Upcoming Course Dates

Date Course Location  
May 3 - 5, 2023 May. Facilitator Course LDSH Simulation Center Full
Aug. 2 - 4, 2023 Aug Facilitator Course LDSH Simulation Center Full  
Sept. 27 - 29, 2023 Sept Facilitator Course LDSH Simulation Center Full
Nov. 1 - 3, 2023 Nov Facilitator Course LDSH Simulation Center Full

**Please Note: In order for an applicant to place themselves on the wait list for a full course, they must purchase and register for an open course**

What is Simulation

Simulation is an engaging and effective 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 patient care and 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 that all aim to show the value that using simulation can achieve.

What is a Simulation Facilitator

A Facilitator is an individual that helps bring about an outcome by providing indirect assistance, guidance or supervision. Intermountain Healthcare uses Simulation Facilitators and Educators to run simulation sessions and debrief them.

Responsibilities for Facilitators

  1. Sign up for the Intermountain Simulation Facilitator Course (Certification).
  2. Complete the application and manager approval sent upon registration.     
  3. Complete an internship consisting of 3 sessions with a Senior Instructor.
  4. Sign up to facilitate at least 4 simulation sessions a year, with no longer than 6 months between sessions.
  5. Attend semi-annual Simulation Facilitator Updates (dates listed below). 


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 learning methodology.

Target Audience

This course seeks to include a wide range of participants interested in incorporating Simulation into education, team training, design and process improvement in healthcare.  Faculty, nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, first responders and especially physicians 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 debriefing’s imperative role in simulation by participating in multiple simulation experiences
  • Incorporate principles of Interprofessional Education (IPE), team training, and Crew Resource Management (CRM) into simulation
  • Implement simulation strategies and program development techniques into educational activities as supported by an appropriate governing 


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 Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children’s Hospital and the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Consortium. 

Intermountain Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Intermountain Healthcare designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Primary Children's Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on accreditation. 

This activity is jointly provided by Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare and the Intermountain Healthcare Simulation Consortium. Any display or use of any commercial products in this education activity does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or the Continuing Nursing Education Group endorsement of the products. No commercial support is being received for this event. 

This live educational activity offers 21.25 nursing contact hours for the conference. Successful completion is attending no less than 1 full session and claiming credit only for sessions attended. 

About Us

Simulation at Intermountain Healthcare began in 2006 at Primary Children's Hospital with the creation of an on-site Simulation Lab. That same year, the Women and Newborns Clinical Program incorporated Simulation for Neonatal Resuscitation training. 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. The Intermountain Simulation Consortium was accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in 2017. 

Supporting Intermountain Healthcare’s mission for system-wide excellence in patient care and employee education, the Intermountain Simulation Consortium directs all simulation activities and is committed to leading and implementing Simulation best practice. This course has been approved as required training for any Intermountain Healthcare employee facilitating Simulation at any Intermountain Healthcare facility, including any education that is being videotaped and debriefed.  

The course is available to anyone inside and outside of Intermountain Healthcare who desires to learn more about how simulation is becoming a paradigm shift in healthcare.  

Comments from past course participants include:
  • “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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