Train-the-Trainer Simulation

Sunday, 22 September 2019
08:00 - 17:00


Course Description

This course will provide background and hands on training on developing, fine-tuning, and running successful simulation education scenarios. Discussion on simulation in healthcare education, appropriate scenario creation, running a scenario, rescuing a failing scenario, and appropriate debriefing will be discussed. We will make use of hands on training from experienced simulation educators and the onsite use of a Laerdal 3G SimMan.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the background and history of simulation in medical education.
  2. Write cases appropriate to learner level with appropriate level learning objectives.
  3. Understand the how cognitive bias and overload effects simulation training.
  4. Practice different techniques for debriefing post simulation.
  5. Run and troubleshoot simulations.

Course Fee

  • Organizing Society Member (AAEM, MAEM): $325 USD
  • Non-Member: $375 USD
    *course fee includes boxed lunch
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Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, 22 September 2019

08:00 – 08:05

Registration / Introduction
Michael D. Smith, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

08:05 – 08:20

History of Sim
Michael Falk, MD FAAP FRCP

08:20 – 08:50

Case Development
Steven McLaughlin, MD

08:50 – 09:20

Cognitive Bias
Jason Wagner, MD

09:20 – 11:50

Case Writing
All Faculty

11:50 – 12:50


12:50 – 13:35

Danielle Hart, MD

13:35 – 14:05

Debrief Practice
All Faculty

14:05 – 14:30

Rescuing Scenarios
Jason Wagner, MD

14:30 – 15:00

Scenario #1 Run
All Faculty

15:00 – 15:40

Scenario #1 Debrief
All Faculty

15:40 – 16:10

Scenario #2 Run
All Faculty

16:10 – 16:50

Scenario #2 Debrief
All Faculty

16:50 – 17:00

Course Wrap-Up
All Faculty

Target Audience

This course would be useful for the emergency care practioner (physician, advanced practice provider, EMS) who has an interest or role in educating others in emergency medical care.


Course Director

Michael D. Smith, MD MBA CPE FAAEM
Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, USA



Michael Falk, MD FAAP FRCP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending, Children's National Medical Center, Asst Professor of Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Danielle Hart, MD MACM
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Steven A. McLaughlin, MD
Regents’ Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Ernesto J. Romo, MD
Emergency Medicine Director of Simulation, Assistant Program Director, Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Jason Wagner, MD
Washington University, School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA


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