Simulation Instructor Program


Louis Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty, CAPE

Lisa Pineda, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist

Diana Powell, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist



Program Description

At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients.

CAPE's Simulation Instructor Program challenges professionals to design and deliver highly effective training programs for their own hospitals, clinics or education centers. Through a step-wise process over the course of three days, participants learn how to craft meaningful learning objectives; design, write and execute highly realistic clinical scenarios; conduct debriefings that are constructive, concise and objective; and establish and sustain financial and strategic goals.  Inspired by years of collaboration with colleagues in aerospace and other high-risk industries, CAPE's faculty share their knowledge and skills in how to employ simulation as a tool to promote the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. 

This is CAPE's most comprehensive program for healthcare professionals interested in simulation-based learning and debriefing.  Healthcare professionals from multiple different disciplines and specialties from around the world have benefitted from participation in this program.



Learning Objectives

*  Understand how learning objectives and their associated skills sets form the foundation upon which scenarios are based.

*  Design and execute highly realistic multidisciplinary simulated clinical scenarios.

*  Acquire and practice the skills necessary to conduct constructive, concise and objective debriefings.

*  Use assessment data to strengthen communication, teamwork and improve clinical outcomes.

*  Discuss strategies to develop a sustainable simulation-based learning program.


Simulation Instructor Programs:

March 18-20, 2024 (OPEN)



$3,195 per person; includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments break and certificate of attendance.

Special discounts for Stanford Medicine affiliates available.

This program has a minimum enrollment of 6 attendees and is limited to 9 in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning.

CAPE’s Simulation Instructor Program is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and educators.  We highly recommend team attendance.

Cancellation Policy

A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program.  A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.

30-59 days: 50% of paid registration is refundable.

30 days or less: Non-refundable. 

Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.



8:00 am Welcome
8:15 am Simulation at CAPE: The Difference
9:30 am Room  Familiarization
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Scenario & Debriefing
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
How to Use a Video,
  How to Play a Confederate & Moulage
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Writing & Conducting
  Effective Scenarios
3:45 pm Group Scenario Writing
4:45 pm Question & Answer
5:00 pm Adjourn


8:00 am Introduction to Debriefing
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Debriefing Pointers
  and Role Play
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Preparing Trainees for Simulation
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm Simulations and Debriefings
  Debrief the Debriefer


8:00 am Program Sustainability
9:30 am Simulations & Debriefings
  Debrief the Debriefer
11:15 am Lunch
12:15 pm Simulations & Debriefings
  Debrief the Debriefer
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Scenario & Debriefings
  Debrief the Debriefer
2:30 pm Program Debriefing: Lessons Learned
4:15 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


Agenda subject to change.  Opportunities for Q & A will be provided at the conclusion of each presentation