The Office of Interprofessional Simulation is a joint venture between UAB health schools and the UAB Health System. The primary role of the Office is to support and track Interprofessional and other UAB health system simulation experiences. Support services include facilitator development courses and simulation administrative, educational, and technical expertise.

If you are interested further information about simulation, please contact the Office of Interprofessional Simulation at

Simulation News

High-tech simulators boost UAB emergency department CPR training

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Emergency Department has acquired two high-tech simulators from the American Heart Association to enhance training for nurses and other emergency department staff on the fine points of proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Read the full article here.

Estrada named Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Director of CIPES

Carlos A. Estrada, M.D., M.S., will begin the role of Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES) on January 2, 2017. Read the full article here.

OIPS Partners with Alabama Possible for Lifetime of Learning Conference

In 2014, the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) began a partnership with Alabama Possible that has transformed interprofessional simulation on the UAB Campus. Alabama Possible is a state-wide advocacy agency whose mission is to remove barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy. The agency is one of the first non-profit organizations in Alabama to lead and promote poverty simulations as a tool of awareness and education. Read more ...

New Vascular Access Policy Leads to Fast Turnaround in Infection Rates

UAB Medicine recently overhauled its policy on the placement and management of central venous lines (CVL), resulting in a sharp and immediate decline in central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). Read the full article here.

UAB Medicine Central Line Training

As part of a focused effort to improve our care of patients with central lines, OIPS has partnered to develop a comprehensive approach to CVL training. This approach includes a CVL learner module which is available in the UAB Learning System and in Canvas, a simulation instructor training course and a clinical supervisor training course. These resources were developed in partnership with the UAB Medicine CVL Training Task Force. To access these resources, please click here.

Other resources for CVL include the CVL training checklist and the CVL checklist for use in the clinical setting. If you have any questions about this training program, please contact Lisa Bagby -

UAB Simulation Fellowship

OIPS is pleased to announce a new simulation fellowship for physicians who are 
board-eligible/board-certified in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, and/or Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The UAB simulation fellow will serve in a hybrid clinician / educator / researcher position. The position is offered through OIPS in collaboration with UAB Health System. Read more ...

UAB doctors to develop and implement infectious disease training across the South

Birmingham, Ala. — UAB is at the forefront of preventing the spread of infectious diseases. UAB doctors will now help develop and implement a new training program for medical professionals and first responders. The program will teach what to do if a person comes in contact with someone with an infectious disease. Read the full abc 33/40 article here