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This“off-the-shelf” simulation intervention is intended for use in all emergency care settings.

 

Goal:  To improve the readiness of community EDs to triage, resuscitate, and transfer critically ill infants and create local pediatric care champions.

 

Audience: All Emergency Departments and EMS agencies are welcome to participate.

 

Program aims: 

To improve

  • providers' confidence and comfort levels with pediatric resuscitation skills and equipment

  • knowledge of pediatric guidelines and documentation techniques (equal to their level of training and responsibility)

in a controlled, non-threatening environment. 

 

Benefits: 

This low-cost toolkit can be used in the ED workspace by local faculty, led by a local champion. 

Local champions do not need simulation or pediatric content expertise to run the drill or debrief.  

About simulation in healthcare training and skills maintenance: 

 

Simulation is a “set of techniques to replace or amplify real experiences with planned immersive experiences to evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in an interactive fashion”.

 

Simulation training exercises appeal to the ways adults learn.

Using a hands-on approach to learning, adults can apply what is learned to a real-life scenario. 

This toolkit is specially designed to accommodate the needs of the adult learner to increase the effectiveness of the educational experience.

Patients then benefit through improved quality of care and safety.

 

Using simulation for pediatric training has been shown to:

1. Decrease fears and anxiety related to pediatrics

2. Improve communication between physician and nurses 

3. Increase the knowledge and familiarity with pediatric resuscitation equipment/guidelines

All of these factors translate directly to improved performance of resuscitation skills. 

 

Some simulation programs have noted correlations of implementation of simulation with improved neonatal and pediatric survival rates.  
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Project Credits

All materials copyright 2017-2019

Fabulous SimBox Creative Team

Marc Auerbach MD, MSc (Lead)

 

Ilene Claudius MD

Shruti Kant MD

Maybelle Kou MD, MEd

Joyce Li MD, MPH

Vivienne Ng MD, MPH

Amanda Price MD

Samreen Vora MD, MHAM

Images:

Maybelle Kou MD, MEd 

 

Video production:

Samreen Vora MD, MHAM

 

Images may be reproduced with permission. 

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