Educational Resources

Educational Resources

The educational resources compiled below are intended to assist in the improvement of simulation courses.

Getting Started

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) offers numerous resources for simulation-based research, including research checklists, a knowledge map, and information on funding.


Avoiding funny or generic names (e.g. Mr. Heart, Mr. Jones) increases the realism of your simulation and promotes learner buy-in. This simple random name generator can help you quickly name simulated patients during scenario design.



Educational Courses

Educational Courses

The Simulation and Advanced Skills Center (SASC) offers a variety of courses and proctored testing throughout the year that allows individuals to sign up for a date of their choosing. Below you will find the training being offered and links to obtain more information and to register.


The American Heart Association (AHA) offers many courses throughout the year, including: ACLS, ACLS EP, Airway, BLS, Heartsaver, NRP and PALS.

Fundamentals of Central Venous Access

Designed and led by highly experienced Cleveland Clinic clinicians, the Fundamentals of Central Venous Access course provides the core skills necessary to perform ultrasound-guided placement of central venous catheters in adult patients. This program will prepare the novice proceduralist to safely obtain proctored experiences in the clinical setting. The primary audience includes physician trainees, advanced practice providers (APRNs and PAs), and students pursuing those roles. This course is also appropriate for practicing clinicians who are incorporating ultrasound-guided central venous access as a new skill to their practice.<.p>

*CME Credit Available

Simulation and Advanced Skills Center Research Course

This self-directed course develops the practitioner's knowledge of health care research. The course teaches fundamental concepts of research ethics and gives extensive instruction in the development of a research project, from initial idea to a published paper. Along the way, the student will learn the basics of measurement theory with some hands-on experiments to demonstrate measurement principles. Computerized data acquisition will be introduced. Basic statistics common to health care research will also be covered.

Simulation Educator Workshop

The Simulation Educator Workshop is for healthcare educators, directors or faculty of a current or prospective simulation program. The course combines customized peer-to-peer and mentor feedback during an online learning session followed by an immersive, two-day in person, interactive workshop.

*CME Credit Available

Simulation Educator Workshop (SEW) Refresher Course Details

Have you participated in the standard 2-day Simulation Educator Workshop and would like to refresh/maintain your facilitator and debriefing skills? This in person, 4-hour, interactive session includes:

  • Review of debriefing standards and best practices
  • Self-reflection & discussion
  • Hands-on practice facilitating and debriefing High Reliability Organization (HRO) concepts with real-time feedback
  • Live practice with prebriefing and debriefing with structured feedback

Course Dates:

  • June 4 -Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • August 12 - Monday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • December 4 - Wednesday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Remote Simulation Educator Workshop (rSEW)

The Remote Simulation Educator Workshop is an online, web-based training that allows participants to have interactive and transformative experiences with our faculty on particular topics without the hassle and cost of travel.

*CME Credit Available

Simulation Fellowships

The Simulation and Advanced Skills Center (SASC) at Cleveland Clinic sponsors a three-tiered simulation training program, which offers different opportunities and experiences based on the interests and goals of the applicant. These programs are the Simulation Research Fellowship, the Simulation Education Fellowship, and the Simulation Facilitator Elective. The overall mission of these programs is to develop leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to implement simulation-based training strategies with the aim to improve healthcare for patients at Cleveland Clinic.

  • Simulation Research Fellowship: This program is a two-year, project-based, longitudinal experience focused on developing excellence in the areas of teaching, assessment, curriculum development, and simulation research.
  • Simulation Education Fellowship: This program is a one-year, project-based, longitudinal experience focused on developing excellence in the areas of teaching, assessment, and curriculum development.
  • Simulation Facilitator Elective: This program is a six-month commitment that provides basic training in the implementation of a formal simulation based curriculum. Mentees are accepted according to the availability of mentors, with variable start/end times. There will be no funding of this position by the Education Institute.

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*The Simulation Fellowship is only open to Cleveland Clinic employees.

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