Professional Development and Simulation Education

Featured Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.  Learn More

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest in pediatric emergencies. The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and emergencies in the pediatric population.  Learn More

 

Professional Development and Simulation Education

iSIM - Improving Simulation Instructional Methods

This introductory course, which was designed at the UM Gordon Center and the WISER Simulation Center at University of Pittsburgh, has been offered across the US and internationally. The course runs as a mix of short lecture/discussion sessions followed by hands-on practice opportunities to design, run, and debrief several mini-simulation teaching scenarios. This course is offered at alternating sites between the Simulation Hospital and the Gordon Center.

 

 

Simulation Education Professional Development Series

Overview of the PEARLS Debriefing Tool
Simulation educators have recognized the essential role of debriefing in simulation learning to help transform experience into learning. Debriefing is a facilitated reflection in the cycle of experiential learning to help identify and close gaps in knowledge and skills. PEARLS [Promoting Excellence And Reflective Learning in Simulation] is a framework for a blended approach to debriefing proposed by Drs. Walter Eppich and Adam Cheng. This self-directed learning session will serve as a guide for using the PEARLS approach for simulation debriefings. This course is available for continuing nursing professional development credit.  Learn More

Rapid Cycle Debriefing
Simulation debriefings have traditionally been conducted at the end of a scenario. However, in some cases waiting until the end of the scenario to discuss the performance made it hard for learners to connect their actions and thoughts at the time, to what went right or wrong. This is particularly true for scenarios like an ACLS algorithm, the steps for emergency airway management, or a trauma resuscitation – where the sequence of knowledge and skills is guided by algorithms or protocols. Rapid cycle debriefing moves debriefing and feedback into the scenario itself, the immediate opportunity to Pause-Reflect-Correct. This self-directed learning session will serve as a guide for using Rapid Cycle Debriefing as an alternative approach for specific simulation debriefings. This course is available for continuing nursing professional development credit.  Coming Soon

The Role of Pre-Briefing in Patient Simulation
While simulation educators are familiar with the role of debriefing following a simulation scenario, pre-briefing on the front end is often overlooked. Pre-briefing is essential tosimulation success and may enhance debriefing and reflection. What should be included in a pre-briefing and how does it relate to the scenario design and objectives? Will a pre-brief give away the patient diagnosis or surprise element of the scenario? How does the debrief at the end relate to the pre-brief at the front? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the This self-directed learning session will serve as a guide for using Pre-Briefing in patient simulation. This course is available for continuing nursing professional development credit.  Coming Soon

 

Custom Designed Simulation Education Courses and Consultation

New to simulation or looking to expand your knowledge or facility space for patient simulation? Let use custom design a course for you that can be presented at our facility or yours. While there is a lot of information available today about simulation education, it can be overwhelming if you are new and it may not fit your specific needs. Let our team of experienced simulation educators help customize a course for you and your institution. Listed below are customizable course topics that we offer. For more information contact: Zuzer Calero, Director of S.H.A.R.E.™ Operations, by email: zcalero@miami.edu or by phone: 305-284-2709.

Introduction to Simulation-based Education

Designed to provide an overview of the theoretical basis for incorporating simulation into health professions education. The course incorporates a guided immersive experience for participants in the progression of simulation scenario development, simulation execution, and scenario debriefing.

Simulation Instructor Development

Designed for new instructors, this interactive course provides an introductory foundation for simulation-based education. Participants learn the principles of experiential learning including various types of simulation instruction, scenario design and debriefing strategies.  

Simulation Debriefing

Designed for new instructors, this interactive course provides an evidence-based overview of common debriefing methods utilized in healthcare simulation-based education. Emphasis is placed on selection and use of debriefing methods that best fit for the learner and simulation objectives.

Design and Building Your Simulation Center

Designed for faculty, administrators and simulation support specialist who will be tasked with the planning, design, and building (or expanding) a healthcare simulation center. Emphasis is placed on matching learner and educational objectives to physical design and operational workflow of the Simulation Center.

Simulation Operations and Support Specialist Development

Designed for new simulation operations specialists focusing on essential tasks associated with the daily operations and maintenance of a simulation center. An overview of simulation-based education is presented followed by interactive sessions focused on scenario set-up, basic manikin operations, AV and IT support, and scenario execution.