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Clinical Training & Engagement

The Simulation Learning, Education, and Research Network (SimLEARN), under the Office of Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN), established the Clinical Training & Engagement Organizational (CTE) Portfolio in 2021. CTE leverages interprofessional education and clinical simulation expertise to support stakeholders through engagement and integration of simulation best practices to enhance VHA initiatives and to improve clinical practice and Veteran outcomes. With over a century of combined healthcare experience in clinical and non-clinical environments, the team’s goal is to deliver high quality simulation training and engagement throughout VHA.

The following courses fall under CTE:

Introduction to Clinical Simulation (ICS)

The purpose of this simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate healthcare training using simulation. This course provides a theoretical foundation for simulation-based training by combining didactic, small group, and hands-on simulation activities. Participants can develop the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and debrief simulation-based healthcare training scenarios in their work centers.

SimLEARN Faculty Instructor Course (SFIC)
The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate healthcare training within a traditional classroom setting, as well as using simulations. SFIC enrollment can be done through TMS.

Musculoskeletal - Telehealth (MSKV)
This course provides clinicians with a framework necessary to perform telehealth shoulder and knee examination. Participants will review the common musculoskeletal complaints presented during patient care, practice using the verbal instructions delivered to Veterans before and during the virtual musculoskeletal physical examination and provide a diagnosis based upon virtual observations. MSKV enrollment can be done through TMS.