The course is a full day of immersive simulation education. Participants will spend time being familiarized with the high-fidelity mannequin in the simulated environment before taking turns to manage realistic anesthesia-inspired critical events.
The simulated scenarios will focus on decision-making in the immediate management of hypoxemia and hypotension in the extended anesthesia workplace. In addition, it will also cover aspects of crisis and resource management including: communication and teamwork skills.
State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is used to enhance the event debriefing which takes place after every simulated event.
This course is not an assessment where participants pass or fail
Small course size: 4-6 participants with 2-3 facilitators per course
Participate in at least one scenario in the "hot seat" as the primary anesthesiologist
Reflect on personal and team performance in debrief sessions
University of Colorado is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network endorsed site
It has been designed to fulfill one requirment of the American Board of Anesthesiology's (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology. Attendance, along with completion of the ASA online evaluation and follow-up survey, will satisfy the Part IV-Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement requirement.
Acquire or further develop an effective skill set to work in a team environment to provide optimal patient care in critical situations.
Develop and improve communication skills in complex clinical situations, including hemodynamic disturbances, as well as rare life-threatening events.
Define personal leadership techniques and style for effective situational awareness, assertiveness, and decision making in critical, life-threatening patient care situations.
Describe personal areas of practice improvement that will directly impact patient care in the perioperative period as a result of participation in this simulation experience.
Develop and hone skills as an integral leader of the healthcare team and improve the culture of patient safety in your practice area and hospital overall.