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.
Two VA simulation leaders honored by Society for Simulation in HealthcareBy Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two VHA simulation leaders were selected to be part of the inaugural class of fellows in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy (SSHA). Dr. Haru Okuda, SimLEARN national medical director, and Dr. David Gaba, staff anesthesiologist and director of the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California, are among 34 members of the simulation community, selected from several countries. Gaba is also professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University.
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Dr. Haru Okuda and Dr. David Gaba are the two VHA simulation leaders selected as inaugural members of the new Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy. (VA courtesy photos)