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Check out the latest News from The Center for Human Simulation & Patient Safety. To read all News about The Center, click here.

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:15:00 EST
DEEP Conference Features Live Feed from the OR Followed by Cadaver Lab

 Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, along with Drs. Kenneth Ellenbogen and Jayanthi Koneru have been working with Atricure in the development of a dual epicardial and endocardial hybrid ablation procedure (DEEP) to address chronic atrial fibrillation.

On June 16, 2015 the CHSPS hosted the first of multiple conferences to train surgical and medical teams in the performance of this multidisciplinary maze procedure.  The conference featured a live feed from the OR moderated by a cardiac surgeon, followed by a hands on cadaver lab.  Participants included electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons and industry representations. 

The next DEEP Conference is scheduled for late October.



Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:02:00 EST
CHSPS Part of Privileging VCU Health Providers in Sedation

This summer VCU Health began including a simulation module as part of the privileging process for providers who practice moderate, deep, and pediatric sedation as part of their practices. After completing the relevant online modules, the providers then sign up for an hour long session where they complete a series of two simulations. The center has a library of cases to simulate based on the credentials needed and the practice of the provider. A staff member even steps in as a simulated nurse for the session. By adding a simulation module, VCU Health is able to measure the proficiencies in a practical environment and ensure the highest quality of care for its patients.