Simulation Instructor Training

Comprehensive Instructor Workshop

Effective March 2020, the name of this course will be changed to
Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Course Details

For healthcare educators, directors or faculty of a current or prospective simulation program

  • Credits Earned
    Eligible Credits
    39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course Duration
    Course Duration
    5 days + Optional Online Activities

Recently updated to incorporate the latest advances in simulation and educational practice, this intensive course is led by some of the world’s leading simulation educators. Integrating theories from multiple disciplines, the course focuses on simulation design and debriefing using the Debriefing With Good Judgment© method. Topics also include assessment in simulation and strategic thinking to advance your simulation program. Attendees join a growing community of Center for Medical Simulation graduates who are positioned as leaders in the field. Daily formats vary and include simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, case studies, and practical exercises with feedback. Participants will create, run and debrief simulation cases and receive feedback on debriefing skills from leading debriefing experts.

Effective March 2020, the name of this course will be changed to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Tuition

Special pricing is available for institutions purchasing seats for groups of five or more. Please Contact Us for more information.

Attendee $5,775 USD

Participant Comments:

“Fantastic overview of educational theory and then immediately putting it into practice.”
"I gained a number of new and powerful tools that will be immediately useful in improving my courses and debriefing."
"I am in awe of the amount of magic that was crammed into 5 days!"

Course Topics Include:

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  • Creating a challenging and safe learning environment
  • Teaching clinical thinking and teamwork skills
  • Developing debriefing skills
  • Creating, conducting, and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios
  • Avoiding simulation pitfalls and ineffective debriefing techniques
  • Advancing simulation within one’s institution

Application Requirements:

To apply for this course, you must:

Fill out the online application form, then email the following two documents (email address provided in the confirmation message sent after submitting the online application form):

  1. A one-paragraph proposal for an institutional project you plan to initiate in your organization, where you: describe the current problem that your project will address, briefly describe your project, define the beneficiaries and expected accomplishments, identify the necessary resources and barriers to implementation, and describe how you will evaluate your project.
  2. A brief biosketch (not your complete CV) including: your position, specialty and professional experience; your educational background; any involvement in simulation-related professional organizations.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:

This course is sponsored by CRICO/RMF of the Harvard Medical Institutions. CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CRICO/RMF designates this live activity for a maximum of 39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses, midwives and other healthcare providers will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” with credit hours that may be converted to CEs or CEUs. Massachusetts-licensed nurses can find information about converting CME to CEU at this Mass.gov site. Nurses from other states should check with their respective State Board or credentialing body for guidance on this process.

Course Offerings

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Course Dates
Location
Notes
Monday, December 9, 2019 -
Friday, December 13, 2019
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

Course is full. Waiting list only.

Monday, March 16, 2020 -
Friday, March 20, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

Effective March 2020, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop will be renamed to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
Friday, April 10, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

Effective March 2020, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop will be renamed to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Monday, May 4, 2020 -
Friday, May 8, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

Effective March 2020, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop will be renamed to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
Friday, June 19, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

Effective March 2020, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop will be renamed to Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing.

Policies

Please review the important policy information below.

The Center for Medical Simulation accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars. Personal checks are not accepted. You will be receiving an invoice via email, no paper invoices are issued. Your payment is due immediately upon receipt.

If you have any questions regarding pricing or our policies, please Contact Us.

If you must cancel we will refund your tuition less a processing fee provided another paid candidate is able to fill your seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition. If you would like to switch to a course offered at a different date, we will apply your tuition toward the new course provided another paid candidate is able to fill your current seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition. If you still want to switch to another course date we will apply half of your paid tuition and you will be billed for the remaining half. Please note that the tuition for a course offered at a later date may be higher. In that case, individuals switching to the later course date will need to pay the difference in the tuition fees.

Processing Fees

  • $250 for administration and processing for Comprehensive Instructor Workshop and Advanced Instructor Course participants
  • $100 for administration and processing for DASH Rater Training Workshop, Online Debriefing Skills Workshop, the Feedback Course and Clinical Training course participants

If you have any questions regarding pricing or our policies, please Contact Us.

You will be informed of acceptance to your selected course/workshop by email within two weeks of our receiving your completed application. Your tuition is due immediately upon acceptance. Once accepted you will receive another email containing an invoice with payment instructions.

Please note that acceptance does not mean enrollment. Once accepted, you are placed on a wait list.

You are not enrolled, and do not have a reserved seat, until we have received your full tuition. Course seats are filled in the order we receive tuition payments. Since our courses fill quickly it is important for you to send in your tuition immediately to secure a seat.

Once your tuition payment is received, you will be taken off the wait list and enrolled in your desired course/workshop provided a seat is still available. If all seats in your preferred course/workshop are filled by the time we receive your tuition payment, you will be informed that it is full and given the option to remain on the wait list in the event that a seat later become available, switch to another course at a later date with available seats or receive a refund.

If you have any questions regarding pricing or our policies, please Contact Us.

Required to Observe or Participate in the Course

Confidentiality of Information

During your participation in courses run by the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), you may observe the performance of other individuals managing medical events and debriefing of those events. It is also possible that you may be a participant in these activities. You are asked to maintain and hold confidential all information regarding performance of individuals and details of the simulated cases.

By applying for this course, you acknowledge to having read and understood this statement and agree to maintain the strictest confidentiality about any observations you make regarding the performance of individuals and the simulated cases.

Permission to Review Video Recordings for Educational Purposes

During the course, you may participate in realistic simulated cases of medical events and/or simulated debriefings that may be video recorded for review during debriefings as part of the educational experience. The goal is for the facilitators to provide focused feedback to the team. The faculty may review these recordings at a later date for quality improvement of the training.

By applying for this course, you acknowledge to having read and understood that you may be video recorded in the course and agree to allow CMS faculty to review these video recordings for educational purposes.