Online Debriefing Program

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


Lou 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

Julie Arafeh, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist



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.

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.


Intended Audience: This course is designed for Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses) and other Allied Health Professionals. Psychologists, Social Workers, Educators, Researchers, Risk Managers, Scholl and Hospital Administrators, and others that work and train in the healthcare environment.

This program offers learning opportunities for both experienced debriefers and those new to debriefing.


  • Lead productive debriefings that support learning and improved patient outcomes
  • Identify areas for improvement in a constructive, nonjudgmental manner
  • Objectively monitor the effectiveness of your own debriefings over time


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 Credits™. 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 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.

For more information on the program and CME credits, click here


$495 per participant; Includes 60 days access to the online course homepage and digital color PDF's of presentations and handouts when available.

Course Length: 10 hours

Course Credit:1 CEU, 8.25 CME.

Course Access:
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment. The end date of a section of this course does not restrict your access to the course material.

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.

Course Materials:
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam:
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation:
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

Group Enrollments:
For groups or organizations interested in using this course to empower teams and improving results, contact us for information on group discounts. 

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