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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology

Participant Prerequisite: ABA diplomat seeking MOCA® recertification

ASA Clarification of High-Fidelity Simulation Requirement

The goal of the American Board of Anesthesiology-required simulation activity is to enhance and document participation in Practice Performance and Improvement (PPAI) activities. Our Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology simulation programs focus on presenting scenarios designed to help participants identify areas and projects for their PPAI programs. A major portion of the simulation process is dedicated to a detailed debriefing regarding the action, decisions and processes arising in each scenario. Peer-to-peer guided debriefing will occupy at least 30 percent of the educational process. Debriefings may also include handouts and/or brief presentations on key clinical issues.

The Program

The Simulation Education Program of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the UNM School of Medicine is an American Society of Anesthesiologists-endorsed simulation center. We will present advanced clinical scenarios for small (three-to-six-person) groups of practitioners with the goal of fulfilling the ABA Simulation Requirement under Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology requirements.

All simulation programs will take place at the UNM Basic Advanced Trauma Computer-Assisted Virtual Experience (BATCAVE) facility in the basement of the UNM Clinical & Translational Science Center (just north of UNM Hospital).

This simulation course fulfills one requirement of the ABA’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program Part IV. Please consult the ABA website for a list of all MOCA® requirements.

Please click here [PDF] for information regarding local accommodations, flavor, and flare (where to stay, what to eat, and the top things to do).

February 25, 2018
March 31, 2018
August 25, 2018
September 29, 2018
November 17, 2018
December 15, 2018

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Albuquerque, NM

For additional information, please contact HSC Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at 505-272-3942 or