Length of course: Overview
The inclusion of simulation education as a Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement activity by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) highlights the importance of simulation-based education for the practicing anesthesiologist. The center proudly received endorsement by the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) in December 2013. This endorsement enables the Maryland Anesthesiology Program in Simulation to serve the national community through involvement in MOCA simulation initiatives and as a member of the ASA Simulation Education Network. The center is happy to offer a first-rate, value-oriented educational course in a high-fidelity simulated environment specifically designed for ASA members. This simulation course fulfills one requirement of the ABA's MOCA Program Part IV. Please consult the ABA website for a list of all MOCA requirements to board-certified anesthesiologists as they enter into the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) process. Our goal will be to fulfill the Part IV Simulation education course requirements as stated in the ABA’s MOCA process.
Physicians will actively participate in realistic simulation scenarios that require management of airway events, (hypoxia, hypoventilation, hypocarbia, etc.), as well as hemodynamic compromise. These sessions will include the practical application of algorithms to manage perioperative events as well as highlight teamwork skills. In every course, participants will actively manage realistic simulation scenarios that can demonstrate their clinical and technical skills, as well as their ability to engage in teamwork and communication. The participant to instructor ratio will ensure a quality learning experience.
Every course for participants without simulation experience begins with pre-briefing to discuss the educational goals and objectives. Additionally, participants are introduced to the simulator capabilities in order to have knowledge of a baseline physical exam on a "healthy simulation".
Each scenario will be immediately followed by a debriefing that will include review of the relevant clinical and technical actions as well as the examples of team dynamics and communication skills. All video recordings are for the benefit of the participant and will not be released, and will be used to complement the debriefing experience. Each participant will rotate through different roles in the scenario, acting as primary anesthesiologist (“hot seat”) at least once.
Each simulation training program will be offered in a single one day session with breakfast, lunch, and refreshments provided. Please check back often as future sessions will be added.
After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to:
The Medical Simulation Center is currently taking reservation for upcoming courses. Complete the course registration form to reserve your space today. You will be contacted by a member of the center with information on the course and required deposit to hold your spot. You may also print the brochure and mail or fax to contact provided on form found below.
Participants can cancel a reservation up until 30 days prior to their scheduled session without charge. After this date their registration fee is non refundable. A rescheduled reservation will assess a $125 charge unless the spot can be filled from the wait-list.
This course is a designated AMA PRA Category 1 activity in which the participants will receive credits towards their continuing medical education development needs.