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

Interprofessional Simulation's Impact Highlighted in the UAB School of Health Professions Annual Report

The partership between UAB School of Health Professions and the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation and the impact of interprofessional simulation are highlighted in the UAB School of Health Profession's annual report. See the the full report here.

UAB Simulation Consortium Attains SSH Accreditation

After many months of rigorous work, process improvement, and documentation, the UAB Simulation Consortium has earned accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the international accrediting body for simulation organizations. The UAB Simulation Consortium sought and attained accreditation in all the following areas: core (required for all), teaching/education, systems integration, and research. Read more ...

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 -