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VHA National Simulation Center offers Fundamentals of Critical Care Support course

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. On March 16, students participated in one of the first Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) courses at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center in Orlando. The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate fundamental critical support health care using simulation.

This course introduces principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses and other health care providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care, but who must care for such patients during early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist, specialist or pending transfer of a patient to a tertiary center. This program targets novice/aspiring medical simulation educators across varied disciplines.

For more about this course or to enroll, VA employees may click here.


In the photo, (left to right) Dr. Jose Lozano Garcia, chief resident in Quality & Patient Safety, Orlando VA Medical Center and University of Central Florida; Dr. John Barwise, MB,ChB, Tennesse Valley Healthcare System; and Jen Dreher, APN, Tele-ICU, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, participate in the March 16 Fundamentals of Critical Care Support training. (VA photo by Werner Robles)


EES partners with peer VHA program offices to design, develop, implement, evaluate and accredit quality education and training programs to improve outcomes in Veteran clinical care, health care operations and administration. EES also develops specialized learning content to equip VHA’s health care providers with the most current knowledge and skills to address the challenging needs unique to a Veteran patient population.