• "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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  • "CSESaR offers education through simulation and goal-directed training to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care."

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Sim Wars 2012
Sim Wars 2012


Sim Wars 2012
OB/Gyn Skills Lab April 11, 2012



The Center for Simulation Education & Safety Research

CSESaR is a collaborative effort supported by the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville.  Our mission is to promote quality patient care, expand patient safety initiatives and enhance multidisciplinary health care, education and teamwork through simulation and goal-directed training. 

GOAL:  Our primary goal is to create an institutional learning center which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence for simulation training and that promotes broadly disciplined health care education and patient safety through simulated training. This goal is achieved by broadening the educational experience to maximize learning opportunities at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville campus for students, residents, military medical personnel, hospital personnel and pre-hospital providers. 


HISTORY:  In 2002, the UF Department of Emergency Medicine began utilizing high fidelity simulations in its residency training program. In July 2004, simulation training moved to a vacated emergency department and operating room facility located on the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center campus. This location offers unique opportunities to explore a wide variety of training scenarios, including mass casualty events, multiple patient encounters and a continuum of care from remote interventions through emergency room admissions and full surgical interventions. In 2005, the inventory of high fidelity simulators was increased. This included the addition of the Laerdal SimBaby, for which the UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research acted as a development beta site. In 2006, a full time administrative director and a technical specialist were hired to support increased teaching activity.


FACILITY:  The UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) is located in a large facility spanning approximately 24,000 square feet and is divided into two areas in the Pavilion building on the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center campus.

The Main Simulation and Conference/Instruction Area is comprised of a 
7,000 square-foot area that occupies a former hospital emergency department. This area is supported by an additional 800 square-foot conference and instructional area.

The Operating Room Simulation and Instruction Area
is a 14,000 square-foot area that contains 12 operating rooms. It is supported by an additional 1,900 square-foot instruction area.