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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)

The U-M Medical School Department of Anesthesiology and Clinical Simulation Center offer the Simulation Course for ABA Diplomates seeking MOCA® recertification. This course will satisfy 20-25 points toward the Part 4 Improvement in Medical Practice component for primary and/or subspecialty certification, including pediatrics. This course will also provide MOCA® Patient Safety CME credits. Information regarding requirements for fulfilling MOCA® is available at the ABA website.

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Course Objectives
  • Demonstrate the management of significant hypoxemia from any cause, including the difficult airway.
  • Demonstrate the management of significant hemodynamic instability.
  • Practice up-to-date techniques in a safe learning environment.
  • Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management.
Course Description

The Simulation Course will begin with an orientation to the simulator and simulation environment. Each participant will then have the opportunity to participate in a clinical scenario as the anesthesiologist, assistant to the anesthesiologist and observer.

The ABA stipulates that the course at a minimum cover the relevant topics of significant perioperative hypoxemia and significant perioperative hypotension. The U-M course has been created in a manner that not only incorporates these basic events, but also challenges the participant with more complex clinical events and the challenges associated with perioperative teamwork and communication. Scenarios will be followed by an interactive and instructive debriefing. Specific courses for pediatric anesthesiologists are being offered twice each year. Attendance at the course will count for 20 points toward Part 4 MOCA.

Through involvement in this course, participants are expected to implement modifications in their practice based on what was learned during the course regarding management of peri-operative hypotension, hypoxemia and crisis resource management. To receive the additional 5 MOCA Part 4 points (to total 25 points), participants will be asked to submit a personal practice evaluation to the ABA within 1-3 months following course completion. Participation in this course is not graded.

Duration: 6 hours
Time: 8 am – 2 pm
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast and Introductions
  • 8:30 – 9:15 Scenario #1 and Debriefing
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Scenario #2 and Debriefing
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Break
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Scenario #3 and Debriefing
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Scenario #4 and Debriefing
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 – 13:00 Scenario #5 and Debriefing
  • 13:00 – 13:45 Scenario #6 and Debriefing
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Conclusions and course evaluation
Course Registration

Dates & Cost

Cost: $1700

*Event promo codes are available for University of Michigan staff only; see internal homepage for promo code.

Cancellation policy: Please email Dr. Raza Zaidi for inquiries. Reservations can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to scheduled course date with refund offered, minus $200 processing fee. No refund will be offered if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to scheduled course.

Clinical Simulation Center

University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Dept. of Medical Education, Towsley G1100
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0201