U-M Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)
University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and Clinical Simulation Center offer the Simulation Course for ABA Diplomates seeking MOCA® recertification. This course will satisfy 20-25 points towards the Part 4 Improvement in Medical Practice component for primary and/or subspecialty certification, including pediatrics. This course will also provide MOCA® Patient Safety CME credits. Information regarding requirements for fulfilling MOCA® is available at the ABA website (www.theaba.org).
Course objectives
  1. Demonstrate the management of significant hypoxemia from any cause, including the difficult airway.
  2. Demonstrate the management of significant hemodynamic instability.
  3. Practice up-to-date techniques in a safe learning environment.
  4. Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management.

Course Description
Duration: 6-8 hours
Time: 8am - 3pm
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Sample Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast and Introductions
8:30 - 9:20 Scenario #1 and Debriefing
9:20 - 10:10 Scenario #2 and Debriefing
10:10 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 11:15 Scenario #3 and Debriefing
11:45 - 12:25 Scenario #4 and Debriefing
12:25 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:40 Scenario #5 and Debriefing
13:40 - 14:20 Scenario #6 and Debriefing
14:20 - 14:50 Conclusions and course evaluation
The Simulation Course will begin with an orientation to the simulator and simulation environment. Each participant will then have the opportunity to participate in a clinical scenario as the anesthesiologist, assistant to the anesthesiologist and observer. The ABA stipulates that the course at a minimum cover the relevant topics of significant peri-operative hypoxemia and significant peri-operative hypotension. The U of M course has been created in a manner that not only incorporates these basic events, but also challenges the participant with more complex clinical events and the challenges associated with perioperative teamwork and communication. Scenarios will be followed by an interactive and instructive debriefing. Specific courses for pediatric anesthesiologists are being offered twice each year. Attendance at the course will count for 20 points towards Part 4 MOCA.
Through involvement in this course, participants are expected to implement modifications in their practice based on what was learned during the course regarding management of peri-operative hypotension, hypoxemia and crisis resource management. To receive the additional 5 MOCA Part 4 points (to total 25 points), participants will be asked to submit a personal practice evaluation to the ABA within 1-3 months following course completion. Participation in this course is not graded.
Course location
Clinical Simulation Center – Follow this link for directions and parking information
University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Dept. of Medical Education, Towsley G1100
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0201

Dates and registration
2021 Dates
2022 Dates

*If no seats are available for a session, you can still register and your name will be added to our waiting list.

Cost: $1,700

Cancellation policy
Reservations can be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to scheduled course date with refund offered, minus $200 processing fee. No refund will be offered if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks prior to scheduled course.
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 providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Travel information
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Detroit Metro Airport: www.metroairport.com
Amtrak: Ann Arbor station(ARB): www.amtrak.com
Driving directions: http://www.uofmhealth.org/um_docs/gmaps/medcenter.html
For additional course information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Putnam at eread@med.umich.edu or 734-936-4280.
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