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Get hands-on experience in moderate sedation

The SST Simulation Experience

The SST Simulation course (SSTsim) is a day of training in moderate sedation. The course uses realistic, state-of-the-art, medical simulation and skills assessment techniques. During the 6 hour-long course, SSTsim will ensure that you are able to apply moderate sedation knowledge/skills safely and effectively in your clinical practice.

CME/CNE/Dental CE is available for this course.

Taught by Board Certified Anesthesiologists

SSTsim is taught by board-certified anesthesiologists who are also some of the world's leading sedation experts. Our instructors are experts in airway management, sedation pharmacology, and patient monitoring. In addition, our instructors undergo rigorous training in patient simulation teaching methods.

Fully Integrated with the online SST Content

SSTsim complements SST's online content. Core elements of the online SST content are embedded into the pre-briefing and debriefing of each simulation.

Exam and assessment scores are viewable in each learner's Dashboard on the SST website and a summary of the learners is shown on the Institution Administrator's Dashboard. SSTsim also includes useful cognitive aids, including quick-reference sedation guide handouts and posters.

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SSTsim is perfect for clinical care teams

Enhance your entire practice with team-based training in your own facility

SSTsim was designed for clinical teams because we believe everyone is responsible for patient safety. Your team will participate in 5 different scenarios where you will apply your knowledge and skills, such as in performing airway assessments, assessing difficulty of bag and mask ventilation, conducting effective crisis communication, identifying and rescuing patients from deeper-than-intended sedation, and monitoring including capnography. Each learner will also undergo a rigorous summative evaluation of their knowledge and skills.

We will teach you and your team at your own facility; we bring the simulators, the instructors, and everything else needed to hold the course. Or you can attend one of our courses at the Center for Patient Simulation at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. See course dates.

What our participants are saying about SSTsim

"I thought the entire program was valuable. It would be great if everyone giving sedation could experience this course."
"I found the whole course very helpful. I have been a sedation nurse for about 4 years already, but I found this very useful in my line of work. I feel more confident that I can keep a patient safely sedated."
"Excellent course! Everyone who gives sedation should be required to complete this."

SSTsimulation Course Offerings

Available for both individuals and teams

SSTsim

This course is a hands-on experience in moderate sedation. Participants will learn how to apply moderate sedation knowledge and skills in their clinical practice. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in real patient scenarios using a high-fidelity patient simulator.

Pre-requisites:
4 hour online Safe Sedation Training Cource
2-4 hours online BLS + ACLS Training

Course duration:
6 hours (depending on certification needs)

Location:
Your office! We can come to you!
- Or -
The Center for Patient Simulation, University of Utah

Dates:
Click here for dates

Cost:
$599 per person (for courses at the University of Utah)
We'll provide a quote for SSTsim at your location.

SSTsim + BLS/ACLS Certification

This course is for teams who not only need hands-on training in moderate sedation but also need certification in either Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, or both. By offering some didactic content online, we have condensed this into a single day course. Meaning, you and your team can get trained and certified in one day, minimizing the time you spend away from your practice.

Pre-requisites:
4 hour online Safe Sedation Training Course
2-4 hours online BLS + ACLS Training

Course duration:
6-8 hours (depending on certification needs)

Location:
Your office! We can come to you!
- Or -
The Center for Patient Simulation, University of Utah

Dates:
We'll work with your schedule

Cost:
$799 per person

We offer a certification course in Basic Life Support (BLS) ans a certification course in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

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