Last Updated 02/07/11

Educational Resources

Virtual Anesthesia Textbook
A virtual textbook of anesthesia that attempts to organize all internet resources on anesthesia into one concise, textbook style website.

Toronto General Hospital Department of Anesthesia Perioperative Interactive Education (PIE)
This site offers an array of educational resources, from online patient simulations to 3D anatomical visualizations,
aimed at improving medical education outcomes.


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
The pioneer organization dedicated to assuring patient safety. Formed in 1985 with the mission that "no patient shall be harmed from anesthesia," the APSF has been the leader in the proactive, successful efforts to dramatically improve the safety of anesthesia administration and reduce adverse events (quote from website). The first chapter of the APSF anesthesia machine workbook was developed with APSF funding. The APSF workbook will be presented at the APSF booth at the upcoming annual ASA meeting in San Francisco (10/2003).

The American Society of Anesthesiologists
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient (quote from website). The VAM was reviewed in the journal "Anesthesiology" and received two awards at the 2001 ASA meeting.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) is an international society that brings together researchers and healthcare providers that work in the field of simulation in healthcare.   SSIH is one of the fastest growing societies and its Medline-indexed journal Simulation in Healthcare has strong growth in circulation and impact. 

The Society for Technology in Anesthesia
An abstract about the VAM was awarded "outstanding abstract" at the 2000 STA meeting. Later versions of the VAM have been presented at the annual 2001 and 2002 STA meetings.

American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians
The ASATT is an educational organization whose goal is to provide opportunities for professional development and continuing education to Anesthesia Technicians and Technologists with a commitment to maintaining the highest standards for anesthesia support personnel (quote from website).

American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
A goal of the The American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists is to establish, evaluate and maintain the highest standards in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology by promoting establishment of educational facilities and clinical and research training in veterinary anesthesiology at the under-graduate and post-doctoral levels (quote from website).

University of Florida Academic Health Center-wide Simulation in Healthcare web site
This web site acts as a portal that identifies in a unifying, inclusive and consistent approach, UF simulation in healthcare personnel, activities, resources, services, projects and publications of diverse entities primarily at the UF Academic Health Center but also outside the UF Academic Health Center.

University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology has over the last quarter century, established a tradition of development of simulation technology.  It is the home where the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) mannequin patient simulator and the Virtual Anesthesia Machine Simulation portfolio were conceived.  The Department also runs the Center for Simulation, Safety & Advanced Learning Technology (CSSALT).