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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The list of courses shown below have been offered in the Center for Virtual Care.
EM Academic Forum
Advanced Airway Management
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Adult EM Codes
Pediatric EM Codes
Anesthesia and Pharmacologic Management
Procedure courses: Chest Tube
Critical Care Consortium
Disaster; Mass Casualty
Doctoring 1 – Pelvic Exams
FNP/PA Procedural Skills
Medical Device Review
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Neonatal ICU Training
OB/GYN Surgical Training
OB Family Practice
OB/GYN Knot Tying and Suturing
Pediatric Intensive Care Training
CPR certification courses
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Intro to Simulation
Surgical Simulation Lab
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Vascular Fellow Course