Simulation Instructor Development: Debriefing - Beyond the Basics November 1, 2022

Rochester, MN US
November 1, 2022

Course Directors: Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN, NPD-BC, CHSE, Jane Clobes, M.S.N., RN, CHSE

This advanced debriefing course will addresses the needs of simulation facilitators who are interested in improving their debriefing skills. Using a combination of interactive and immersive group work, this course focuses focus on enriching facilitation skills of the debriefers and provides an opportunity to reflect on their own practices on personal practices for better educational outcomes. Enrollment is limited to encourage engagement of all attendees. 

Course Prerequisites
Participants should have taken the basic simulation instructor course or should be able to obtain exemption through documentation of significant prior simulation and debriefing experience
Part of the learning includes completion of an online module before the course.
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Target Audience

Simulation instructors who are interested in advancing and improving their debriefing skills.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Articulate elements of effective debriefing in health care simulations
  • Analyze the use of various debriefing techniques and styles suitable for various simulation-based learning experiences
  • Discuss advanced concepts such as facilitating debriefing for transfer of learning and beyond classrooms
  • Demonstrate advanced debriefing skills including effective conversations, questioning, and being an inquisitive facilitator
  • Demonstrate ability to debrief a debriefer

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: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 ANCC
  • 6.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/01/2022 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/01/2022 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
150 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

The Simulation Instructor Development: Debriefing - Beyond the Basics is held in the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, which is located on the main floor of the Stabile Building, 150 Third St. SW, Rochester, Minnesota. It is easily accessible by skyway and the pedestrian subway that connects Mayo Clinic to shops, restaurants, and hotels.

The Stabile Building can be found on page four of the campus map (PDF). Learn about travel information and lodging options in Rochester, Minnesota.



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-BC, CHSE

Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE

Jane Clobes, M.S.N., RN, CHSE

Planning group
Usha Asirvatham, M.S.N., RN-BC, CHSE

Jodi Thoreson 

Jane Clobes, M.S.N., R.N., CHSE

Torrey Laack, M.D.

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):

The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 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 6.5 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

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


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