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Simulation research

As part of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program, Jill Schroeder and Lukeythia Bastardi developed “B.E.S.T,” a 3-D baricity educational spinal tool that allows users to visualize how local anesthetics move through the spinal canal.

The VCU Simulation Consortium employs simulation to further multidisciplinary research projects at the university and with partners in the greater community. 

The School of Dentistry worked with the VCU School of Engineering to develop a posture-measuring device as well as a new interface for giving feedback to students as they complete dental procedures.

Over the past decade, the Center for Research in Human Simulation in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia has collaborated on projects with the VCU Medical Center Emergency Department, VCU Department of Anesthesiology, Commonwealth Anesthesia Associates, Carilion Health System, VCU dental school, Aero Innovations and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, to name a few.

The Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety at VCU’s School of Medicine has a collaborative partnership with several simulation centers in Poland. The school also has conducted research with the School of Nursing and the VCU da Vinci Center for Innovation on the Monroe Park Campus.