Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety

Our Mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. We do this by using the full spectrum of clinical simulation in trainings and assessment. We provide experiential learning opportunities for health care providers. We optimize process improvements prior to implementation within the organization. Education and clinical science simulation-based research is for the benefit of our patients.

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Carilion Clinic’s Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety is accredited in teaching and education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. CSRPS receives exemplary marks for its focus on the patient experience and commitment to community engagement.

Our Vision

We will improve the delivery of health care for our patients by providing high quality simulation experiences for learners through integrated education, clinical practice improvement and research.

Learners

Residents, nurses, medical students, physicians, advanced care providers, physician assistants nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.

Training Scenarios/Procedures

Code blue simulations, OB/GYN, pediatric/neonatal, labor/delivery, procedural sedation, new hire nurse training, nurse residency program, teamwork/communication, multidisciplinary, emergency medicine, surgical, and air ambulance.

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Interested in building a simulation-based training? We can help you build your learning objectives, define equipment needs and design effective scenarios to meet those needs.

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Experience the Simlabs in 360°

Our 13,000 square foot facility offers the most advanced simulation-based training opportunities. We invite you to experience our sim center labs in 360. For optimal viewing, click and drag to tour the space and become part of the simulation.

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Skills Lab
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Supports competencies necessary for professional practice in the clinical environment from IV and central line insertion to FLS laparoscopic trainers.
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Operating Room
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Features OR specific equipment such as a Berchtold boom, a laparoscopic training tower, operating table, multiple widescreen monitors, pan-tilt zoom cameras an anesthesia machine.
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Mother/Baby-Pediatric Simulation
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Offers obstetric, neonatal and pediatric training scenarios with high fidelity simulators that provide the ability to mimic physiological conditions.
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Trauma Bay
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Enables multidisciplinary team participation in training and patient scenarios where all aspects of patient care can be observed.
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An ambulance with all the bells and whistles that an active ambulance would have which enables our students and EMS/patient transport providers to practice without real patients.
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Adaptive Patient Room
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Provides the ability to perform simulations ranging from medication administration and basic patient care to cardiac emergencies and other complex scenarios.
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By the Numbers

CSRPS is directly impacting quality and patient care by incorporating numerous models and simulations. The simulation center is able to service a wide variety of educational levels that may include physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, and allied health care personnel or multidisciplinary teams.

  • 5,804 Learners vs. 3,268 in FY 2018
  • 10 High Fidelity Patient Simulators
  • 60 Minimally Invasive Surgical Task Trainers
  • 6 Surgical Task Trainers
  • 115 Course Offerings

Meet Our Team

Our approach to simulation based education and research requires a multidisciplinary, expert team. Our experienced simulation educators and technical experts are dedicated to ensuring an excellent simulation experience.

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Human Factors

We offer services in study/protocol design, data collection instrument design, implementation of study protocols, data analysis, and dissemination of results in peer-reviewed publications. Our current research portfolio is clinically focused, ultimately benefiting both patients and caregivers.

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