Courses

The Theme of EPICC

EPICC is more than a course, it is an experience with the ultimate goal being to develop the emergency practitioners mindset in approaching all emergency department patients.  In the context of the safe learning environment, EPICC has three fundamental tenets:

A High Fidelity & Safe Learning Environment

Self and Teams

This objective assists the learner is discovering their role within a team and how they communicate within those teams.

Planning Care

This objective relates to the planning around the care of the Emergency Department patient.  Care planning focuses on problem identification, objective outcome measures and planning steps for achieving the outcomes.

Searching for Points of Failure

The approach to every situation seeking out gaps in care or communication to ensure the safest patient care possible.

It is important to understand the differentiation between high-fidelity and high-technology.  High-fidelity is the realism of a situation, high-technology is the ‘fanciness’ of simulation mannikins.  EPICC uses high-fidelity simulation and in some environments may incorporate high-technology mannikins.

EPICC uses evidence-based learning and assessment methods to fully engage the adult learner.  Theoretical content is learned online before attending the course.  The programs use mixed learning methods of small and large group case studies and simulation – there is no powerpoint-style learning at the attended sessions.  The programs leverage the “community”…when everyone is together at a course, we believe that learners should be interacting, not watching lectures.

There are currently four programs under the EPICC umbrella.  Please choose one for further information.