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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.

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

By Gerald Sonnenberg
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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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Fundamental Critical Care Support training conducted in Omaha

By Lee Morrow, MD, Pulmonologist and Kyle Rhone, RN, Simulation Educator
Nebraska Western Iowa Veterans Health Care System and Mobile Simulation Training Team

OMAHA, Neb. – During the week of June 5, Nebraska Western Iowa (NWI) Veterans Health Care System and the Mobile Simulation Training Team (MSTT) hosted the first Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) classes in Omaha. Dr. Lee Morrow and Dr. Adam Highley, two of only a handful of FCCS course directors in the Midwest, led the course with support from SimLEARN, NWI and MSTT. FCCS is designed for the non-critical care provider who is thrust, by circumstances, to care for the critically ill for up to 24 hours.

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