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Summer Newsletter 2015

Simulation Exchange newsletter is a product of the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center.

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Groundbreaking of the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center

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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.

SimLEARN Newsletter updated, renamed

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – The SimLEARN Newsletter was introduced a little over five years ago as an instrument to help communicate news regarding VHA’s then-new simulation-based education program called the Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network, or SimLEARN. In that short amount of time, simulation advances and training opportunities for clinicians and other medical professionals have grown significantly, and interest in what is happening with simulation within VA has also grown to include a wider audience within and outside of VA.

As a publication grows in readership, it is often beneficial to periodically refresh the design. Therefore, we are introducing an updated newsletter with a new name, Simulation Exchange.

The name comes from a collaboration of simulation community professionals known as simulation champions and represents what the newsletter truly is; an exchange of ideas and information about what is happening in VHA’s simulation community. Thank you in particular to David J. Adriansen, Ed.D, NREMT, manager of the Minneapolis VA Simulation Center and the VISN 23 simulation champion, for his title suggestion. We hope you find the design appealing and easy to read.

Thank you for reading our previous editions of the SimLEARN Newsletter, and we hope you enjoy reading Simulation Exchange.

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VHA facilities earn simulation certifications

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – SimLEARN staff awarded simulation certifications to 20 medical centers on July 1. These certifications are scheduled to be awarded to qualified facilites twice each year: in June and December. 

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National Simulation Center selected as fellowship site 

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – The VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center (NSC) was recently selected as one of four sites for the newly announced Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Advanced Fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research. The selection was based on a competitive review process in response to a request for proposal released this past December.

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