VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center
The VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center was built on the campus of the new Orlando VA Medical Center, which is part of the exciting new "Medical City" campus at Lake Nona. The Lake Nona development site includes other large clinical, education and research facilities. A variety of Federal simulation research offices are in close proximity at the University of Central Florida campus. This strategic placement facilitates enhanced opportunities for research in new simulation technologies and methods. The VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center serves as the operational hub for coordination of all national VHA clinical simulation activities.
The Resuscitation Education Innovation (REdI) within the VHA SimLEARN is alligned with the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL) under the Office of Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN) and serves as the VHA national program that provides enterprise wide oversight and support of a robust resuscitation portfolio.
The Emerging Health Technology Integration (EHTI) is SimLEARN’s newest innovation portfolio. EHTI unifies emerging technologies with simulation and learning to accelerate the effective use of emerging health technologies during care delivery. EHTI values agile delivery with a focus on continuous improvement and adaptability by continually assessing the technology landscape, identifying solutions that advance the standard of clinical learning and simulation, informs VHA SimLEARN’s curriculum development, focusing on emerging health technologies to improve care delivery and optimizes workflows of emerging health technologies in a simulated, risk-free environment.
SimLEARN Outreach Network (SON) goal is to grow and support field-based simulation education opportunities in VHA by providing standardization of best practices for improved quality, opportunities for innovation, and networking of resources. SON diffuses best practices from the National Simulation Center and collaborating partners, offer quality assurance of SimLEARN programs in the field, and conduct systems testing and latent hazard identification to promote best practices and minimize risks to patients.