The Office of Interprofessional Simulation, Training, Assessment, Research and Safety (ISTARS) provides and manages ISTARS Simulation Foundations Instructor Online Course, a course developed for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) faculty. ISTARS Simulation Foundations Instructor Online Course is an online, self-paced course that is offered through Canvas, UMMC's learning management system.
Simulation-based education (SBE) has become an integral part of the way students are educated across health curricula. Research has shown properly designed simulation experiences enhance clinical reasoning and transition into practice. Many healthcare educators lack the knowledge in simulation pedagogy and best practices; thus, minimizing opportunities for students to meet learning outcomes. This course will bridge this gap by providing education on best-practices and strategies for using simulation.
UMMC educators have limited time to attend live sessions and come from a variety of backgrounds. This format allows the instructor to meet their own learning gaps through individual assigned online modules. This online enduring material course is appropriate because it allows learners to engage with the material on their own timeline and allows for individualized education plans.
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:
Any clinical or nonclinical individuals from UMMC.
Free to University of Mississippi faculty and staff.
No planners or speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of Dr. Alaina Herrington. She is a simulation nurse educator for Laerdal Medical. Any potential conflicts of interest have been mitigated through an attestation that she will not present recommendations regarding the use of drugs or devices from companies with which she has a financial relationship.
Financial support for this project was provided by the Robert M. Hearin Foundation
To register for the course, use the link below to email Dr. Alaina Herrington your desire to register and participate in the online course:
Register for ISTARS Simulation Foundations Instructor Online Course
The ISTARS Simulation Foundations Instructor Online Course is made up of various modules and evaluations related to principles of teaching and learning, and the course is offered through Canvas.
Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirmation from Canvas. Then, to complete the course, follow the steps listed below.
Continuing education credit may be earned for some disciplines. In order to receive CE credit for the completed module, you must complete the module evaluation survey. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us that you have completed all requirements for your assigned module(s).
CE Credit is offered at the completion of Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 1 - Total CE Credits: 9Simulation BasicsDesign, Outcomes, and ObjectivesFacilitation and Professional IntegrityDebriefingEvaluationClick here to register for Part 1 - external linkPart 2 - Total CE Credits: 3.75Interprofessional SimulationsStandardized PatientsClick here to register for Part 2 - external link
The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
As an organization accredited for continuing medical education, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (BOC AP# P2746) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 12.75 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity is approved by the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Continuing Health Professional Education for a maximum of 12,75 hours (1.275 CEUs) continuing education units.
The University of Mississippi School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of Mississippi School of Dentistry designates this activity for 12.75 continuing education credits.
This organization, The University of Mississippi Medical Center provider number SWB 120016 is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists; Approval Period: 1/15/2022 through 1/15/2024. Social workers will receive 12.75 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course. (Clinical/Supervision/Cultural Competency/ Ethics/General X).
The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Mississippi Nurses Foundation Inc. an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. As an approved provider, the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing awards this educational activity 12.75 contact hours.