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Anesthesiologists Improve Their Practice After Simulation Training Program.

This online publication ahead of the print article in Anesthesiology, The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, describes a study of the first cohort of anesthesiologists to participate in the Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiologists (MOCA) simulation requirement.

 Link: http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleID=2199533

 http://www.asahq.org/newsroom/news-releases/2015/03/moca-simulation-program-journal

Chicago – March 12, 2015 – In 2010, the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) introduced a mannequin-based simulation program to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). According to a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of ASA, an overwhelming majority of physician anesthesiologists who participated in the simulation program successfully implemented their practice improvements.

The study examined 634 participants and found that, after participating in the simulation program and making a commitment to change, 94 percent of physician anesthesiologists implemented practice improvements.

“The participants’ acceptance rate of the simulation program was extremely encouraging,” said Randolph H. Steadman, M.D., M.S., professor and vice chair, Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Many physician anesthesiologists went above and beyond expectations, using the opportunity to improve their knowledge, enhance their work environment and implement teamwork skills.”

Dr. Steadman and his colleagues studied simulation course data from January 2010 to December 2012. Course participants listed at least three practice improvement plans they would implement after the course, such as enhancing communication among care team members, improving care transitions of medically complex cases and adopting useful cognitive aids such as checklists. After the course was completed, participants were contacted on a monthly basis to report the completion level of their improvement plans. Researchers found that 94 percent of participants described successfully implementing at least one improvement plan within three months after the course, and 79 percent reported implementing three or more practice improvements within the same period. 

The American Board of Medical Specialties requires all disciplines to complete a Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) program. While many specialties can complete the requirement with measurements such as improvements based on chart review, physician anesthesiologists require a more realistic setting because they often care for patients in complex cases. Simulation allows physician anesthesiologists to experience and reflect on their performance during crisis situations when patient care is most critical. On a daily basis physician anesthesiologists use their extensive knowledge, years of training and management skills to make crucial decisions in challenging situations.

“Simulation experiences encourage active learning and motivate personal and team improvement,” continued Dr. Steadman. “Further research on this topic can help us further refine the program.”

 

CMS Adds New ACRM-MOCA Workshops for 2012 – 2013

Crisis Resource Management Training for Anesthesiologists
Meets the MOCA® Part IV Simulation Requirement

The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS Cambridge, MA) has just updated the 2012 – 2013 schedule for its one day Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) workshop for practicing anesthesiologists. These workshops meets the MOCA® Part IV simulation requirement and have been approved for continuing education credits by the CRICO/Risk Management foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions. CRICO/RMF 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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.This activity is designed to be suitable for 7.5 hours of Risk Management Study in Massachusetts.

CMS’ Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management workshops are designed for those anesthesiologists seeking to practice their skills in managing critical events. The overall focus of these workshops is on learning the type of teamwork and generic skills needed when managing any kind of infrequent but critical event in anesthesia and opportunities will be made available to learn skills in managing certain specific events. During the workshops, participants requiring MOCA® certification will each have a turn as the primary anesthesiologist caring for the patient.

The Center for Medical Simulation is an endorsed program in the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Simulation Education Network, and has ensured that this workshop complies with the American Board of Anesthesiologists’ Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia MOCA® Part IV simulation requirements. MOCA® is a registered certification mark of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.   

Go to http://www.harvardmedsim.org/moca-registration.php to apply for this Workshop or contact Gary M. Rossi COO at 617.768.8267  – grossi@harvardmedsim.org .

ACRM – MOCA® Workshop Schedule through June 30, 2013
All workshops are held at 65 Landsdowne Street Cambridge, MA (Between MIT and Harvard Square)

2012
June 4, 7, 11
September 6, 17, 24
October 1, 4, 22, 29
November 12, 26
December 3, 17 

2013 (Through June 30)
January, 7, 10, 14, 17
February 4, 11, 14, 25
March 4, 18, 25
April 8, 11, 22, 25
May 6, 20
June 3, 10, 17, 24

CMS will schedule private workshops for teams of 5 or more.

Call or email Gary M. Rossi COO for more information.
617.768.8267
grossi@harvardmedsim.org
www.harvardmedsim.org

Captain Chesley ” Sully” Sullenberger visits CMS

 

Last Thursday CMS had the honor of hosting Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger”.  Captain Sullenberger is the pilot who safely landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January, 2009 saving everyone on board after his aircraft hit a flock of birds knocking out both engines after takeoff. Captain Sullenberger, who retired from US Airways after thirty years of services in March, 2010, is a recognized expert on airline safety.  He’s  served as an instructor and as the Air Line Pilots Association Safety Chairman where his safety work led to the development of the Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular. Captain Sullenberger was instrumental in developing and implementing the Crew Resource Management course that is used by US Airways.  Since 2007 he has run his own consulting firm, Safety Reliability Methods (SRM), Inc. which provides expert solutions to complex problems involving safety, high performance, and high reliability in the aviation industry. And, this past May he became the Aviation and Safety Expert for CBS News. Captain Sullenberger is  interested in learning more about what can be done to improve safety in the healthcare sector and visited CMS to see the cutting edge work we’re doing using simulation to help improve the quality and safety of care delivered to patients.

CMS Schedules MOCA Workshops for 2011

Meet the MOCA® Part IV Simulation Requirements and Receive  7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Education Credits 
  
The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) has scheduled twenty Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) Workshops for the first half of 2011. These intensive one day workshops meet the MOCA® Part IV simulation requirement and have been approved for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 continuing education credits. They are also eligible for Risk Management Study. The tuition is $1,500. 
 
Additional Saturday and weekday courses may be scheduled pending demand. CMS welcomes entire teams from your group by special arrangement. To register and to learn more about CMS’ Anesthesia Crisis Management Training course, go to the CMS website, or contact CMS at
info@harvardmedsim.org. Click here for a PDF describing the workshop.

The Center for Medical Simulation is an endorsed program in the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Simulation Education Network, and has ensured that this workshop complies with the American Board of Anesthesiologists’ Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia MOCA® Part IV simulation requirements. MOCA® is a registered certification mark of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc. 
     
CMS Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management workshops are designed for those anesthesiologists seeking to practice their skills in managing critical events. The overall focus of these workshops is on learning the type of teamwork and generic skills needed when managing any kind of infrequent but critical event in anesthesia and opportunities will be made available to learn skills in managing certain specific events. During the workshops, participants requiring MOCA® certification will each have a turn as the primary anesthesiologist caring for the patient. CMS ACRM WORKSHOP  – Meets MOCA® Part IV Simulation Requirement
Special thanks to Atomic newsletter service, who took care of the newsletter distribution announcing the workshops

TUITION: $1,500 per attendee 

SCHEDULE – February through June, 2011
February 7, 10, 14, 24, 28
March 7, 10, 14, 21, 24
April 4, 7, 11, 25
May 9, 16, 21, 26
June 2, 6  
 
 
 
 

 

 

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