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CAPE is the world’s first simulation-based training and research center dedicated to the fetal, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric sciences. CAPE opened its doors in November 2002, thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor. A part of Stanford Medicine, CAPE's training programs are greatly enriched by a close connection with Stanford Children's Health and a shared commitment to state-of-the-art patient care and the training that makes that possible. Many of the healthcare professionals who teach at CAPE also care for patients within Stanford Children's Health and serve on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Louis Halamek, CAPE's Director, founded CAPE on the principle that rigorous training and objective assessment will produce optimal human performance. His inspiration comes from his work with NASA and their many decades of experience in training human beings to function in high-risk environments.  Dr. Halamek is a neonatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University. He has over twenty years of experience in simulation-based training and research. 

Visit CAPE's website to learn more about how we S.E.E. simulation differently through Safety, Efficiency, and Effectiveness.  

CAPE's Online Debriefing Program

Healthcare professionals work in complex, high-risk environments where safety is paramount and human lives are at stake. Rigorous training and objective assessment, if done well, are proven methods for optimizing individual and team performance and improving the quality of care. In this intensive online program enrollees will learn the strategies necessary to learn how to effectively debrief the performance of healthcare professionals in intensive simulated scenarios.

In this new online course, you will master the art of debriefing, one of the most effective strategies for empowering healthcare professionals to deliver safe, efficient, and effective patient care. You will learn to lead your team to objectively reflect on their past performance and you will discover how the CAPE method of debriefing will enhance your ability to ultimately improve patient care. View more about the program here.

Learn More About Debriefing

In this webinar, CAPE’s directors, Lou Halamek, M.D. and Nicole Yamada, M.D., use an interactive discussion and video exemplars from CAPE’s new Online Debriefing Program to highlight and analyze four foundational strategies from CAPE’s 20 Strategies for Effective Debriefing. You’ll learn how to clearly communicate expectations for how a debriefing will be conducted, how to begin debriefings in an objective and efficient manner, and ways to avoid creating defensiveness during debriefings. Get more info about the program here