L081224 Simulation Best Practice and Debriefing Essentials Course

Edina, MN US
August 12, 2024

This is an entry level course that will provide learners with a foundational understanding of simulation facilitation. Focus of this course will be on the best practice elements of pre-briefing, facilitation, debriefing, and professional integrity. Learner will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by participating in a variety of scaffolded activities to navigate the methodology and challenges of simulation facilitation. Learner will also have the opportunity to obtain real-time feedback and post-course mentoring from educators that are CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator) certified.

Included is a required pre-learning video (45 minutes) along with reference materials that we ask you to view prior to attending the course. You will have access to pre-learning in this course after you register.

Target Audience

Children’s Minnesota staff to include: Clinical Educators, Clinical Education Specialists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Nurse Instructors, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Allied Health Professionals, and any others interested in learning simulation facilitation skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the foundational elements of: pre-briefing, facilitation, debriefing, and professional integrity
  • Perform a comprehensive scenario briefing
  • Demonstrate the use of the PEARLS debriefing framework
  • Demonstrate co-facilitation strategies for debriefing
  • Experiment with various strategies for addressing difficult learner behavior
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 ANCC
  • 8.00 Attendance
    • 8.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/12/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/12/2024 - 4:00pm CDT
8:00 - 8:50 amIntroductions
Review of pre-work
8:50 amBreak
9:00 - 9:50 amIntroductory group activity
Debriefing best-practice models and strategies
9:50 amBreak
10:00 - 12:00 pmIntroduction to debrief practice
Level 1 debrief practice activities
12:00 pmLunch break
12:30 - 2:20 pmIntroduction to clinical scenario debriefing
Level 2 debrief practice activities
2:20 pmBreak
2:30 - 3:20 pmReview of challenging learner behaviors
Level 3 challenging learner behavior activities
3:20 pmBreak
3:30 - 4:00 pmPeer coaching
Evaluation tools
Wrap-up, questions, evaluation


CBC - Sim Center
5901 Lincoln Drive
Edina, MN 55436
United States
  • Simulation learners and employees should utilize the parking ramp at the bottom of the hill when they arrive. Parking up top is reserved for visitors but often fills up fast on certain days. We try to keep that area open for visiting Foundation donors and committee meeting attendees or visitors/employees needing special accommodation due to physical limitations or injury. 
  • Enter through the lower level EMPLOYEE entrance across from the parking ramp (red circle on map below).  For visitors who do not have badge access, pick up the phone just inside the doors and let security know you are there for the Sim Center.  In some cases, a Sim Center staff member will be there to greet you and using the phone won’t be necessary.  All employees have badge access to this door.     
  • Most classes will meet in the Improve classrooms on the left as you enter the lower level of the CBC employee entrance. The Sim Center is located on to the right on this floor.  While visiting the Sim Center, please refrain from wandering outside of the immediate simulation area unless accompanied by a Sim Center or ERTC staff member.   
  • Refrigerator and microwave will be available to store/heat your lunch if you bring it and the cafeteria has limited “grab and go” options.


FACULTY:  Jill Johnson, MSN, RN, CHSE, Samrina Naqvi, MBBS, MHA, CHSE

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:                                                                                                           

Planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing selling re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.



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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This program offers 8.0 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 ANCC
  • 8.00 Attendance
    • 8.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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