Highly Infectious Disease Simulation Based Exercises

Chicago, IL US
May 22, 2017 to May 22, 2018
The introduction of infectious diseases to medical cases can make even routine procedures challenging. Through observation, university leadership identified a need for additional training of healthcare professionals to have more experience in infectious disease scenarios to improve their confidence in these challenging situations.
Simulation exercises allow infection control practitioners, nurses, and physicians to practice skills needed to safely provide patient care to a highly infectious patient in personal protective equipment.  Participants will be involved in two simulation based exercises. The simulation exercises will include:
  1. Equipment failure while caring for a patient with a highly infectious disease;
  2. Body fluid exposure while caring for a patient with a highly infectious disease.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in providing patient care to highly infectious patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • Perform clinical procedures correctly while donned in personal protective equipment;
  • Assess how to appropriately manage physical and environmental challenges including dexterity, heat, stress and communication;
  • Demonstrate the enhanced collaboration with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team necessary to safely care for a patient with a potential emerging infectious disease;
  • Demonstrate safe management of body fluids and waste.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Rachel Marrs
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/22/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/22/2018 - 10:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
UCM Simulation Center
5814 S. Maryland Ave.
Simulation TN608; Debriefing TN610
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Rachel Marrs, MSN, RN CIC
Manager, Infection Control Program
Infection Control Program
The University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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