The VA Palo Alto Health Care System Department of Anesthesia has been and continues to be a world leader in the field of medical simulation. The simulation program has pioneered the use of mannequin-based, fully interactive simulators in anesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine and other clinical settings.
In addition to training physicians and nurses at both the VA Palo Alto and Stanford for more than 20 years, the VA Palo Alto simulation group has trained individuals from around the world in the field of medical simulation. Recently the VAH launched the Simulation Learning Education and Research Network (SimLEARN), which is the VHA's program for simulation in healthcare training. SimLEARN's goal is to establish a national simulation training and education program for simulation in healthcare. The VA Palo Alto has been designated a SimLEARN satellite office.
Key Simulation Personnel at VA Palo Alto:
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