Introduction to Structure and Objectives (.75 Class A CE)

Friday, September 21
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Location: Center for Medical Simulation, Charlestown, MA

This session is a part of the "Crisis Resource Management Simulation Course". Additional registration is required for this workshop. Please visit the registration desk for further information.

The Center for Medical Simulation's Crisis Resource Management Simulation Course will allow Nurse Anesthetist to improve their skills in managing and debriefing routine and critical clinical events, particularly in the realm of acutely deteriorating clinical situations, and managing difficult conversations with colleagues.

Global Course Objectives:
- Understand and become familiar with the principles of Crisis Resource Management.
- Understand and practice the clinical management of high stakes low frequency critical events occurring in the perioperative patient.
- Practice teamwork skills applicable to the perioperative environment to improve management of crisis situations including cardiovascular collapse, securing an airway and managing a resuscitation.

Learning Objectives:

Robert Nadelberg, MD

Director, Crisis Resource Management
Center for Medical Simulation
Center for Medical Simulation
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Nadelberg is a board certified Anesthesiologist, Clinical Instructor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2004, he joined the faculty of the Center for Medical Simulation. His focus is on teaching and developing course material for practicing Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists, and Anesthesia residents in training. He utilizes simulation for diverse projects, ranging from introductory clinical skills to team training and human factors concepts in accident prevention, in an academic teaching program. He is also a co-investigator in an ongoing research project to assess behavioral competency skills in anesthesia trainees through the use of simulation. Dr. Nadelberg serves as the Director of Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management programs and is the organizer of the American Board of Anesthesiology-Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) course at CMS.


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Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA

Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Northeastern University

Dr. Van Pelt is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Northeastern University. She has been a practicing clinically for 20 years and has a research interest in patient safety. She is currently the Chair of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Committee for Education and Training and is on the APSF Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


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