Specialized Education at SHARE®

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

Category 5 Hurricane Mass Sheltering Exercise

A mass sheltering exercise transforms the Simulation Hospital into a Red Cross shelter, filled with volunteer "evacuees" seeking safety in advance of a major hurricane. Students must take on various roles, including shelter workers conducting client intake and assessments according to Red Cross protocols while carefully watching for signs of any infectious disease.

News articles about previously conducted courses:
Weather Ready Responders
Simulating Disaster to Train Humanitarians

Active Shooter Incident

With the increased occurrence of mass casualty incidents, the role of nurse-as-first-responder is being reimagined. Simulation scenarios conducted for nursing and MD/MPH students have included multiple explosions and an active shooters at Marlins Park who followed the victims into the hospital.

Infectious Disease / Pandemic Education and Training

Guided by principles of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, the simulation assesses students' clinical decision-making abilities, interaction with emergency first responders, and adherence to Centers for Disease Control infection-control guidelines for hospital settings.

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

Symposiums, Lectures, and Conferences

S.H.A.R.E.’s 280-seat auditorium is a vital setting where healthcare professionals, students, faculty, community members, industry and government agency partners gather on topics that advance healthcare education and delivery. Timely presentations have included disaster preparedness and response, warning signs of Medicare fraud and abuse, and the healthcare provider’s role and responsibilities in identifying patients who may be victims of human trafficking.