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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.

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.

Course Fees: $495

Course Length: 10 hours

Course Credit: 1 CEU, 8.25 CME

Course Access: 60 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

More on CEU/CME

Claiming CME Credit: Instructions for the process to claim CME credit will be emailed within 30 days following the successful completion of the activity. For questions about your CME certificate, please contact

Continuing Education Units: By completing this course, you'll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution's policies.

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state's credentialing board for their requirements.

Online CME Course: Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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