Upcoming Dates

  Facilitator Development
   *Courses held in QBT 320
     9:00 am - 11:00 am  

  • February 2, 2024

  • April 19, 2024

  • June 7, 2024


If the course is full, please continue to register and complete the form to be placed on our waiting list. If a spot opens, we will contact learners in the order the requests are received.

PLEASE NOTE: CE credit is available to those who:

1. Sign the roster at the beginning of the course.
2. Attend the course in its entirety.
3. Scan their ABON (Alabama Board of Nursing) CE card at the conclusion of the course.

CE is not guaranteed without scanning.


"Excellent course!! I liked being able to practice instead of just listening to a powerpoint."

"It was a fantastic experience. I learned so much!"

Facilitator Development: Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice

Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) is a technique used to teach algorithm-based clinical concepts in a simulated setting. It is an effective tool in teaching resuscitation. Based on research from Johns Hopkins University, this teaching technique is instructor driven. Through repeated deliberate practice with directive feedback, the instructor seeks repeated competent performance from the team of learners, prioritizing opportunities for learners to “try again” over lengthy debriefing. The technique has been well received by learners of multiple disciplines and by students as well as practicing clinicians. 

SimUAB is pleased to offer a two-hour Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Instructor Course for those interested in employing this teaching technique. The course consists of didactic learning, discussion, and the opportunity to practice in a simulated teaching environment. This is an active, hands-on learning experience. You should come to class prepared to care for a simulated patient.

Pediatric resident resuscitation skills improve after “Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice” training (article)