistic, immersive learning environment by incorporating multi-modality simulation with VR. Developed by clinical experts for clinicians and educators, SimX immerses learners in a unique, virtual experience. Students, instructors, and observers can work simultaneously around the same virtual patients, from any location. The platform includes over 270 scenarios, along with the ability to tailor cases to organizations’ individual training needs.

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Are you a simulationist within the VA seeking valuable resources to enhance your impact? If yes, explore webinars tailored specifically for VA simulationists.

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The Healthcare Standards of Best Practice

Healthcare standards of best practice encompass a set of guidelines and protocols designed to ensure the delivery of high-quality and effective healthcare services.

The Standards include:

  • Professional Development
  • Prebriefing
  • Simulation Design
  • Facilitation
  • Debriefing
  • Operations
  • Outcomes & Objectices
  • Professional Integrity
  • Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education
  • Evaluation of Learning and Performance

VHA National Center for Patient Safety

The National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) promotes best practices for safe patient care and optimal patient care utilization throughout the organization.

The organization provides a comprehensive business case for patient safety initiatives within the VA. They outline the rationale, benefits, and strategies for implementing patient safety programs, emphasizing the importance of such initiatives in improving healthcare outcomes for veterans.

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