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Center for Virtual Care

Center for Virtual Care

Simulation Education

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Simulation Training

Learn more about the equipment available for simulation education and training.

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Get in contact with us to find out what we can offer in simulation education and training courses.

The Center for Virtual Care (CVC) is pleased to have a variety of simulators to assist with education. 

Patient simulators, programmed to act like nearly any adult or pediatric patient a doctor might encounter, are enabling student physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to perform common medical procedures and respond to rare and complex medical conditions and life-threatening emergencies.

Using sophisticated models of physiology and pharmacology, the mannequins automatically produce a simulated response based on a student’s actions or interventions.  The CVC also has several portable mannequins which allows physicians and nurses to train with paramedics in the field.

The simulators blink, speak, breathe, have a heartbeat, eight pulse points and a variety of other anatomical features that allow students to practice intravenous drug delivery, CPR, catheterizations, basic obstetrics skills, as well as airway management and respiratory therapy for both adult and pediatric patients.

Why Simulate?

The CVC offers a comprehensive Simulation Education Series of brown-bag luncheons.  The series is geared towards UCDHS faculty and staff to develop essential skills for using simulation in various educational offerings.  The presentations are delivered by UCDHS faculty and staff experts, with a goal to have a mix of content from general educational overview to hands-on learning using the simulators.  Below you will find a link to previous presentations.

Simulation Education Series

Scheduling a Class at the Center for Virtual Care

The Center for Virtual Care is available to host your medical simulation courses from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding UC Davis Health System Holidays. Please note the Center for Virtual Care will be closed between December 22, 2014 and January 2, 2015.

No food or beverages are permitted in the Center for Virtual Care and appropriate attire is required for all facilitators, students and visitors.

If you are interested in scheduling a class, please complete our Course Request Form.  You may email the request form to or fax it to (916) 734-4711.  Please refer to our CVC Simulation Portfolio for more information on our simulators, task trainers and other simulation aids.

Once you have submitted your Course Request Form, or if you have further questions, please call the Center for Virtual Care at (916) 734-4708 to schedule your session.

Simulation Courses

The list shown below is a representative sample of the courses offered in the Center for Virtual Care.

Advanced Airway Management (222)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Hemodynamics

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Anesthesia 460

Anesthesia and Pharmacologic Management

Anesthesia Bootcamp

Anesthesia Emergencies

Anesthesia Resident Scenarios

Basic Ultrasound Course for Surgeons

Central Line Training

Crisis Intervention

Critical Care Consortium

Critical Care Transport Team Training


Doctoring 1 - Pelvic Exams

Doctoring 2 - Trauma and Code Blue Training

EM Academic Forum

EM Disaster/Mass Casualty

EMR 490

Endovascular Fellow Course

EyeSi Ophthalmoscope Workshops


FNP/PA Procedural Skills


Intro to Simulation

Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Device Review

Neonatal ICU Training

Neonatal Resuscitation Program


Nursing 301

OB Family Practice

OB/GYN Knot Tying and Suturing

OB/GYN Surgical Training

Pediatric EM Codes

Pediatric Intensive Care Training

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Rural-PRIME Training

Surgery 430

Surgery GI

Surgery Oncology

Surgical Simulation Lab

Train the Trainer Series

Ultrasound Training

VR Lap Training