Improving Pediatric Acute Care through Simulation
Administration of real medications and use of real equipment.
To improve health outcomes and survival for acutely ill and injured infants and children through simulation-based interventions and quality improvement processes.
The first phase of this work will describe, measure, and compare the factors associated with high quality care of a set of simulated infant patients across a spectrum of emergency department teams.
This information will be used to develop multifaceted simulation-based education and quality improvement interventions.
This work will connect community emergency departments with tertiary care children’s hospitals. This will result in improved access to pediatric specific expertise in a broad range of topics in addition to medical care including pediatric trauma, child abuse, behavioral health/pediatric psych, and neonatal emergencies.