“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. I have participated and taught in many of the CSA courses and the learners in these programs are very satisfied. Nurse educators in hospitals and schools can stay up to date through the list-serve, newsletter and participation in quarterly conference calls …”
The California Simulation Alliance
The California Simulation Alliance (CSA), a program of HealthImpact, is a virtual alliance to benefit all simulation users in the state of California and beyond. Healthcare professionals are utilizing simulation in hospitals and schools to improve patient care.The purpose of the CSA is to enhance and foster the development of simulation as a modality for transforming the education of 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 HealthImpact 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 • Inter-organizational research on simulation • Create a common language for simulation