Labor and Delivery Team Simulation Courses

Improving Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management for Labor and Delivery Clinicians


Course Details

For obstetrical nurses, midwives, obstetricians and anesthesiologists

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    Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians (L&DCRM-1)

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    Eligible Credits
    7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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    Course Duration
    1 Day

For those who have previously taken Learning Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians (L&DCRM-1), this full day experiential course refines and advances principles of CRM for application in real clinical settings.

Course Topics Include:

Discussion of how participants are applying crisis resource management principles in clinical practice:

  • Clarifying roles
  • Communicating effectively
  • Using support
  • Managing resources
  • Maintaining situation awareness

Participants Will:

  • Understand and practice the clinical management of high stakes low frequency critical events occurring on Labor and Delivery including resuscitation of mother and newborn
  • Participate in deliberate practice of teamwork skills applicable to Labor and Delivery to improve management of crisis situations, including the role of event manager, and practice communication strategies including closed loop communication, explicit communication and narrative thinking
  • Practice briefing and periodic re-briefing with the team
  • Understand current theories of diagnostic problem solving and strategies to avoid fixation, and how these strategies can improve decision making and diagnostic skills during critical events

Course Requirements

Do not sign up for a course that is full, or if you have not completed the L&DCRM-1 course, without the prior permission of a L&D Course Director.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:

Improving Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians 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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is designed to be suitable for 7.25 hours of Risk Management study in Massachusetts.

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 site. Nurses from other states should check with their respective State Board or credentialing body for guidance on this process.

ABOG-approved Simulation Course:
Meets the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement

We are very pleased to announce that the Center for Medical Simulation’s Improving Teamwork and Crisis Resource Management (CRM) for Labor and Delivery Clinicians course is now approved to meet the ABOG Part IV Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2015-2017.

Beginning in 2015, ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. Please review the 2015 ABOG MOC Bulletin for further information.

Physicians $2,050 USD
Midwives $950 USD
Nurses & Technicians $385 USD


If you have any questions regarding pricing, payment, or our enrollment and cancellation policy, please Contact Us.

Enrollment Policy

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.

Cancellation Policy

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

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Payment Policy

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.

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