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June 15, 2013
October 5, 2013
The University of Minnesota Anesthesiology and Critical Care Simulation Center, SimPORTAL is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) endorsed simulation center and meets the standards of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation course.
The ABA requires all diplomates that have concluded their training in 2000 or later to enroll into a MOCA program. Simulation Education Course is Part IV: Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement of the MOCA program and has to be completed at an American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Endorsed Simulation Center.
Our simulation center offers an 8-hour one-day course for 6 participants. The day will start with orientation to the simulation environment. During the rest of the day the participants will manage 7 operating room simulation scenarios. Each participant will act as the main anesthesia provider at least once. The other participants may take the role of a secondary anesthesia provider, or play a role of OR personnel. All simulation scenarios will be recorded and debriefed immediately following the scenario.
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The cost of the course is $1500 and includes course materials, coffee, bagels and lunch.
After the program conclusion, you will be asked to complete an on-line evaluation managed by the ASA. This will be followed by another questionnaire sent to you 30 days later by the ASA. Once you have completed both questionnaires the ASA will notify the ABA of the completion of the simulation course.
The MOCA simulation course will be held in SimPORTAL suite located on the 5th floor of the Mayo Memorial Building on the East Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota Health Area.
Address: SimPORTAL, A509 Mayo, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
A six-level ramp (Washington Avenue Ramp) offering convenient, accessible parking is located near the intersection of Delaware and Harvard Street. The ramp is connected by an underground walkway to the Mayo Building.
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