MOCA® Simulation Course
Fulfill requirements of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® in a supportive environment with minimal impact on your schedule.
Upcoming Course Dates
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) are proud to offer physicians an opportunity to attend a simulation course in crisis resource management that fulfills one requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) Part IV, and provides CME credits that can be applied to MOCA® Part III.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Crisis resource management courses involve the health care process of low volume, high-risk cases. This course will provide participants with a cognitive and procedural review of the treatment of life-threatening conditions requiring rapid, definitive care. Crisis resource management scenarios also address interprofessional teamwork, which the Institute of Medicine identified as one of the core competencies needed for health professionals to be effective in the 2003 publication, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality.
This day-long activity takes place in the state-of-the-art F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at TTUHSC Lubbock. Prepared specifically for practicing anesthesiologists, the course aims to provide review, preparation and practice for high-acuity situations, all in a comfortable and supportive environment. The course includes:
- Introduction to the principles of crisis resource management
- Extensive orientation to all mannequins and equipment
- A ventricular fibrillation scenario for orientation purposes
- Advanced airway skills workshop and review
- Simulated cases using state-of-the-art equipment
- Debriefing sessions after each simulation
- Practice and discussion of interprofessional teamwork skills
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of supraglottic airway devices, intubation styles, fiber optic endoscopes and video laryngoscopes individually and in combination
- Demonstrate the management of significant hypoxemia from any cause, including the difficult airway
- Demonstrate the management of significant hemodynamic instability
- Describe the principles of crisis resource management and their importance for patient safety
- Demonstrate the principles of crisis resource management as part of an interprofessional team caring for a simulated patient
- Explain and experience the importance of providing a “safe environment” as utilized in debriefing
Our convenient course schedule is designed to allow for departure during the afternoon, allowing attendees to return home with minimal impact on their busy schedules.
06:30 - 07:00 Breakfast (provided)
07:00 - 07:45 Principles of Crisis Resource Management & How Simulation Applies to MOCA Process
07:45 - 08:30 Center/equipment orientation with participation in ventricular fibrillation scenario
08:30 - 10:00 Skill Review Stations: Airway Management/Intraosseous Access/Ultrasound Scanning for Vascular Preservation
10:00 - 11:00 Scenario and debriefing
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch (provided)
11:30 - 12:30 Scenario and debriefing
12:30 - 13:30 Scenario and debriefing
13:30 - 14:30 Scenario and debriefing
Physician Credit Designation
TTUHSC designates this live activity for a maximum of seven AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
This simulation course fulfills one requirement of MOCA® Part IV. CME hours can be applied to MOCA® Part III. Please consult the ABA website for a list of all MOCA® requirements
TTUHSC is an endorsed program of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Fee and Registration
The course fee is $1,600 and can be paid by check or major credit card. Download the registration form and submit it along with payment information. Please wait until your registration is confirmed by the course director before making travel plans.
Course dates are designated as "confirmed" when a minimum number of participants has registered. Course dates are designated as "pending" until enough participants have registered. TTUHSC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course and refund registration fees if a minimum number of registrants is not met.
For a complete list of course dates, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists event calendar.
Lubbock is easily accessible by major commercial airlines, with daily direct flights to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) from major national hubs in Dallas, Denver, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Las Vegas, El Paso and Albuquerque. The TTUHSC campus is nine miles from the airport. Please wait until your registration is confirmed by the course director before making travel plans.
Lodging and Meals
Registrants traveling from outside the Lubbock area can choose from more than 4,800 hotel rooms in the city or take advantage of special conference rates, when reserved by phone, at these conveniently located hotels:
Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Staybridge Suites Hotel
2525 19th St.
While you're in town, take some time to explore Lubbock, a city of more than 250,000 at the center of the South Plains of Texas. Combining small-town charm with big-city opportunities, Lubbock offers plenty to see and do ranging from world class museums to some of the state's best wineries. The home of music legend Buddy Holly, Lubbock has a rich cultural heritage and exciting night life. Get more information about visiting Lubbock.
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