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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

Simulation Center Attains National Certification

Nursing Students Learning in Simulation Center

Nurse Residents Demonstrate Clinical Skills in VAAAHS Simulation Center

By Pamela Weber, MS, RN, Associate Chief Nurse of Education, Simulation Center Director
Saturday, December 30, 2017

We are happy to announce that the Veterans Health Administration SimLEARN National Simulation Center has granted Basic Level Facility Certification to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Simulation Center Program for 2 years. This distinctive accomplishment confirms our commitment to quality improvement, patient safety, and accountability to improving Veteran patient outcomes. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) opened its new simulation center on February 19, 2016. The mission of the simulation center is to enhance patient safety and quality of care through innovative research-based education and technology that supports health care professional skill development, clinical judgement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The organization devoted this comprehensive new training space for educational development for VHA staff, as well as room for collaborations with community partners and university affiliates.

Since its inception, the VAAAHS Simulation Center has striven to be at the forefront of multi-disciplinary education. We provide a safe learning environment for interactive training experiences that impact measurable objectives while promoting teamwork, confidence, and competence to enhance the quality and safety of patient care for our nation’s Veterans. The simulation program provides staff with a wide variety of experience that fosters mastery of core knowledge and skills needed to deliver Veteran-centered care. Scenarios are designed around innovative research-based education and technology that supports health care professional skill development, clinical judgement, and interdisciplinary collaboration through simulation. We are determined to help shape the future of education and to become a leader in advancing healthcare simulation and training through education and research.

 



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