Simulation Lab

0374_SHU_Best Practices in Simulation_Live - July Course

Sacramento, CA US
July 25, 2024 to July 26, 2024


Simulation in health care enables the training of future practitioners in a psychological safe learning environment and without placing current patients in harm's way. Simulation provides the opportunity to reach proficiency and confirm competency on difficult or critical skills that are needed for safe and reliable system performance. Further, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges using task trainers, mannequins, standardized patients, high vs. low fidelity modalities, and other hybrid forms. However, those who provide healthcare educational experiences utilizing simulation often lack fundamental knowledge and experience to deliver experiences that align with best practices in teaching. Without this experience under their belt, it is difficult if not impossible to effectively train healthcare professionals using best practices in experiential learning, thus having the potential to compromise patient care outcomes.

This two-day course will address in-depth thought and reasoning as students learn comprehensive skill components which can be applied to teaching and confirming competencies of the interdisciplinary team. Students will then apply what they've learned in the classroom to realistic simulations of clinical challenges in the laboratory. Participants will learn first-hand how simulation training helps learners prepare to deal with unanticipated medical events or complex care, thus increasing their confidence in their core competencies.

Target Audience

Registered Nurse (RN)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Explain psychological and physical safety in simulation
2. Conduct a gap analysis on current use of simulation for healthcare education and learner's needs.
3. Define goals for desired results, learning objectives, and measured outcomes for healthcare education utilizing simulation. 
4. Compare and contrast different simulation modalities.
5. Discuss best practices simulation design and execution.
6. Analyze effectiveness of debrief systems and techniques.

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/25/2024 - 8:00am PDT
Event ends: 
07/26/2024 - 2:00pm PDT
Sutter Health University
2700 Gateway Oaks
Sacramento, CA 95833
United States
Sutter Health University

Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest

No one involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity.   

– Provider Designee/Verification:  Kerri Maya, PhD(c), MSL, RN, NPD-BC


In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statement

Sutter Health designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 12.50 continuing professional development contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Attendance & Credit Claiming

Enter the 6-letter attendance verification code when prompted in the Attendance Course Object within the course outline.  Please review the course instructions for pictorials of the steps to take when registering for the course.


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Enrollment Instructions

This course has multiple offerings which will occur this year, please find them listed below:

  • May (Day #1 - 5/31/24, Day #2 - 6/7/24)
  • July (Day#1 7/25/24, Day #2 - 7/26/24)
  • October (Day #1 - 10/29/24, Day #2 - 10/30/24)

In order to advance in this course, you will need to select the program (AKA the parent course) (first line listed in black) AND the specific cohort number (AKA the child course) that you wish to be shown on your transcript. This step is accomplished by placing a checkmark in the box next to the program (shown in black) and the correct cohort (shown in teal) before clicking on "Enroll" as shown in the picture below.


Please note: You will at this point be locked out of selecting alternate class dates. As such the "Take Course" button will be blacked out and does not apply on this page. 

Next, click on the cohort title to reach the course, then click the Start button to launch the course outline.