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.


Banner Simulation System is the only entity in Arizona that is aproved to offer Fundametnals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) testing.


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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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Basic Life Support - Provider (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support* (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support* (ACLS): Courses are American Heart Association certification programs. The content of this program is based on AHA guidelines for CPR, ECC and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

*BLS renewal certification will be included with the PALS & ACLS classes.

Non-Banner employees cost:
BLS - $40
ACLS Initial - $150
ACLS Renewal - $125
PALS Initial - $150
PALS Renewal - $125

Please call Nancy Smith to register or if you have questions: (602) 839-4763.

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Robotics: The Banner Simulation System has two robotic trainers at the Simulation Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, on robotic trainer at the McKee Simulation Center and two traveling robotic (backpack) trainers that are distributed to the Banner Arizona operating rooms upon request for training and practice purposes.

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Simulation Education at Banner Health
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