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Simulations

Simulations offer instant access from any location (home or Sim Lab) to a variety of scenarios enriched with randomized events.

Learners can now test their knowledge through a set of simulated life-like scenarios. Start with basic Machine Checkout and Intubation simulations, and graduate to more complex cases where learners must identify and resolve issues in real time.

Simulations to Real-World Skills

Simulations challenge skills, decision-making, and situational awareness beyond simple exercises. Each simulation presents high-level objectives that reflect the critical responsibilities of a CRNA, including:

  • Patient Preparation: Ensure the patient is ready for anesthesia, covering all preoperative assessments.
  • Airway Management: From intubation to the insertion of supraglottic airway devices, master the essentials of airway control.
  • Vital Signs Monitoring: Practice keeping patient vitals within a narrow margin of their baseline, ensuring safety and stability.
  • Crisis Management: Identify and resolve issues with anesthesia machinery and patient, ensuring uninterrupted patient care.
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Faculty - Get Your Time Back!

Tired of resetting an OR after every student completes their simulation?

We’ve received feedback that Anesthesia Educators are spending 70+ hours setting up simulated operating rooms for their learners each semester.

We streamline the simulation process with virtual reality training.

 

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Unlimited Simulation Opportunities

Our surveys indicate that 50% of learners feel they don't have enough simulation experience throughout their anesthesia program.
 
Are you getting the same feedback?
 
SIMVANA provides endless simulation opportunities without any faculty assistance or dedicated lab space. 
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Student Anxiety

Are your learners terrified of making a mistake during simulations?
 
Provide them with a tool where they can comfortably practice simulations at home using VR technology!

Simulation Library

SIMVANA has 5 simulations to start, designed to cover fundamental anesthesia skills. Customers with an active standard SIMVANA subscription will automatically receive new simulations as they are released.

Machine Checkout

The Machine Checkout Simulation contains over 2000 possible combinations of problems affecting the anesthesia machine and related equipment. 

Identify and resolve the issues as quickly as possible to ensure your operating room is properly configured to administer a safe anesthetic.

Endotracheal Intubation

The Endotracheal Intubation Simulation provides an environment in which you can safely practice the sequence of induction of intravenous anesthesia and airway management using endotracheal intubation.

Your objective in this simulation is to induce anesthesia using the intravenous agents of your choice, ensure adequate neuromuscular relaxation, secure the airway with an endotracheal tube using video laryngoscopy, and maintain adequate anesthesia using the volatile agent of your choice.

Supraglottic Airway Placement

The SGA Placement Simulation provides an environment in which you can safely practice the sequence of intravenous induction and airway management using a supraglottic airway.

Your objective in this simulation is to induce anesthesia using the anesthetic agent of your choice, establish the airway using a supraglottic airway device, and maintain adequate anesthesia using the volatile agent of your choice.

Equipment Complications

During a routine morning break, you experience a random equipment issue in your room.

Your objective is to identify and solve the issue less than two minutes from the time it occurs. 

Worst Break Ever

In the Worst Break Ever, you are providing a routine break for a colleague in which anything and everything that can happen likely will happen. 

Your goal is to maintain satisfactory anesthesia, muscle relaxation, oxygenation, and ventilation while keeping hemodynamics within 10% of baseline.