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Simulations

Whether you are in the sim lab or in your living room, SIMVANA's simulations unlocks access to a library of real-word scenarios that can be completed anytime and anywhere.

Start with basic Machine Checkout and Intubation simulations, and graduate to more complex cases where learners must identify and resolve issues in real time.

Build the knowledge and confidence needed in the real-world operating room by completing virtual simulations at your own pace.

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!

Are you tired of resetting an sim lab 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.

Reduce the time needed to setup, monitor, and clean up, with SIMVANA's virtual reality simulations.

Increase simulation opportunities

Our surveys indicate that 50% of learners feel they don't have enough simulation experience throughout their anesthesia program.
 
Increase simulation bandwidth with SIMVANA's library of simulation content. Learners can complete simulations without the need of faculty supervision or dedicated lab space.
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Simulation Library

SIMVANA has a growing library of simulations 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.

Rapid Sequence Induction

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

Your objective in this simulation is to induce anesthesia suitable in rapid sequence, secure the airway with an endotracheal tube using video laryngoscopy as quickly as possible, ensure maintenance of anesthesia with an inhalation anesthetic, and establish adequate mechanical ventilation.

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. 

Induction Complications

Practice intravenous induction of anesthesia for endotracheal intubation in the context of equipment malfunctions and hemodynamic complications.

Your objective in this simulation is to intubate a patient with an endotracheal tube while successfully dealing with hemodynamic complications and/or the malfunction of one or more pieces of anesthesia equipment.

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.