The IU School of Medicine pediatric critical care fellowship program at Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis) is actively involved in simulation-based education and research projects. This simulation program is designed to enhance patient safety, and it promotes excellent clinical care and hands-on training through rich experiential learning that empowers a multidisciplinary team approach to care delivery.
The pediatric critical care fellowship has a dedicated simulation curriculum for pediatric critical care fellows that includes bi-annual boot camps, periodic in-situ simulation, mock codes and outreach simulation activities.
The simulation program provides a flexible and rich learning environment for all health providers and trainees to practice key clinical skills, develop high-quality teamwork and improve communication skills in a psychologically safe environment. The program provides health care professionals across disciplines with high-fidelity pediatric clinical experiences embedded within real clinical settings and environments.
The pediatric critical care simulators have developed and implemented simulations projects that focus on pediatric resuscitation quality, pediatric emergency outreach and emergency readiness, and in situ mastery learning. Learners span a broad range of clinical specialties and regularly work with pediatric, medicine-pediatric and emergency medicine residents; pediatric critical care and pediatric emergency medicine fellows; nurses and APRNs; surgical teams, ECMO and other clinicians.
Simulation activities extend across all Indiana University School of Medicine-affiliated sites and departments as well as community emergency departments and nationwide simulation programs and institutions.