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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.

Remembering Desert Storm; Even a Small Contribution Was Important

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

On Jan. 16, we mark the 28th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, which was the beginning of combat operations to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait after their Aug. 2, 1990 invasion. I was an active duty “buck” sergeant in the Air Force at the time, and it was the first time any conflict like that had taken place since I enlisted. It turned out that I was not deployed with the more than 500,000 American Servicemembers who went overseas, and instead continued to do my job at home. That circumstance can stir a lot of emotions and thoughts about your role in the Nation’s defense. But a seemingly small incident happened that changed my whole outlook on military service.

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Second Quarter Courses Now Available at VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – The list of courses offered at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 is below. For more information or to enroll in the courses, please refer to the course catalog.

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EES Educational Gaming Product Wins Prestigious Award

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – An educational health care game-based learning product called Difficult Airway Algorithm and Rescue Cricothyrotomy or DAARC, was named winner of the 2018 International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge award for Best Game in the Government category. The award was presented Nov. 29 during the Industry/Interservice Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando. The annual competition brings together learning professionals from industry, academia, the military and government to compete for the prestigious award. The games are evaluated by an international cadre of game industry experts and learning professionals.

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