Team-Based Simulation Design and Debriefing

Debriefing: You Can Do This!

A new experience in learning, a new conversation about human error.

UI Health Care Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation, in collaboration with the Offices of Consultation and Research in Medical Education and Operational Excellence, and the Departments of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Nursing, presents this three-day immersive course, which will be held at a to be determined date.


Participants in this course join a growing community of practice in health care that applies debriefing and/or simulation effectively to promote learning, teamwork, and patient safety.

Learning Objectives

The UI Team-based Simulation Design and Debriefing workshop enables the participant to:

Design, conduct, and debrief an interprofessional simulation
Explain the implications of behavior rather than knowledge as the object of learning and measurement
Model and analyze health care teamwork skills in critical situations
Deliver effective educational feedback in a manner that promotes self-reflection
Describe a "culture of inquiry" and explain its approach to patient safety and medical error

Intended Audience

Health care faculty and staff interested in development of debriefing and/or simulation skills. Students are also welcome if their advisor or program director agrees this is applicable to their program or will be used during their time at UI.

Special Note

This course is intended to be an immersive experience. We respectfully ask that you arrange to be off service and free of call responsibilities throughout the course. You must attend all three sessions of the course.

Please note: The $225 tuition covers only the material costs of the course and food (three breakfasts, three lunches and breaks). Program faculty are committed to building a rich simulation culture in our institution. Comparable instructional programs range between $1,500 and $3,000. To help the simulation initiative grow and to keep tuition low we ask that you conduct at least three simulations at the University of Iowa (at least one of which should be an interprofessional simulation). This should be done within 18 months of completing the Team-Based Simulation Design and Debriefing Program.


$225 for UI participants and in-kind agreement; $450 for the outside learners. See more details and register with our online registration form. Contact Julie Hartman at 1-319-384-9365 with any questions regarding the registration.

Space is limited so register early. Once the registration form is submitted, instruction on paying the fee directly to the MFK will be sent out via email. Payment must be received in advance to secure your spot.

Organized By

UI Health Care Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation

CME Credit Potential

TSDD has offered CME credit before and is willing to make arrangements to do so again if this is of value to our participants. There will be an additional charge. Please contact us as soon as possible, as these arrangements will take time.

Nursing CE Credit Designation

24.5 contact hours will be granted by UI Hospitals & Clinics, Department of Nursing, IBN Approved Provider #34. Participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive full credit. 

There may be slight changes on the total number of CE credits.

Program Director

Paul Leonard, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia

UI Health Care Faculty

Heather L. Bair, DNP, CRNA, ARNP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Director, University of Iowa Anesthesia Nursing Program, UI Health Care Department of Anesthesia

John C. Keech, MD, FACS, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Skills Training for the Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation

Julie Lindower, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Alisha Loy, BS, CRCST, Quality and Lean Management Engineer, Office of Operations Excellence, University of Iowa Health Care

Daniel Miller, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director of Medical Simulation of Emergency Medicine

Tom Persoon, MS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UI Colleges of Public Health and Engineering

Kokila Thenuwara, MD, MME, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia

Jeff Vande Berg, MS, Quality and Improvement Engineer, Office of Operational Excellence