Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning

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Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning

The Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning is a regional simulation center with a focus on multi-disciplinary healthcare training and education. The VLC offers training for all levels of healthcare providers including:

  • Centra employees
  • Centra College of Nursing students
  • University of Lynchburg Nursing and Doctorate of Physical Therapy Students
  • Central Virginia Community College Students
  • Area EMS agencies

The VLC has over 15,000 square feet of simulated environments for learners including flexible patient care rooms, intensive care unit, labor and delivery suite, apartment, nurses station and a pre-hospital provider area with a full size helicopter and ambulance.

Each room is designed to mimic a clinical environment with the same supplies, technology and equipment throughout the hospital system. Each space can also be used with A/V technology to capture learners on video for feedback and debriefing. Our program uses highly realistic manikins that bleed, cry, breathe, and can be resuscitated as well as Standardized Patients,  who are actors who portray patients and/or family members in a simulated scenario.

Mission Statement

To ensure high quality and safe care for Central Virginia by providing a regional simulation resource for health care professionals and students that incorporates multidisciplinary teams across the patient care spectrum, from pre-hospital to long term care.

Vison Statement

The Central Virginia Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning will be a multidisciplinary simulation resource for existing and future health care providers that will directly impact patient care and evidenced based practice and contribute toward growing simulation research.

Virtual Tour

(Coming Soon)

Virtual Learning Center Staff

Virtual Learning Center Staff
Virtual Learning Center Staff

 

Johanna Derrenbacker, MSN, RN-BC, CHSE – VLC Director

 


 

Kelly Reynolds – Clinical Simulation Assistant

 


 

Cait Farrar, BS – Clinical Simulation Specialist

 


 

Heather Anne Chalkan, MEd, CHSE, CHSOS – Clinical Simulation Educator