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Who Are We?

The Simulation Learning, Evaluation, Assessment, 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, 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.

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2022 SimLEARN Annual Report

The 2022 SimLEARN Annual Report is out now! Click below to to see highlights from the past year and what is in store for 2023.

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Simulation Training Leads to Life-Saving Intervention for True-Life Trauma Patient

Discover how simulation training prepared staff to save a life.

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Director's Corner: Leading the Way in Innovation for Enhanced Veteran Care

SimLEARN is transforming the future of simulation in health care.


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Resuscitation Education and Innovation

REdI oversees VAs standardized Resuscitation and Mock Code training programs.

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Learning Management

LM oversees the development and updating of national curricula/training, foresight and enabling of trainers to facilitate courses locally at their perspective facilities.

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Assessment, Collaboration and Outreach

ACO focuses on client-centered education that is adaptable to field needs using simulation-based training and best practices that effectively improves the utilization of resources and minimizes cost in hospital activations, research and rural health.

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Clinical Training and Engagement

CTE ensures all training medical information/ material is accurate and up to date in accordance with VA policies and procedures as well as national, state and local laws.

A clinician utilizing virtual reality technology in a mock surgery.

Simulation Validation, Evaluation, and Testing (SimVET)

SimLEARN’s newest portfolio, SimVET, works to ensure that no medical services are issued for Veterans unless they are proven to be safe and effective through simulation. The portfolio involves frontline staff to analyze health care solutions for usability, patient safety, clinical workflow impact, and technical feasibility.

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SimLEARN Newsletters

The Simulation Exchange Newsletter

The Simulation Exchange newsletter is a product of the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center.