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Simulation Training to Advance the Clinical Skills of VHA Staff

The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) is the VHA’s program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA’s SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation’s Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.

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LEADERSHIP

Eric Burns
Division Director

Scott A Wiltz, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Medical Director for Training

Reports to:

NAWCTSD at Team Orlando Reports to NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command

Mary Fakes, RN, MSN
Acting Director Chief Learning Officer, VHA Employee Education System

THE MISSION

The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) works to improve Veteran health care outcomes by establishing VHA as a global leader in health care simulation-based training and research. To accomplish this, SimLEARN offers a variety of courses to health care professionals at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center (NSC) that offer opportunities for VA staff to improve their skills and, more importantly, improve the care provided to our Veterans.

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MOVING FORWARD

OUR PRIORITIES:

  • Advance clinical simulation training, education and research across the Veterans Health Administration

  • Serve as a valuable resource to VHA health care providers and educators on the operational strategies, simulation technologies and training methods needed to address local training priorities

  • Continually develop and implement curricula to address national clinical priorities

  • Provide model operational policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for VHA simulation activities

  • Provide immersive environments to deliver state-of-the-art, train-the-trainer approaches utilizing the most suitable modalities of simulation at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center at Lake Nona, near Orlando, Florida

Simulation Training to Advance the Clinical Skills of VHA Staff

The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) is the VHA’s program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA’s SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation’s Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.

Contact Member

LEADERSHIP

Eric Burns
Division Director

Scott A Wiltz, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Medical Director for Training

Reports to:

NAWCTSD at Team Orlando Reports to NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command

Mary Fakes, RN, MSN
Acting Director Chief Learning Officer, VHA Employee Education System

THE MISSION

The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) works to improve Veteran health care outcomes by establishing VHA as a global leader in health care simulation-based training and research. To accomplish this, SimLEARN offers a variety of courses to health care professionals at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center (NSC) that offer opportunities for VA staff to improve their skills and, more importantly, improve the care provided to our Veterans.

PERSONNEL

0
Total Personnel
0
Federal Civilians

MOVING FORWARD

OUR PRIORITIES:

  • Advance clinical simulation training, education and research across the Veterans Health Administration

  • Serve as a valuable resource to VHA health care providers and educators on the operational strategies, simulation technologies and training methods needed to address local training priorities

  • Continually develop and implement curricula to address national clinical priorities

  • Provide model operational policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for VHA simulation activities

  • Provide immersive environments to deliver state-of-the-art, train-the-trainer approaches utilizing the most suitable modalities of simulation at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center at Lake Nona, near Orlando, Florida

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