Late Breaking Poster Abstract

CME SIMULATION: Enabling Interprofessional Teams to Improve Critical Care Support Through Enhanced Simulation Training Focusing on Nonlinear Learning Techniques (P129)

Luis Llerena, MD, FACs (USF Health & Tampa General Hospital, Regional Trauma Center); Bonny McClain (ASSESSmint Quantitative Analytics);

Kimberly Vadas (USF Health, Office of Continuing Professional Development)

Educational Format

Simulation in CME


Level 5/6–Simulation based education enables healthcare profession teams to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety and care. The use of simulation as an educational tool encourages reflective practice through the receipt of formative feedback from peers, as well as teaching faculty.

Target Audience


Member Sections



At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe a comprehensive model for an experiential simulation education-based CME program; 2) Explain the processes for integrating “hands-on” instructional design into program planning, needs assessment and outcomes design, and 3) Discuss best practices in activities that assist learner teams in adopting systems change.


A didactic presentation will review a small group educational activity that utilizes an experiential education model to integrate effective analytics to measure physician competence and behavior change within an activity that utilizes simulation for fundamental critical care support.

Educational Activity

Participants of the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) held at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation Center (CAMLS) will be presented with case-based clinical scenarios and will select clinically appropriate responses utilizing ARS devices. The findings of these activities will drive the focus of the advanced simulators and high-tech assessment tools to assess skills accurately and improve patient health and outcomes. The techniques of simulation based learning are new to many physicians and allied professionals at USF Health who are domain experts in different clinical arenas. The pre-test results will be compared with post-test findings to measure the impact of interventional and simulation learning.

Simulation and skills centers have been established to integrate simulation into mainstream education in all medical, nursing, and paramedical fields. In simulation scenarios, participants must work collaboratively in small inter-professional teams applying different professional skills and knowledge to respond to a variety of situations. With these simulated scenarios the healthcare professional is able to optimize the quality of patient care through team-based practice. The collaborative team oriented approach promotes patient safety and quality of service delivery.This presentation will report the effectiveness of integrating outcomes and analytic measurement into CME based simulation activities.


The findings from this educational activity will provide research-driven data to measure the effectiveness of medical simulation learning in CME.

Key Points

Simulation based education enables healthcare professional teams to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety and care. The use of simulation as a teaching tool encourages reflective practice by through the receipt of formative feedback from peers as well as teaching faculty.

Financial or In-kind Support

The USF Health, Office of Continuing Professional Development is seeking funding from multiple supporters.


Bonny McClain does have for sale a technology, program, product, and/or service for CME/ CPD professionals.