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   The California Simulation Alliance

The California Simulation Alliance (CSA), led by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC), is a virtual alliance to benefit all simulation users in the state of California. The purpose of the CSA is to enhance and foster the development of simulation as a modality for transforming the education of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. An overarching framework has been established for the alliance, which includes a governance structure, regional collaboratives and committees. 

The goals of the CSA include:
  • Providing a home within the CINHC for best practice identification
  • Information sharing
  • Faculty development
  • Equipment/vendor pricing agreements
  • Simulation center development
  • Scenario development
  • Partnership models
  • A cohesive voice for healthcare education in California
  • Provide for inter-organizational research on simulation; to disseminate information to stakeholders
  • Create a common language for simulation
Integration into both schools' and hospitals' curricula is critical to the success of a simulation program. The CSA will share best practice models for successful curriculum integration, hold workshops on this process, and additionally, help hospitals integrate simulation into their patient safety programs to meet the national patient safety goals.

Subscriber Benefits
  • Subscriber access to the CSA website
  • Access to more than 75 validated clinical and leadership scenarios
  • Preferred pricing discounts on all CSA educational courses
  • Preferred pricing to CSA networking events
  • Preferred pricing discounts to CSA's annual Simulation Conference
  • Access to the California statewide simulation center directory
  • Access to California simulation survey data
  • Ability to post job openings and announcements in the CSA newsletter
  • Access to comprehensive simulation bibliography
  • Access to preferred vendor pricing agreements (California Hospital and Academic Facility subscribers only): Laerdal, Limbs & Things, and EMS
  • Bi-monthly newsletters sent to over 4,000 simulation users
In-State Annual Fee: Out-of-State Annual Fee:
Individuals - $75 Individuals - $350
Facilities - $350 Facilities - $1,000

 
If you have any questions about this exciting organization, contact Tianda at tianda@cinhc.org. 
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"Subscribing to the CSA enriches both the individual and simulation community by bringing together academic and clinical educators. Benefits span the spectrum from scenario sharing, scholarly writing support, and the invaluable connection with enthusiastic partners."


"It’s great to be an active subscriber to one of the largest simulation collaboratives in the country with access to the latest news on what’s happening in clinical simulation across the state. Nurse educators in hospitals and schools can stay up to date through the list-serve, newsletter and participation in quarterly conference calls."


Special announcement from Laerdal: "As part of Laerdal’s continued collaboration with CSA and its subscribers – we continue to support your simulation efforts. CSA was an early adopter in using simulation and many CSA members utilized the Laerdal portfolio of products. Laerdal is pleased to announce the Value Add Program in support of continued focus and momentum. This program, available to CSA members provides significant savings toward replacement or upgrade to your Training and Simulation equipment. Please contact your local Laerdal Territory Manager for details. Financing options may be available through Blue Street Capital."

 

  
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