Simulation Instructor Development: Comprehensive Course February 20, 21 & 22 ,2023

Jacksonville, FL US
February 21, 2023 to February 23, 2023

Course Directors: Torrey Laack, M.D. and Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE

February 20, 2023, February 21, 2023, February 22, 2023 - Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, FL

This three-day, multidisciplinary, interactive course will develops instructors for simulation-based education. Participants acquire the principles of experiential learning, including types of simulation-based education, designing and implementing scenarios, and debriefing strategies.

Learners will have opportunities to develop, implement, and debrief simulation scenarios with the assistance of experienced faculty.

Enrollment is limited to smaller groups to encourage maximum engagement of all attendees

Target Audience

Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists and any other discipline interested in using simulation for education, assessment, research or systems improvement

Learning Objectives

Learners will:

  • Describe fundamental concepts of simulation-based education (SBE)
  • Describe elements of a well-designed SBE to achieve best learner outcomes
  • Develop and facilitate learner focused simulation scenarios using best practices in SBE
  • Discuss debriefing and goals of debriefing
  • Demonstrate skills required of a debriefing facilitator
  • Discuss challenges and solutions related to healthcare simulations  

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.75 ANCC
  • 20.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/21/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/23/2023 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Rd S
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors

Torrey Laack, M.D.
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE


Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE
Torrey Laack, M.D.
Lauren Licatino, M.D.
Jessica Schoen, M.D. 

Planning group

Torrey Laack, M.D.
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE
Jodi Thoreson
Jane Clobes, M.S.N., R.N.
Stephanie Holst, RRT
Matthew Tentis, P.A.-C.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s): 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 20.75 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 20.75 ANCC
  • 20.75 Attendance


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