Simulation Instructor Course

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Date & Location
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:00 PM, Fairbanks Hall (FS), Indianapolis, IN

Target Audience
Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics


Incorporating simulation-based medical education (SBME) into your clinical practice can increase safety, decrease medical errors, improve clinical judgment and promote self-confidence.  Much different than the traditional “see, do, teach” educational methods most familiar to learners, SBME fully immerses learners in a realistic environment that promotes the cognitive, behavioral and technical skills used in their clinical practices.  This allows learners to pull from their own personal experiences, in a non-threatening way, to analyze and troubleshoot issues that may arise.

Through this intensive course, our multidisciplinary team will train healthcare providers at all levels of experience in the skills necessary to initiate a simulation program.  Learners will create scenarios based on their specific needs, execute those scenarios with practice using video, embedded participants and moulage for added realism, and then apply the debriefing techniques learned in the course.

The course can accommodate nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians at any academic center or in private practice, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, other allied health specialists, and medical educators within specialty area(s) of pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency medicine, neonatology, labor and delivery, and high risk obstetrics.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss simulation-based medical education as a learning tool;
  2. Apply aspects of simulation methodology that contribute to the development of effective scenario creation and execution;
  3. Apply techniques and knowledge learned to create a realistic scenario, set-up a simulation environment, and facilitate a scenario;
  4. Describe the basis for debriefing and qualities of a good debriefer;
  5. Identify characteristics of a difficult debriefing and begin to use specific strategies to manage each effectively; and
  6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using video in simulation.


Indiana University faculty, fellows, and residents may qualify for a discounted registration rate. Please contact Sarah Worrell, , for more information.

Cancellation Policy: All registrations are FINAL and no refunds will be issued. However, if you are unable to attend you may transfer your registration to another individual. If transferring registration, please reach out directly to the CME office at or call 317-274-0104.


The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Indiana University Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-412, 6/1/2019)

Nurses will receive 17.25 contact hours for time in attendance and submission of an evaluation.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.