Simulation Certificate Program

The WVU School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Information Presents “Simulation Certificate Program”

March 6-8 with a NEW SimOps session March 5


For more information, please contact Lee Ann Miller, EdD 304-293-5533

Target Audience:

This presentation is designed for instructors with interest in quality teaching with simulation.


CEU information pending

Scholarship application


$1,500 + $500 if attending the SimOp session; additional fee for CEU

Scholarship available to WVU Employees; Application link TBA


Level I:  Introduction to Simulation

8:00 am        Welcome and Introduction   

8:15 am        Orientation to Simulation   

9:00 am        Simulation Modalities   

10:30 am       Applied Simulation Modalities   

11:00 am       Components of Simulation   

12:00 pm       LUNCH

1:00 pm         Assessment    

2:00 pm         Learning Objectives   

3:00 pm         Debriefing Intro   

4:00 pm         Adjourn


Level II:  Applied Techniques of Simulation Education

8:00 am          Objectives Workshop 

9:00 am          Assessment Tools  

10:00 am       Writing a Case Scenario   

11:00 am       Creating Debriefing Questions   

12:00 pm       LUNCH

1:00 pm         Run a Simulation    

2:00 pm         Run a Debriefing   

2:30 pm         Reflecting on our Simulation Event  

4:00 pm         Adjourn


Level III:  Advanced Topics in Simulation             

8:00 am          Manikins and Technology Tricks   

8:30 am          Hybrid Simulation   

9:00 am          Difficult Sim Situations:  To die or not to die   

10:00 am       Diff Sim Scenarios - what do you do when it all goes off the rails? 

11:00 am       Simulation Creation Workshop   

12:00 pm       LUNCH                 

1:00 pm         Simulation Creation Workshop  

2:00 pm         Conduct Simulation #2   

3:30 pm         Wrap up, Debrief and Evaluation  

4:00 pm         Adjourn


Objectives – Following this course, participants should be able to:

Day 1:  Describe the 4 components of simulation

  • Identify opportunities for simulating real-world situations of the health professions. 
  • Given 4 modalities of simulation, differentiate their purposes. Discuss how simulation doesn’t work for everything.
  • Integrate modality knowledge in hands-on exercises.
  • Identify 4 components of simulation.
  • Describe what a learning management system is. List the advantages of using a learning management system.  Discuss how to incorporate learning management into simulation and assessment.
  • Identify measureable learning objectives and Identify complete case scenarios. Correctly identify the components of a SMART Learning Objective.  Organize the various components of a simulation scenario into a complete document. Construct, as a group, a set of 3 properly formatted learning objectives for a simulation scenario using the prescribed criteria.
  • Discuss methods of providing feedback in a debriefing session.


Day 2: Apply techniques of simulation education

  • Construct 2-3 objectives for chest pain event with manikin and 3rd year nursing student.
  • Choose a tool for assessing learner’s progress and/or competency. Utilize multiple assessment modalities to triangulate observations.
  • Integrate knowledge of simulation modalities and write a case scenario which outlines the details of a learning activity.
  • Construct open ended questions related to the simulation experience; Select appropriate debriefing methods for the simulation experience; Demonstrate techniques to monitor progress of debriefing.
  • Prepare the simulation operator. Pre-brief the learners. Perform the role of instructor during a simulation
  • Debrief the simulation experience - debriefed by staff
  • Implement whole group debriefing/evaluation and integration of feedback from STEPS. Review each other’s group with peer feedback.


Day 3: Integrate advanced topics into simulation education

  • Recognize the intricacies of utilizing technologies to set up and perform a manikin or task training educational scenario
  • Integrate task trainers into sim activities (sonosim, vimedix, sp tools, lucyAR, pelvic exam SP)
  • Discuss the pros and cons of simulator death
  • Use realism to increase learner engagement.  
  • Develop manikin simulation #2
  • Prepare the simulation operator. Pre-brief the learners. Perform the role of instructor during a simulation. Debrief the simulation experience.


Continuing Education Credit:

The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing education activity has been provided by the WVU School of Nursing for 24.5 contact hours.  The WVU School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule #19CSR11-4 under provider number 50-26086.

Participants are cautioned about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices.

Disclosure:  All those in a position to control content have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.


Speakers / Presenters / Instructors:

Andrea Bailey, APRN, FNP-BC, MSN
Director for Nursing Simulation, STEPS

Jason Craig, MBA, CHSE-A
Simulation Specialist, STEPS

Russell Doerr, CHSE
Lead Simulation Specialist, STEPS

Adam Hoffman, MCCP, CHSE
Simulation Specialist, STEPS

Christopher Kiefer, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, WVU

Joseph Lynch, MD, CHSE
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hospitalist, Director of Pediatric Simulation

Lee Ann Miller, EdD, CHSE-A
Assistant Director of Education, STEPS

Daniel Summers, RN, BSN, CEN, CHSE
Director, STEPS

William Tullock, MD, CHSE
Adjunct Faculty, STEPS

Dorian Williams, MD, FAAFP, CPI, CHSE
Assistant Dean for Technology and Simulation, Medical Education Medical Director, STEPS Professor, Predoctoral Director, Family Medicine


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