Teaching at STRATUS

At STRATUS, instructors and learners benefit from all modalities of simulation including high fidelity/scenario-based simulation, screen-based simulation, virtual/extended reality, standardized patients, and procedure partial task trainers.

No matter what your simulation training goals may be, we have the staff, facilities, and expertise to develop a program to meet your needs.

Teaching Courses at STRATUS

The team, facilities, and equipment at STRATUS provide endless educational opportunities. We can help you develop courses that allow your learners to:

  • Review and perfect techniques and procedures
  • Become familiar with new technologies
  • Enhance decision-making capabilities
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills
  • Accelerate process improvement efforts (recreate sentinel events, observe existing processes, and test new processes)

We also provide customized evaluation sessions to fit the specific assessment needs, assistance in developing assessment tools and practice areas, and opportunities for remediation.

Along with onsite learning, STRATUS offers the capacity to implement simulation learning in your unit or practice area (in-situ trainings).

Harvard Medical School students practice diagnosing a pneumothorax in a trauma patient in a clinical scenario, in the HMS Pre-Clinical EM ICM Course.
Harvard Medical School students practice a clinical scenario in the HMS Pre-Clinical EM ICM Course.

  • Cardiac ICU In-Situ Handoffs and Emergencies Simulations
  • Anti-Racism and Trauma Informed Care De-escalation Training
  • Nurse Residency Skills Program: Rapid Response Course
  • Internal Medicine Rapid Response Trainings
  • Emergency Medicine Faculty Development Series
  • Emergency Medicine Combined HMS Clerkship Skills Session
  • BWH Neurology Clerkship: Introduction to Neurology
  • Anesthesiology Boot Camp
  • Anesthesiology Ultrasound Course
  • General Surgery Inguinal Hernia Course
  • Central Line Placement Trainings
  • OB-GYN Myomectomy Course
  • Dermatology Nail and Cyst Course
  • OB-GYN Interdisciplinary In-Situ Post Partum Hemorrhage Course

Building a STRATUS Course

If you’re a staff member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) or Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) and are interested in creating and facilitating a simulation course, please provide us with your course idea and related details by completing our short Activity Intake Form.  Once we receive this, a member of the STRATUS team will follow up promptly with additional information. 

As a Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), STRATUS adheres to all SSH guidelines for the review and approval of simulation courses.

Course Request Timeline

In general, we encourage the completion of an Activity Intake Form as far in advance of your proposed course as possible to allow for a greater opportunity to fulfill your preferred date(s). Please keep in mind STRATUS’s minimum timeline for course-related Activity Intake Form submissions:

New/Revised Courses

Request at least 8 weeks ahead of the proposed course date

Existing Courses

Request at least 6 weeks ahead of the proposed course date

Our Support

STRATUS offers expert support during the course planning phase as well as during the implementation of the programs.

  1. An Education Specialist will help course directors to design a simulation program following simulation education best practices.
  2. The Education Specialist will be able to work together with the Operations Team to advise what resources and technologies might be helpful in achieving educational goals and objectives.
  3. The Operations Team will completely set up and break down all courses.  They will be assigned to your course and will be present over the duration of the course. The operations team will help run any of the simulation equipment and provide support throughout the course to allow course directors and instructors to focus on the instruction. 
Interns practice intubation at the Anesthesia Interns Skills Course.

Moodle: Our Learning Management System

Moodle is a learning management system that STRATUS uses to support and track all that we do. Before teaching your course, please create a Moodle profile.

Continuous Quality Improvement

The STRATUS team strives to continuously improve all that we do. As a part of our comprehensive program evaluation process, those who attend our courses will receive an email asking for anonymous feedback (it takes about a minute!).  Please let us know how things went.

Generic, anonymous suggestions and feedback about your experience at the Center may also be submitted in two ways:

  • Via an online feedback form
  • Via our suggestion box just inside the entrance to the Center

Ready to get started? Contact us for more information.