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).  For examples of practice improvements prompted by MOCA simulation course participation, click here.  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.

Learning objectives:
(a) Manage significant hemodynamic instability
(b) Manage significant hypoxemia
(c) Apply principles and practice of teamwork and communication

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’ performanceThe 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.

Accreditation and AMA Credit Designation

For more information about MOCA simulation courses, please consult the American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network.