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 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 Trauma Life Support
Anesthesia and Pharmacologic Management
Anesthesia Resident Scenarios
Basic Ultrasound Course for Surgeons
Central Line Training
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
Endovascular Fellow Course
EyeSi Ophthalmoscope Workshops
FNP/PA Procedural Skills
Intro to Simulation
Medical Device Review
Neonatal ICU Training
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
OB Family Practice
OB/GYN Knot Tying and Suturing
OB/GYN Surgical Training
Pediatric EM Codes
Pediatric Intensive Care Training
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Surgical Simulation Lab
Train the Trainer Series
VR Lap Training