Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology

The U-M Department of Anesthesiology and Clinical Simulation Center offer a simulation course for ABA Diplomates seeking MOCA® recertification. This course will satisfy the Part 4 Improvement in Medical Practice component. Information regarding requirements for fulfilling MOCA® is available at the ABA website. Simulation courses will continue to be a part of MOCA 2.0 beginning January 1, 2016. Learn more about MOCA 2.0 Part 4 requirements.

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Course Objectives
  1. Demonstrate the management of significant hypoxemia from any cause, including the difficult airway.
  2. Demonstrate the management of significant hemodynamic instability.
  3. Practice up-to-date techniques in a safe learning environment.
  4. Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management.
  5. Following the course, participants will implement the updated knowledge and skills in these areas that they learned from the course into their everyday practice.

Course Description

Duration: 6-8 hours
Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Sample Schedule
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. : Breakfast and introductions

8:30 – 9:20 a.m. : Scenario #1 and debriefing

9:20 – 10:10 a.m. : Scenario #2 and debriefing

10:10 – 10:25 a.m. : Break

10:25 - 11:15 a.m. : Scenario #3 and debriefing

11:15 – 11:55 am. : Scenario #4 and debriefing

11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Lunch

12:30 – 1:10 p.m. : Scenario #5 and debriefing

1:10 - 1:50 p.m. : Scenario #6 and debriefing

1:50 - 2:20 p.m. : Conclusions and course evaluation

The Simulation Course will begin with an orientation to the simulator and simulation environment. Each participant will then have the opportunity to participate in a clinical scenario as the anesthesiologist, assistant to the anesthesiologist and observer. The ABA stipulates that the course at a minimum cover the relevant topics of significant peri-operative hypoxemia and significant peri-operative hypotension. The U-M course has been created in a manner that not only incorporates these basic events, but also challenges the participant with more complex clinical events and the challenges associated with perioperative teamwork and communication. Scenarios will be followed by an interactive and instructive debriefing.

Through involvement in this course, participants are expected to implement modifications in their practice based on what was learned during the course regarding management of peri-operative hypotension, hypoxemia and crisis resource management. To receive credit for the course, participants will be required to submit a personal practice evaluation to the ABA within one to three months following course completion. Participation in this course is not graded.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOCA® and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® are registered trademarks of the The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.