MOCA - Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiologists

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Course Dates & Registration

2019 dates coming soon!

Finish registration process:

  • Enter your information that will be sent to the ASA here.

If less than 4 participants are registered 30 days prior to the course date, the course will be rescheduled to the next listed date.

There is no onsite registration for this course.

Course Description

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 diplomats 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.

Obtaining the credits for the course (CME and ABA)

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.

Course Timeline

Please bring a pair of scrubs to wear during the simulations

7:15am
Registration and coffee

7:30am
Introduction by course instructors

Noon
Lunch

4:15pm
Course concludes

 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate principles of good communication skills, teamwork and leadership during a critical perioperative event.
  2. Practice expert management of hemodynamic and respiratory instability in a critically ill patient.'
  3. Demonstrate expert skills in preparation of different types of anesthesia machines for patients with different pulmonary and systemic pathological states.
  4. Manage operating room environment and patients in a manner, which prevents possibility of OR fires.
  5. Describe management of ethically challenging clinical scenarios.

CME Credit

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiology Simulation Education Network (SEN) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Details

Registration Details

The registration fee is $1,800 and includes course materials, coffee, bagels, and lunch.

Space is limited for this highly interactive, hands-on course. You are encouraged to register early. Once the course is filled to capacity, you may call our office at 612-624-7467 to be placed on the waiting list.

Lodging & Directions

Lodging & Directions

Lodging near the U of M

Directions to SimPORTAL

SimPORTAL is located on the 5th floor of the Mayo Memorial building, directions can be downloaded here.

If you take a taxi or Uber, the drop off address to give is 516 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.