Upcoming Course Dates

February 6-8, 2019 FULL - Waitlist Available
May 8-10, 2019 FULL - Waitlist
August 7-9, 2019
November 6-8, 2019

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Simulation is an engaging and effective teaching and learning methodology in healthcare education and practice. Faculty, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, first responders and other health care team members will leave better prepared to implement Simulation as a strategy to improve clinical outcomes in all patient populations. During this intense, three-day course, attendees will learn to write objectives and create, run, and debrief scenarios immersed both as learners and as facilitators. Didactic content includes Simulation history, philosophy, methods, and adult-learning theory.


Course participants will be better prepared to implement Simulation as a strategy to improve clinical outcomes in all patient populations as they are introduced to simulation as an engaging and effective teaching and learning methodology.

Target Audience

Target audience includes a wide range of participants interested in incorporating Simulation into health education and team training. Faculty, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, first responders and other health care team members will benefit from this training.


  • Identify at least five different applications for simulation, incorporating different levels of technology, fidelity, and moulage
  • Complete an objective based simulation experience that includes scenario development, prebriefing, and video based debriefing
  • Demonstrate effective debriefing skills and identify its imperative role in simulation by participating in multiple simulation experiences
  • Incorporate principles of Interprofessional Education (IPE), team training, and Crew Resource Management into simulation
  • Implement simulation strategies and program development techniques into educational activities as supported by appropriate governing body


Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Intermountain Healthcare. Primary Children’s Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: Primary Children’s Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 22.5* AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If any participant of this program is in need of accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact the CME office in order to receive service. A request for accommodation can be made by calling 801.442.3930. Reasonable prior notice is required.

“Primary Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-state Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.” Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. This educational activity has 22.5* nursing contact hours. Successful completion is attending no less than 1 full session and claiming credit only for sessions attended.

This activity is jointly provided with Primary Children’s Hospital Approved Provider continuing education and Intermountain Healthcare. No individuals in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare. Any use, discussion, or display of any commercial products in this conference does not infer endorsement by the WMSD or ANCC.

This program has been approved for 22.5* contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

This program has been approved by the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, Utah Chapter, for 22.5* CEUs for Category 1 training.

*NOTICE: Faculty, topics, program schedule and credit hours are subject to change.

About Us

Simulation at Intermountain Healthcare began in 2006 at Primary Children's Medical Center with creation of an on-site Simulation Lab. That same year, the Women and Newborns Clinical Program incorporated Simulation for Neonatal Resuscitation. More recently, standardized scenarios were incorporated into all Nurse Residency Programs reviewing concepts such as hypoglycemia, the first five minutes of a code, and blood administration. Educators from the Urban South Region have taken similar scenarios to teams at each rural hospital.

Supporting Intermountain Healthcare’s mission for system-wide excellence in patient care and employee education, the Simulation Guidance Council directs activities and is committed to leading and implementing best practice in Simulation.

To support increased growth and interest in Simulation, content from an existing Simulation course was revised to offer as training for new Simulation facilitators. In collaboration with faculty from the University of Utah College of Nursing, a pilot course was held in October 2011. Fifteen Intermountain employees, with varying degrees of Simulation experience, participated in this intense, three-day course. The course was held at the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Learning Center in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah and was a huge success.

The course has been approved as the required training course for any employee facilitating Simulation at any Intermountain Healthcare facility, including any education that is being videotaped and debriefed. 

  • “This was an amazing experience and the skills that I learned will enhance my practice.”
  • “This course stands out as one of the best training seminars I have ever attended. I was able to rub elbows with fantastic minds, gain new insight into simulation and improve my education skills. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!
  • “I would recommend this highly to my colleagues.”

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