Always happy to hear when medical simulation champions win for showcasing our community’s work to the greater public! Today word from Minneapolis VA that their showcase did just that!
“Twenty-two participants from local and Federal government agencies created interactive displays and met with over 1400 mall patrons at the 2016 Government on Display Exposition held January 30 at Mall of America (MOA). The Minneapolis VA Health Care System Simulation Technology demonstration was awarded first place for best exhibit as selected by the Mall of America.
The Government on Display Exposition is annual event organized by the Federal Executive Board of the Twin Cities to help government agencies meet the public they serve. In addition to the simulation demonstration, Minneapolis VA OEF/OIF staff was on site.”
About the Minneapolis VA Sim Program:
As a Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) Advanced Tier Certified Simulation Program, the Minneapolis VA trains over 2000 staff per year using simulation equipment, methodology or technology for the goal of Veteran and staff education and patient safety.
The Minneapolis VA Simulation Program includes a 1500 square foot multidisciplinary and interprofessional Simulation Center, a Tele-ICU Simulation Lab, a two-bed Nursing Patient Simulation Lab and the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Testing Center and Virtual Simulation Lab.
Their mission is to promote Veteran patient safety through simulation education with a focus on improved healthcare provider communications and teamwork. The Minneapolis VA Simulation Center is a 1,500 square foot multidisciplinary and interprofessional center which includes a comprehensive array of innovative simulation education capabilities.