Course Information

Course Information

Upcoming Course Dates: TBD

Standard Course Fee: $1,850
Includes breakfast, lunch, and educational materials

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Participant Prerequisite: American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) diplomate seeking MOCA recertification

Duration: 7 hours

Sample Itinerary:

  • 8:00 - Welcome, MOCA Simulation Orientation
  • 8:45 - Introduction to Crisis Resource Management, Simulator, and Simulator Environment
  • 9:30 - Break
  • 9:45 - Simulation Scenario 1 and Debriefing Session
  • 10:45 - Simulation Scenario 2 and Debriefing Session
  • 12:00 - Lunch (provided)
  • 12:30 - Breakout Discussion
  • 13:00 - Simulation Scenario 3 and Debriefing Session
  • 14:00 - Simulation Scenario 4 and Debriefing Session
  • 15:00 - Practice Improvement Goals Planning Session, Closing Remarks
  • 15:45 - Course Conclusion

Accreditation Statement: The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

Faculty Disclosure: All planners and speakers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be issued for requests made up to four week prior to the activity date. Cancellation must be requested in writing to the Anesthesiology Education Group. After this date, a $100 charge will be assessed for administration and processing. (If you must cancel, please do so early so another person may enroll in the course.) The Department of Anesthesiology reserves the right to cancel or make substitutions to this activity. A full refund will be issued if circumstances warrant cancellation.

Special Services: Please indicate when registering if you require an special accommodations to attend this activity.

What to Expect in a MOCA Course: This day long activity is comprised of a cognitive and procedural review of the treatment of life threatening conditions requiring rapid, definitive care. The simulation experience is realistic and immersive. Practicing anesthesiologists will experience simulated cases which provide review, preparation and practice for high acuity situations which are germane to the practice of anesthesia. Interprofessional teamwork and communication skills will be practiced and discussed. Each simulated event will conclude with a debriefing session.

Course Objectives:

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

Course Highlights:

  1. Active participation in realistic simulation scenarios
  2. Class size is limited to enhance the experience of each participant. Maximum participant to instructor ratio is 5:1.
  3. Experiential learning. You will be in the “hot seat” as the primary anesthesiologist for at least one scenario.
  4. Post-scenario debriefing
  5. Your performance will not be graded –this is not a test.

Course Director: Zaki-Udin Hassan, M.B.B.S., Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, Center for Simulation Education; Director, Liver Transplant Anesthesia Group

Course Instructors/Simulation Faculty:

  • Amy DiLorenzo, M.A., Education Specialist
  • Shira Gurvitz, M.D., Assistant Professor
  • J. Thomas McLarney, M.D., Associate Professor
  • Dung Nguyen, M.D., Assistant Professor


Simulation Coordinator: Megan Nowitzki, B.S.