Course Catalog

SimLEARN is proud to annouce upcoming courses. Course descriptions and class offerings listed below.

Course Detalis


If you are not a VA employee, but are interested in taking a SimLEARN course, please e-mail vasimlearngeneralinformation@va.gov for registration.

Introduction to Clinical Simulation (ICS)

The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate healthcare training using simulation. This course provides a theoretical foundation for simulation-based training by combining didactic, small group, and hands-on simulation activities. Participants can develop the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and debrief simulation-based healthcare training scenarios in their work centers.

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Introduction to Clinical Simulation Virtual Training (vICS)

This blended learning training provides a theoretical foundation for simulation-based training by combining didactic, small group, and hands-on simulation activities. Participants can develop the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and debrief simulation-based healthcare training scenarios in their work centers.

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Out of Operating Room Airway Management – Instructor Course (OOORAM-I)

This course is the Out of Operating Room Airway Management course for Instructors. This course will be launched via the LMS platform Moodle and learners will be required to sign up for the class via the Moodle platform. The course will introduce site specific locations that have applied and granted access to the contents of the Out of Operating Room Airway Management Simulator Operators Guide (SOG). The successful navigation of this course (OOORAM-I) is a pre-requisite to gain access to be completed before enrolling in the OOORAM 2.0 course

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Out of Operating Room Airway Management (OOORAM 2.0)

This course provides an application-based foundation for providing instruction within traditional modalities, as well as simulation based training by combining lecture, discussion, practical exercises, and hands-on simulation activities. Participants will develop the skills necessary to provide traditional instruction geared toward adult learners, conduct simulation-based healthcare training scenarios, and be able to thoroughly debrief such events during SimLEARN training programs in their work centers.

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Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The Purpose of Trauma Nurse Core Course is to teach Registered Nurses core level knowledge and psychomotor skills, which are defined as central or key elements of the multidimensional processes involved in the initial assessment and management of sick or injured patients. TNCC also provides a foundation for integrated communication and collaboration in identifying and treating the sick or injured. The intent of TNCC is to help the nurse develop a rapid and accurate approach when caring for the ill or injured patient. TNCC consists of lectures, hands-on psychomotor skill stations and interactive online learning. TNCC is based on the nursing process, which is emphasized through the components of the course.

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Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)

The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate fundamental critical support healthcare using simulation. This course introduces principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses, and other healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care but who must deliver care required for early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intense visit, specialist, or pending transfer of a patient to a tertiary care center.

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SimLEARN Opioid Prevention Education (SLOPE): Addiction Mini-Residency

The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) training is to addresses multiple VA national priorities such as limited access to addiction experts and a lack of access to appropriate clinical training sites. The mini-residency will provide scenario-based simulations in conjunction with existing didactic OUD training. Simulations provide a safe environment to discuss potentially uncomfortable direct conversations with Veterans. Finally, the training will focus on accepting responsibility at a different level, shifting the practice model, building relationships, changing the attitudes, increasing access to Veterans, and removing care barriers. Training addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to instill agency and optimism regarding the treatment of addiction.

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SimLEARN Faculty Instructor Course (SFIC)

The purpose of this face-to-face (FTF) simulation training is to address the gap in qualified clinicians who can facilitate healthcare training within a traditional classroom setting, as well as using simulations. The use of simulation is wide spread in healthcare education. However, there remains a need for effective simulation educators who can integrate simulation into training programs at VA healthcare facilities. Research studies have repeatedly shown that clinicians who participate in healthcare training using simulation have a higher confidence level in their skills. This course provides an application-based foundation for providing instruction within traditional modalities, as well as simulation based training by combining lecture, discussion, practical exercises, and hands-on simulation activities. Participants will develop the skills necessary to provide traditional instruction geared toward adult learners, conduct simulation-based healthcare training scenarios, and be able to thoroughly debrief such events during SimLEARN training programs in their work centers.

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MSK Telehealth (MSKV)

This course provides clinicians with a framework necessary to perform telehealth shoulder and knee examination. Participants will review the common musculoskeletal complaints presented during patient care, practice using the verbal instructions delivered to Veterans before and during the virtual musculoskeletal physical examination and provide a diagnosis based upon virtual observations.

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Cardiac Toolbox ECG Facilitator Intro

Introduction to the Pre-Test and ECG Interpretation Course for their students. Prerequisite for RS: Cardiac Toolbox ECG Educator.

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Cardiac Toolbox ECG Educator

The purpose of the Educator Cardiac Toolbox is to further the knowledge and skills of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care providers tasked with reading a cardiac strip. The training will address the main features and method to analyze Electrocardiograms (ECG). The analysis method includes assessment of rhythm, calculating heart rate, observing P-wave forms, measurement of intervals and segments and the evaluation of other relevant waves.

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Cardiac Toolbox ECG Interpretation

This toolbox was developed by the Assessment Collaboration Outreach (ACO) branch of SimLEARN to facilitate critical crisis skills of ECG interpretation for those caring for our Veterans. The educational opportunity is intended to provide multiple modalities to accommodate various learning styles and timeliness. There are virtual learning opportunities, a self -paced website that includes practice, a power point, and a quick guide for ECG interpretation. Feel free to utilize the components of the toolbox separately or in tandem as appropriate for your facility.

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Cardiac Toolbox ECG Blended Learning

This toolbox program was developed by the Assessment Collaboration and Outreach (ACO) branch of SimLEARN to facilitate critical crisis skills of ECG interpretation for those caring for our Veterans. The educational opportunity is intended to provide multiple modalities to accommodate various learning styles and timeliness. This course is a classroom learning opportunity taught by local facility trainers using lecture and power point, to improve learner skills in ECG interpretation.

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