Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT)


The Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies, CSSALT, provides education, training, and services to residents, faculty, clinical personnel, and staff throughout the UF Academic Health Center including the Shands Healthcare system.

Clinicians in the state of Florida, UF medical, veterinary, dental, engineering, and other health profession students, local and regional emergency personnel, and industry executives and personnel worldwide also come to CSSALT to learn and train.

CSSALT builds on the legacy of a continuous and sustained R&D effort in simulation that began in 1985 with the “Bain group” under the direction of Drs. JS Gravenstein and Beneken and remains active today in the development and application of simulation technology.

The current dean of the UF College of Medicine, Dr. Good, and the director of CSSALT, Dr. Lampotang, developed the first prototype of what would become the UF Human Patient Simulator (HPS) mannequin patient simulator technology that is licensed to Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI) and used worldwide in 1987.

The Virtual Anesthesia Machine (VAM) team, affiliated with CSSALT, offers a portfolio of web-enabled simulations.

CSSALT works closely with the Investigational Review Board of the University of Florida and has access to undergraduate students in psychology, medical students (120 per class) undergoing their compulsory anesthesia rotation, as well as 70 – 90 anesthesia residents and fellows.

CSSALT also has access to two educational psychology PhDs and a biostatistics PhD for learning outcome studies.

CSSALT is endorsed to deliver Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation sessions.

Click here to learn more about MOCA sessions.

Click here to read more about The Department of Anesthesiology’s Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies.



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