Simulation Education at Banner Health  

Simulation Courses


Banner Simulation System provides a unique learning experience for health care providers by offering a wide range of courses to train and improve skills.





  • ACLS and PALS
  • Mock Code Class 
  • Anesthesiology Technology
  • Sterile Process Department (SPD)

Orientation/New Hires:  All nursing graduates and nurses new to Banner Health Arizona Region are required to take this course.

Location: Banner Simulation Medical Center

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Perioperative Care Registered Nurses will learn the basics needed to launch their Perioperative career as well as covering clinical specialties common to the majority of medical facilities. This includes:

  • General
  • Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Endoscopy
  • Urology
  • ENT


  • Eyes
  • Basic Pediatrics
  • Plastic/Reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Obstetrics (C-Sections)

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Central Venous Catheter/CVC: Our goals:

  • Education of relevant indications, procedural aspects and complications of the operation
  • Generate the motor skills necessary for safe and efficient line placement.

The two-part curriculum is composed of independent and supervised direction. Initially the student will review a computer-based didactic session as well as a take-home journal article.

 After passing a qualifying examination, the student will participate in an in-class didactic session and line-placement exercise. The course culminates with the student undergoing a rigorous evaluation of motor skills and assessment of competence with regards to the encompassing procedural aspects related to central-line placement.

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Residents: Resident training is an opportunity for medical students, interns and residents to practice hospital procedures and patient care in a controlled environment.

We offer residency training for:

  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/Gyn
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

Residents are educated and tested in airway skills, basic and advanced code procedures and urgent/emergent patient care scenarios.  This class helps prepare residents for practice in a critical-care environment.  


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ACLS Initial and Renewal Classes: This program is an ASHI certification program. Its content is based on American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR, ECC and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

This course reviews the first 10 minutes of a cardiac arrest including defibrillation, airway management, and administration of medications.

Core case studies are used to demonstrate application of the standards for Advanced Cardiac Life Support in key emergency situations. Knowledge of content and skills will be evaluated in a simulated-arrest situation. 

Initial Classes are four 4-hour sessions while renewal classes one 6-hour session.

New: Banner Health now offers its own PALS course

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Robotics: The Banner Simulation System has a da Vinci Robot in its Simulation Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, and is one of the few health care systems in the country that has one entirely devoted to education and training.


Read more about robotics at Banner

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Simulation Education at Banner Health
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