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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.

Simulation training, education and research expertise earns three VHA leaders top honors

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three VHA leaders in simulation training were selected to be recognized for their expertise in leadership and mentoring in the field of clinical simulation training to earn the 2017 VA Under Secretary for Health’s Awards for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research. This award program recognizes clinical and executive leaders in VHA’s clinical simulation who have supported and advanced VHA’s strategic plan for simulation. The annual awards were established as a means of promoting and advancing system-wide progress of VHA goals, objectives and strategies for the deployment of clinical simulation to improve the quality of health care Veterans receive.

The following are the selectees and their categories: 

  • Chan W. Park, M.D., FAAEM, director of simulation education and co-director of the Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation at the Durham VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Durham, North Carolina, is the recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Practice Award.
  • Mary Ellen Elias, MSN, RN-BC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System simulation coordinator, and co-director Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation, is the recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Champion Award.
  • Wilma Ayala, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), MS, RN, Nurse educator-BC, Resuscitation Education Initiative (REdI) program director at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas was selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Champion Award for REdI.


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U.S. Medicine
article credits REdI program for helping Veterans

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – A recent article published by U.S. Medicine referenced VHA’s Resuscitation Education Initiative (REdI) as being one of the factors which may be contributing to a better performance by VA hospitals. The article “In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Has Higher Survival Rates at VA Hospitals,” by Annette M. Boyle, presented the findings of a research effort conducted at VA hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The study was then presented at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2017 Scientific Sessions and Resuscitation Science Symposium.

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