Simulation Course for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)
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The American Board of Anesthesiology recognizes simulation training as an innovative
and experiential approach to the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement
component in Part IV of Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®).
Completion of this simulation course and post-course requirements satisfies one
requirement of the ABA’s MOCA®
program. Please consult the
ABA website for a list of all MOCA® requirements by certification year.
Simulation courses for MOCA® are co-sponsored by the Northwestern Center for Clinical
Simulation in the Department of Anesthesiology and Simulation Technology and Immersive
Learning in Center for Learning and Education at Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine.
Both facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art high fidelity full body adult
and pediatric simulators, audiovisual equipment for debriefing, and staff to provide
realistic simulated events. Simulation-based education offerings are available for the spectrum
of healthcare provider training, from nursing and medical students, to residents,
to practicing physicians and nurses.
- Discuss the clinical management of the scenarios presented during the course.
- Identify systems challenges and possible solutions to these challenges.
- Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills.
- Analyze one’s own performance and consider areas for potential change.
Duration: 7 hours (8:00 AM to 3:00 PM). Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Category I CME credit is provided.
Participants will receive an orientation to the simulation environment and patient
mannequin at the beginning of this single day course. The participants will engage
in providing team-based patient care covering a range of peri-operative critical
events in a variety of settings. Each participant will play an active role as a
main anesthesia care provider for at least one scenario, and function as helpers
or observers for other scenarios. Building on the basic components of hypoxemia
and hemodynamic disturbances, simulated clinical events will also incorporate complex
or rare critical events as well as challenges in teamwork and communication. This
course is NOT a test and performance is NOT GRADED. Rather, each scenario is accompanied
by a detailed, interactive peer debriefing led by an instructor. Advance preparation
is not necessary.
To receive credit for satisfactory completion of the simulation course for MOCA®,
participants will submit an online course evaluation and identify 3 areas for practice
improvement within 3 days of course completion. Participants will then submit a
follow-up report to the ASA 1-3 months following the simulation course. Upon submission
of these elements, the ASA will notify the ABA that the simulation requirement has
been completed. No report or record of performance is given to the ABA.
MOCA® and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® are
registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.
For questions, please contact Tija Berzins by email or phone (312.503.4022).
Christine Park, MD
Course Fees and Cancellation
- Full course fee: $1700
- Early-bird registration up to 6 weeks before course: $1600
- Alumni of Northwestern FSM or Anesthesiology Residency please email email@example.com
for alumni discount code.
- Current faculty of Northwestern University Department of Anesthesiology or Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Department of Anesthesiology
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for faculty discount code.
- More than 3 weeks prior to event = Full refund minus a $75 administrative charge
- Less than 3 weeks prior to event will NOT BE REFUNDED
- Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
- The Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity..
Disclaimer: All instructors and staff participating in Simulation for MOCA courses have agreed
to maintain confidentiality of the identity and details of performance of participants.
By registering for this course I agree to maintain confidentiality of 1) the details
of specific scenarios 2) observations about the performance of specific individuals,
and 3) specific identity of comments/opinions stated during the course.