UF has a long tradition of innovation in the development of simulation technology and CSSALT is at the forefront of technology development for simulation in healthcare.
Advancing patient safety by training clinicians to use existing devices, procedures, and drugs better via simulation and re-designing devices, procedures, and drug delivery. We endeavor to foster communication and collaboration among the diverse UF Academic Health Center simulation entities and maximize effective use of all simulation resources. We strive to provide a framework and template for other colleges and institutions to identify, discover, and list their simulation activities and to function as a virtual simulation center.
Simulated environments and scenarios can be created that enable clinicians and healthcare providers to gain experience and skills before they encounter real patients.
Systems, Devices & Trainers
The team at CSSALT has created systems, devices, and trainers that create opportunities for many different types of healthcare instruction.
CSSALT hosts fellowships for investigators conducting research in many areas including patient safety, simulation in healthcare, education, and web-enabled simulation.
New in Tech
Visualized Prostate Biopsy
A novel, visualized prostate biopsy (vPBx) system with a true, real-time, 3D-visualization of a tracked moving prostate including locations in the prostate that need to be biopsied, a tracked TRUS probe, and a tracked biopsy gun.
Maintenance of Certification of Anesthesiology
This one day course satisfies a requirement of the ABA’s MOCA® program that encourages lifelong learning. The ABA recognizes simulation training as an innovative, experiential, and contextual learning opportunity to assess and improve practice in areas such as crisis management at an American Society of Anesthesiologists-endorsed simulation center. Completion of our simulation course satisfies the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement component in Part IV of the ABA’s MOCA® program.
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