Simulation Instructor Training

Healthcare Simulation Essentials:
Design and Debriefing

(formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop)

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

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.

This course was formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop.

Tuition

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

Attendee $5,775 USD

Participant Comments:

"The course provided an opportunity to refresh my skills, learn new skills and debriefing techniques, and to have plenty of deliberate practice with early specific feedback."
"The educators modeled what they were teaching us throughout the course, which helped reinforce the concepts."
"The course is provided with respect and understanding to both learners and instructors who have passion for truth, safety, and the advancement of improved outcomes in healthcare through simulation."
"It was a privilege and pleasure to participate in this learning experience with such a talented and skillfull group of educators in the instructor cadre and fellow course participants."
"Course is conceived with exquisite detail to gain better understanding of the learner as well as the instructor."
"Enjoyed learning from a group of truly inspirational simulation educators/instructors who are world leaders in their fields in a safe supportive learning environment."
"Amazing faculty - committed to education, super involved and enthusiastic - also leaders in their fields and experts on the matter."
"Great opportunity to work in different groups and practice what we learned."
"Faculty were great and did a really good job creating a safe and friendly learning environment."
"Instructors modeled great behaviors on how to guide discussion and limit distractions and frustration."
"Great opportunities to practice developing, running, and debriefing sims."
"Great faculty, great progression of activities to build on what we have already learned."
"It was such a privilege to have attend this course when taught by such simulationistas. Amazing instructors."
"The educators were the absolute strength of the course - they were excellent, engaged, and thoughtful. "
"The faculty was absolutely amazing. The curriculum was very very well designed as expected and I learned a lot."
"This course has been an amazing experience - and I wish it could have been longer! "
"This course was excellent. Probably the best course I have attended."
"I like the many modalities that were used for teaching."
"I thought there was a really nice mix of didactic, group work, discussions, good use of videos and of course time to practice both designing and debriefing sims."

Course Topics Include:

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

Application Process

To apply for this course, you must:

Complete the online application form. No other information is needed

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 38 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, August 10, 2020 -
Friday, August 14, 2020
Online

Additional details coming soon. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Monday, September 14, 2020 -
Friday, September 18, 2020
Online

Additional details coming soon. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Monday, October 19, 2020 -
Friday, October 23, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, November 16, 2020 -
Friday, November 20, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, December 7, 2020 -
Friday, December 11, 2020
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, February 1, 2021 -
Friday, February 5, 2021
Online

Additional details coming soon. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
Friday, March 19, 2021
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, April 12, 2021 -
Friday, April 16, 2021
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, May 17, 2021 -
Friday, May 21, 2021
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA
Monday, June 21, 2021 -
Friday, June 25, 2021
Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), Boston, MA

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 Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design and Debriefing course (formerly known as the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop) and Advanced Instructor Course participants
  • $100 for administration and processing for MOCA, Anesthesia and Labor and Delivery Crisis Resource Management Training and Gateway Debriefing Skills 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.

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