Simulation in Anesthesia for the Practicing Anesthesiologist (MOCA Simulation Course)
Simulation in Anesthesia for the Practicing Anesthesiologist is a one-day, immersive, experiential learning course that fulfills the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) Part IV (Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement) simulation education requirement. Course participants will experience and observe difficult patient-care challenges that occur frequently or infrequently in clinical practice, present substantial risk to patients, and require teamwork, leadership, communication, and decision-making skills. Each participant will play the role of the responsible anesthesia provider for at least one scenario and observe or serve as a secondary responder for other scenarios. All scenarios are followed by an instructor-guided, group debriefing. During the course, participants refresh their skills in managing critical events, leading and participating in team interactions, and organizing and utilizing various available resources, conducted in a safe, relaxed, and supportive learning environment. There is no test or grade for this course!
Elements of Comptence
In addition to knowledge, this activity has been designed to change learner competence and performance and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems based practice, professionalism, interpersonal skills and communication.
Practicing anesthesiologists seeking to review and improve their knowledge and management and communication skills through simulation-based critical event exposure.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) diplomats seeking to fulfill their Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) Part IV simulation education requirement.
- Review basic principles of crew and crisis resource management and team communication in the context of the practice of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
- Immerse learners in difficult patient-care challenges that occur frequently or infrequently in clinical practice and present substantial risk of patient morbidity or mortality.
- Expose through instructor-facilitated, reflective debriefing, personal or system-based targets suitable for personal skill, knowledge, practice pattern, or quality improvement initiatives.
- Fulfill the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) Part IV simulation education requirement of the ABA MOCA® program.
List three basic principles of crew and crisis resource management.
- Discuss the basic principles and clinical management of critical events and challenges presented during the course.
- Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills.
- Identify targets for personal or systems-based practice improvement.
7:45 am Check-in and breakfast
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Learning space familiarization
Crisis resource management, team work, and communication lecture
9:00 am Scenario #1 and debriefing
9:50 am Break
10:00 am Scenario #2 and debriefing
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Scenario #3 and debriefing
11:50 am Lunch with group PPAI discussion
12:45 pm Scenario #4 and debriefing
1:35 pm Break
1:45 pm Scenario #5 and debriefing
2:35 pm Break
2:45 pm Scenario #6 and debriefing
3:30 pm Course wrap up, evaluations, and review of learning
4:00 pm Course adjournment
Participants are responsible for arranging lodging and transportation to and from the UW Health Simulation Center as needed. There are several local hotels in the area: Map
The Best Western Plus InnTowner is located within walking distance at 2424 University Avenue. Depending on availability, the hotel may offer a discount rate for course attendees. Call 608-233-8778 to check on availability and use the group booking code MOCAMMDD (where MMDD is replaced with the month and day of the course, without leading zeroes, e.g., MOCA826 for a course held on August 26th or MOCA1216 for a course held on December 16th) when making your reservation.
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It is the policy of UW Health and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME/MOCA® activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME/MOCA® staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.
MOCA® Course Director
Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS
Michael Hannaman, MD
Kenneth Van Dyke, MD
Karl Willmann, MD
Karin Zuegge, MD
Richard E. Galgon, MD, MS
Krystle K. Campbell
Cathy Means, MS
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
MOCA® Credit Statement
The Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) endorsed center offering a one-day simulation training course in anesthesia crisis management that fulfills the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) Part IV simulation education requirement. Completion of the course provides board-certified anesthesiologists with MOCA® credit for one Part IV component. Please consult the ABA website, for a list of all other MOCA® requirements. MOCA® and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.
- 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.73 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours