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Simulation-Based Education for Anesthesia Maintenance of Certification

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Conference ID

B6469C

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Preregistered participants have been or will be notified via email of the cancellation of the March 21, 2020, session of this program. With any questions about registration fee refunds for that session, email ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Purpose

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia Part IV Requirement: Simulation Education Course

The ABA’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) program consists of four parts. Full credit for Part IV, also known as Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI), can be obtained by attending one simulation-based CRM course and completing the follow-up questionnaire every five years.

Penn State College of Medicine Clinical Simulation Center is an ASA-accredited simulation program offering ABA-endorsed courses eligible for MOCA credit. Participants must be board-certified or board-eligible anesthesiologists, regardless of whether MOCA credit is sought.

Anesthesiologists who achieved ABA board certification in 2004 or later are required to participate in appropriate activities that meet the minimum standards every five years. Completing a simulation education course at an endorsed simulation center and reporting the performance improvement plan meets this minimum standard.

See details about all MOCA requirements on the ABA website.

Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • demonstrate appropriate recognition and medical response to hemodynamic variability in a simulated case;
  • demonstrate appropriate recognition and medical response to a difficult airway situation; and
  • demonstrate and practice teamwork and communication skills in the context of anesthesia practice.

Agenda

  • 8 a.m. | Hands-on skills practice
    Difficult airway skills
    Intraosseous access
  • 9:30 a.m. | Advanced Crisis Resource Management
    Hershey Team STEPPS teamwork philosophy and practice based on traditional crisis resource management and AHRQ Team STEPPS techniques. Participate in three group simulation cases.
  • 12:15 p.m. | Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. | Anesthesiology “Hall of Horrors”
    Participate in four challenging simulation cases taken from real disasters or near misses. Each session is followed by a debriefing discussion and review of cases with peers and experts.
  • 3:30 p.m. | Final debrief and discussion session
  • 4 p.m. | Wrapup paperwork and ASA evaluation
  • 4:15 p.m. | Dismissal

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program includes 7.5 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

Fee

Fee is $1,750 per person, which includes cost of instruction, printed handout materials and all listed meals.

Accommodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. See lodging options in the Hershey area.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

For Details

With questions regarding registration, call Dawn Gesford at 717-531-6483.

With questions regarding content or location of course, call Ashley Trumbo at 717-531-7988.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel 814-863-0471/TTY. US M.Ed. B6469C

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