Christiana Care’s Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center has attained Level I accreditation as a Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons.
The Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center center first received ACS accreditation at Level II — basic accreditation for simulation — in 2009. Since then, the simulation department has increased in size from 1,000 square feet to 9,280 square feet.
As a Level I accredited site, the center has moved beyond being able to train a small number of physicians and staff. Now, more than 3,500 employees from all departments receive training in the center, demonstrating Christiana Care’s commitment to patient safety, assurance of quality standards and improvements, and education.
“Under the Level I accreditation, the center must educate various groups, including attending physicians, and have a structured approach to simulation with curriculum development,” said LaRay A. Fox, CNMT, M.Ed, Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center manager.