Welcome to the Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety. We are a 13,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of the Health Sciences and Technology District in Roanoke, Virginia. We are a safety-first simulation center, building excellent education opportunities for our faculty, staff and patients at Carilion Clinic.
About the department
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Virginia Tech Carilion Partnership
We share many educational and research-related partnerships with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. We are thankful for our community collaborations that lead to clinical advancements in all areas of medicine.
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Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D., senior director for CSRPS, is a Human Factors research expert. Using a range of methods from human factors, systems engineering, bioinformatics, computational modeling, industrial/organizational psychology, and implementation science, the Parker Laboratory studies clinical team performance during direct patient care and simulations to better understand complex work and patterns of performance that are indicative of excellent patient care. The goal is to integrate education, research and front-line staff to improve care for patients.

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On behalf of our team, I want to welcome you to the Center for Simulation Research and Patient Safety at Carilion Clinic. Our work is defined by your successful patient outcomes and experiences.    

We are excited to partner with you to build your knowledge through education and new strategies for process improvement. Our focus on research is an open opportunity for you to be part of our impactful work to revolutionize the future of medical care. Our team of educators, researchers and clinicians looks forward to helping you reach your full potential as you provide the best care for the communities we serve.  

CSRPS provides a full spectrum of clinical simulation in training and assessment with advanced technology. We offer a supportive environment for faculty and learners to achieve optimal clinical results through unique and specialized training opportunities.

In addition, we are a Safety First Simulation Center. We work closely with our partners in Clinical Advancement and Patient Safety to better understand opportunities for improvement in processes. To do this, we use a human factors approach. 

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Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D., Senior Director, CSRPS

"Improving the delivery of health care for our patients by providing high-quality simulation experiences for learners through integrated education, clinical practice improvement and research."
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We offer the full spectrum of clinical simulation training and assessment. Learners receive experiential learning opportunities for health care providers. CSRPS improves systems and team performance in clinical care provision through simulation.

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Liberty University School of Nursing
Our Director, Misty has been selected to serve on (LUSON )The Liberty University School of Nursing Advisory Board. Misty's experience at Carilion and in Simulation will be a great asset to their board as they seek to improve student outcomes as well as student engagement in the local community.
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Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Coach Visits Sim Center
Coach Young visited Carilion's Sim Center for a tour! Thanks for visiting us, Coach Young!
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CSRPS Receives Prestigious ACS Certification
The Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety at Carilion Clinic is now certified by the American College of Surgeons as a testing site.
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CSRPS Is a Hit With Students
The CSRPS team visited West Salem Elementary School with our colleagues at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
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Simulation bridges the learner's knowledge from a current understanding to a new perspective. The educator's task is to ensure that the simulation is physically and psychologically safe.
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Nurse Leader Patient Simulations Receive State and National Attention
The Nurse Leader Patient Rounding Simulations are receiving state and national attention for improvement in the patient experience at Carilion Clinic. Posters have been presented at the internal Carilion Clinic Research Day, the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders conference and have been accepted at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. The project was presented by Amanda Anderson and Brandon Jones at the 2019 VASSA conference.
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We have an extensive bank of patient simulators, including those for adult, pediatric and infant manikins, as well as task trainers.
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Human Patient Simulators 

VTCSOM Standardized Patient Program 
VTCSOM Anatomage Table 
CAE Juno 
CAE Lucina 
Gaumard Super Tory 
Laerdal 3G 
Laerdal SimMan Bleeding Essential
Laerdal SimBaby 
Laerdal SimNewB
Laerdal SimJunior


Abdominal Palpation Model
Adult Tracheostomy Trainer
Advanced Venipuncture Arm-Light
Advanced Venipuncture Arm-Dark
Arterial Puncture Wrist Simulator
AirSim Adult Combo X Intubation Trainer
AirSim Baby Intubation Trainer
AirSim Child Bronhi X Intubation Trainer
Arterial Puncture Arm (custom made)
Arthrocentesis Knee Model
Breast Biopsy Ultrasound Training Model
Breast Training Model Ultrasound Compatible
Breast Phantom Simulator
Breast Model With Interchangeable Nodules
Cervical Dilation Models
Chester Chest CVC, IVAD,PICC Training Arm
Cricothryotomy Simulator
CVC Ultrasound Insertion Simulator
Ear Exam Simulator
Edema Simlegging Trainers 
Episiotomy Repair Trainers
Eye Exam Simulator
FLS All-In-One Laparoscopic Training System
Foot & Ankle for Joint Injection
Fundus Skills Assessment Trainer
Geriatric IV Training Arm 
Hip Injection Model
Infant Circumcision Training Kit
Infant Male/Female Catheterization Training Set
Infant Trach Care Trainer
Limbs & Things 

Ingrown Toenail Removal Trainer
Internal Fetal Monitoring Trainer
Intradermal Injection Simulator
Intramuscular Injection Simulator
IV Portable Trainer
Labor Progress Model
Lumbar Puncture Simulator Ultrasound Compatible
Male/Female Catheterization Trainer Set
Micro Preemie Simulator
Multi-Venous IV Training Arm
Nasogastric Tube Feed Simulator
Newborn Infant Venous Access Simulator
Ostomy Stoma Package
Paracentesis Training Package
Pediatric Lumbar Puncture
Pediatric Multi-Venous IV Training Arm
Pelvic Examination Skill Trainer
PICC Ultrasound Guided Trainer
Pitting Edema Trainer
Prompt Flex Birthing Simulator (PPH & C-section module)
Rectal Examination Trainer
Shoulder for Joint Injection
Skeleton Model with Ligaments
Suture Pads
Thoracentesis/Thoracostomy Ultrasound Model
TraumaMan Surgical Abdomen Package 
Vascular Access Child Training Package
Venipuncture Deluxe Tissue Package
Wound Care Model (Seymour)


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Research Summary
Sarah Parker, Ph.D., is the director of Human Factors Research at Carilion Clinic, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and the Department of Biomedical Science at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has more than 10 years of experience applying human factors and industrial/organizational psychology principles to health care. 
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Where is CSRPS located?
We are located at 15 Old Woods Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016.  

How do I request training?
Fill out an activity request form

Can I come practice on my own?
Yes. Call 540-855-6860 or email to set up a time to practice a skill.

Can I take a tour of the CSRPS facility?
Yes. Send us an email or call 540-855-6860 to schedule a tour.

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