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.