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Course Content

SCORE has over 50 hours of accredited content across a number of educational modalities. Specific educational activities for each course are selected based on the Needs Assessments provided by the participants in that course.

Theatre Simulation

Theatre based simulation creates an immersive learning environment using high fidelity mannequins, simulated patients and team members. A bank of developed simulation scenarios is used and scenarios can be modified to fit identified learning needs. The simulation scenarios can illuminate specific technical and non technical skills as required. Cases have been developed in Cardiac and Respiratory resuscitation, Trauma resuscitation, Neonatal resuscitation, Medical and Toxicological emergencies and Anesthetic emergencies. Simulations consist of 10 to 20 minute scenarios followed by a 30-45 minute debriefing session in which skilled debriefers work with participants to identify the non-technical and technical factors illuminated by the scenario . Debriefers facilitate introspection and reflection from the participants so that they may identify their own areas for improvement. Debriefers are able to connect the participants observations to Crisis Resource Management theory and can draw from the coaching sessions to provide concrete strategies for skills development.

Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP)

Unbelievably helpful. The best way to teach and practice a resuscitation algorithm.

Excerpt from RCDP Workshop Participation Evaluation

RCDP is a relatively new simulation modality in which learners rapidly cycle between deliberate practice and directed feedback within the simulation. Unlike theatre simulation where debriefing sessions explore the “how” and “why” of a team’s performance, RCDP focuses on achieving the “what” with the goal of mastery. RCDP provides learners with multiple opportunities to practice the right way, receiving directive feedback to improve performance. This technique is particularly effective for mastering clearly defined algorithms like NRP, ACLS and difficult airway algorithms. Course evaluations have consistently identified RCDP sessions as among the most useful learning activities available.

Skills Workshops

Skills workshops will be selected from the list of accredited modules based on participants’ identified needs. Technical skills will be demonstrated and learners will be offered the opportunity to practice these skills under the guidance of faculty members. Small groups ensure maximum hands on experience. Workshops can include Improving First Pass Intubation Success, Vascular Access, Vascular Access for NRP, Emergency Front of the Neck Airway, Chest Tube Insertion, Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthetics, BiPap and Ventilators in the First Hour, Awake Intubation, Management of the Contaminated Airway.

Crisis Resource Management Coaching

Crisis Resource Management (CRM) is the term used to describe the non-technical skills essential to producing optimal team performance in high stakes endeavours. CRM coaching sessions provide participants with CRM themes, taxonomy and case vignettes in order to facilitate discussions exploring CRM challenges. As these challenges are identified by the participants, coaches provide concrete strategies for improving performance in the non-technical task being explored. Participants will then have a framework upon which to build during their simulation sessions. Learners will be able to make connections back to their coaching sessions during their simulation debriefing. Previously unperceived needs will be identified during simulation sessions. These can serve to prime the participants, providing substrate for reflection in subsequent coaching sessions. Coaching themes include Leadership, Helpership, Management of Self, Team Communication, Decision Making, Task Management, Anticipation and Planning, CRM in airway Management, Managing your environment and post incident debriefing.