American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) MOCA simulation courses are high-caliber, immersive educational experiences. Among anesthesiologists who attended MOCA simulation courses, 98% found the experience was relevant to their clinical practice, and 94% reported the experience was likely to promote change in their clinical practice (McIvor et al. 2012). There are examples of practice improvements prompted by MOCA simulation course participation. ASA simulation courses provide anesthesiologists and their patients with a powerful advantage, as simulation education demonstrates a direct upgrade in patient safety and quality of care.
- Recognize the importance of the different components of crisis resource management, as a mean to identify the best possible strategies to address an intraoperative emergency.
- Be able to discuss different quality and patient safety strategies that could be implemented in his/her work areas.
- Recognize the importance of effective teamwork with fluent and appropriate communication strategies essential to a successful perioperative team.
- Demonstrate effective skills in diagnosis and management of significant hemodynamic instability, significant hypoxemia, and a difficult airway.
- Develop a practice improvement plan that they can apply to their own practice environment.
Simulation education is an innovative training method where anesthesiologists problem-solve in a setting closely replicating actual clinical experience during surgery. Courses realistically recreate challenging anesthesia crisis resource management scenarios. Each participant serves as the primary anesthesiologist for a scenario, a responder for others as well as an observer for some. Following each scenario, all participants engage in a facilitated, constructive conversation focused on practice improvement in the participants’ clinical setting. Additionally, the course offers advanced skills labs. The Participant-Instructor ratio is typically concentrated at 5:2.
You will not receive a grade. There is no test.No record is kept of the participants’ performance. The course is not pass/fail.What happens in the Simulation Center stays in the Simulation Center. The UAMS Simulation Center welcomes you to a supportive culture, in a safe, controlled learning environment.
Patient Safety Credits
This MOCA course is approved for up to 7.0 hours of patient safety continuing education.
For more information about MOCA simulation courses, please consult the American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network.