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2019 Perioperative Crisis Management

This course is designed for the CAA/CRNA working in a medical direction model. In this course you will experience skills workshops and learn effective communication techniques for crisis management. Each participant will participate as the primary clinician in a scenario and will be in the roll of a peer assistant during crisis management in other scenarios.

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

Target Audience: CAA’s or CRNA’s


The goal of Perioperative Crisis Management is to:

  1. Identify evolving hemodynamic instability and create a plan to initiate treatment.
  2. Perform effective handoffs and effectively include new team members in managing an evolving crisis.
  3. Discuss and practice strategies for effective communication during team-based crisis management.

Debriefing is a significant part of simulation education. Peer discussion and discussion of the literature informing best practices will be at least 50% of the time during the course.

Local Information

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Registration Fees

The registration fee includes course materials, breakfast and a boxed lunch. Advance registration is encouraged. Register early to avoid disappointment. Due to limited enrollment, your registration will be confirmed. Please confirm your registration before making travel arrangements. Minimum and maximum registration numbers have been established for this conference.

Registrations paid in cash must be in the exact amount of tuition. CME does not maintain a petty cash fund. It is UNM policy to charge offerer $35.00 plus normal merchant bank fees for each returned check. Make check payable to the UNM CME and mail it along with registration form to: The University of New Mexico, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, MSC09 5370, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001. UNM Faculty:  Fax your signed Tuition Remission form, along with registration form, when paying for this conference. UNM CME no longer accepts POs or faxed registrations with credit card information. 

RegistrationUNM Faculty with Tuition Remission
CAA, CRNA, Other$1,300.00$1,300.00


The UNM Anesthesiology Simulation Program reserves the right to cancel a session at any time if a minimum number of registrants is not met (refunds or re-registration will be offered). If necessary, the decision to cancel will be made at least 30 days in advance. In the event this conference is cancelled, UNM CME is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.

If you preregister and cannot attend, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development will refund tuition, less a $40.00 administrative fee, provided notice is received in writing two weeks prior to the scheduled date of course. No refunds will be issued after this date or for non-attendance.

UNM Tuition Remission

All eligible UNM Faculty and Staff may enroll using a UNM Tuition Remission (waiver) to cover tuition costs listed on the registration form. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE. A copy of the UNM Tuition Remission Form, along with a copy of the conference registration form, need to be emailed ( or faxed to (505) 272-8604. The UNM Tuition Remission Form can be found here: https://hr.unm.ed/benefits/tuition-remission. The conference registration form can be found on the right side of this page (click “Download the Brochure”). Proper completion includes all required signatures. No refund or credit will be issued for non-attendance.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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