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CSSALT uses AI-based simulator to teach surgical site skin preparation

A virtual simulator created by the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) has been enhanced with artificial intelligence to help students learn the fundamentals of surgical site skin preparation, all from the comfort of their own environment.

UF Health team develops technique to conserve oxygen during acute shortages

With supplemental oxygen supplies became critically scarce in some countries due to COVID-19, a team at the University of Florida Health’s Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies, or CSSALT, conceived a novel way to prolong the life of oxygen cylinders by reducing oxygen waste.

Dr. Lampotang receives J.S. Gravenstein Award from Society for Technology in Anesthesia

We are excited to announce that Samsun (Sem) Lampotang, Ph.D., FSSH, FAIMBE, has received the prestigious 2022 J.S. Gravenstein Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA). The award is named for Joachim S. “Nik” Gravenstein, M.D. (1925-2009), Lampotang’s mentor and a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation, and anesthesia patient safety for more than 30 years.

Conserving oxygen by manually pinching off the supply during exhalation

Updated: June 7, 2021 Summary In an oxygen-pinching technique developed and refined on a model-driven, oxygen-consuming Human Patient Simulator, the patient or a caregiver manually interrupts oxygen flow from a cylinder during exhalation by pinching the oxygen tubing with pliers. Simulated oxygen saturation (SpO2) improved from 85% at room air…

Dr. Acar Joins CSSALT as Simulation Fellow

Yahya Ayhan Acar, MD, has joined us for a yearlong Simulation Fellowship. Dr. Acar is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Health Sciences, Gulhane School of Medicine, in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his medical degree at Gulhane Military Medicine Academy, School…

Dr. Lampotang and team receive a UF innovation award for PanVentTM

Congratulations to Sem Lampotang, PhD, FSSH, FAIMBE, Gordon L. Gibby, MD, MSEE, David Lizdas, BSME, and their team, who have been honored with a UF Innovations of the Year award for the PanVentTM low-cost, open-source ventilator they created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

New simulator aims to educate clinicians on pterygopalatine fossa block

After a year of intricate development involving a partnership between Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Cameron R. Smith, MD, PhD, and the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) engineers, a simulator involving a silicone head containing a 3D-printed skull is ready…