CHIPS Module 1: Introduction to Simulation-Based Education

The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation has created a series of modules to serve as simulation professional development opportunities.

In Module 1, "Introduction to Simulation-Based Education,"  the participant will complete module activities that detail the foundational knowledge of simulation best practices. Both the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice and the Association for Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • define simulation-based education
  • describe the types of simulation-based education modalities utilized in CHIPS
  • identify the various teams operating in CHIPS to assist simulation educators in providing optimal simulation-based education
  • recognize the important policies and procedures to consider in the development of your simulation activities in the CHIPS facility.

Please remember that you must complete the Module at 80 percent mastery.

Once the Module is completed you will click "Next" to access the post-module evaluation.

After completing the evaluation survey, the Course Certificate option will appear and the Certificate of Achievement can be downloaded.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

In order to receive full contact credit for this NPD activity, you must:

• View 100% of the module,

• Score at least 80% on the module assessment, and

• Complete and submit the post module evaluation.


A conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Course Director(s)

Sophia S Mosher

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Medical director(s)

Tara Jackson Lemoine, D.O.;FAAP

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, CHSE-A

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine will issue Certificates of Attendance to non-physicians for attending this activity and designates it for a maximum of 0.5 CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded 1 CEU.



  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
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