Professional Development and Simulation Education

Featured Courses

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The National Council for Behavioral Health introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1 million individuals have been trained.  Learn More

Pre-Med Simulation Workshop

The SONHS Pre-Med Workshop links in-depth lectures on the workings of the human body, disease, and pharmacology with exciting activities in the Simulation Hospital. Students put theory into practice, learning on high-fidelity manikins how to suture wounds, evaluate an EKG, start an IV, intubate, administer adult and infant CPR, assess patients for stroke, and much more.  Learn More

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


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.

Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop for Advanced Practice Nursing Fundamentals and e-FAST Course

Course design focus on relational anatomy, technology and technique, and clinical application cases. Interactive classroom instruction and hands-on learning format incorporating virtual anatomy cadaver model, static anatomic models, and simulated and live POCUS case scenarios.

Interprofessional Patient Safety

Each year since 2013, the University of Miami’s Interprofessional Patient Safety Course has brought together nursing and medical students for a week of collaboration. Together they take on simulated patient encounters—with both high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients—to elicit the observations, questions and interactions that enhance communication and teamwork and help reduce error.

News articles about previously conducted courses:
The Art and Science of Patient Safety

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.