NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation Endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists
A 2009 survey of anesthesiologists completed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) showed that anesthesiologists want and need to obtain high-quality simulation training. The ASA supports the specialty’s growing desire for high-quality simulation training centers through its Simulation Education Network endorsement program.
Because the NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI) has been providing high-caliber education opportunities for over a year, we felt it was important to obtain the ASA-endorsement. Increasingly, the evidence suggests that simulation education can have a positive impact on patient safety and quality of care, making this endorsement good news for the average patient as well as the physician. Anesthesiology has traditionally been at the forefront of simulation research and training, and ASA’s leadership in establishing the endorsement program reinforces that this type of training remains a top-priority for the specialty.
The approval process for endorsement is extensive and includes ASA’s review of the center’s mission, educational offerings, curriculum development, instructor and course effectiveness, program leadership, and infrastructure.
For additional information on the program, visit the ASA’s website, where you can also find links to related organizations.
Upcoming MOCA® Courses at NCSI:
November 2, 2013
January 17, 2014
February 28, 2014
May 30, 2014
July 11, 2014
September 26, 2014
November 7, 2014