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About the Course

The OHSU Department of Anesthesiology and Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG) have joined together to produce simulation-based CME and MOCA® (part IV) opportunities for practicing anesthesiologists. This course is in keeping with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification guidelines. The Doctors Company, one of the largest medical malpractice carriers, has offered credit to those who attend this course. This day-long simulation-based course leverages crisis resource management principles to provide the participant with an enriched opportunity to experience com-mon and uncommon critical events in anesthesia practice. The faculty uses multiple teaching strategies to reinforce the concepts that have been identified as critical within the quality and patient safety movement.

The OHSU Anesthesia Simulation Service is an ASA Endorsed Simulation Program and as such part of the ASA Simulation Education Network. It is recognized for its high quality and ability to deliver simulation-based continuing education for practicing anesthesiologists.

Course Schedule 

7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration Morning: Critical Event Training Part I: Core Concepts, Simulation Scenarios & Group Learning Working Lunch: Interactive Session: Multi-tasking in the OR Afternoon: Critical Event Training Part II: Simulation Scenarios & Group Learning Sessions include multiple scenarios and interactive discussions.
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Residency Education

Simulation is integrated throughout the residency curriculum with and emphasis on cognitive and behavioral skill acquisition and refinement. 

  • The curriculum is spiraled and adaptive to resident level and experience. All objectives are tightly integrated with ACGME core competencies.
  • All residents must attend two simulation sessions per year
  • Crisis Resource management (CRM) is laced throughout the curriculum.
  • Simulation methods primarily use manikin-based simulation along with reflective and formative debriefing.
  • The emphasis of the simulation experience is on the development of cognitive and behavioral skills that are the cornerstone of the proficient physician
  • Scenarios vary from preoperative to intraoperative and postoperative, and represent cases that trainees are likely to encounter in their careers. Unusual and rare events are also covered in their three years with the program.

Continuing Medical Education and recertification - APOM Simulation Services has established unique partnerships with community physicians and providers to have high experienced simulation faculty that are truly representative of the academic and private clinical sectors.

The Service is Directed by Dr. Michael Seropian, the previous President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is now entering its 10th year of operation. 

An innovative simulation program that provides a unique opportunity for practicing anesthesiologists and trainees to reliably acquire core decision-making, leadership, communication, and team skills.

Critical Events Team Training (CETT):

  • The program has conducted over 12 course on over the last two years to practicing anesthesiologists (MOCA and CME eligible).
  • ACLS certification using simulation (AHA certification, and CME eligible)