Medical Education Symposium

First Author Information

Megan E Coe, MD, resident physician, department of pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Additional Author(s) Information

David E Marcello III, MD, FAAP, Director, Division of Hospital Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health; Associate Professor

Cheryl N Bodamer, PhD, RN, MPH, CHSE, Assistant Professor and simulation educator in the VCU SOM Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety

Presentation Format

Poster

Type of Activity

Innovation

Original Presentation Date

2017

Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

We are looking at the feasibility of redesigning the existing simulation education for first-year residents within the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s pediatric residency program to increase learning opportunities and to enhance exposure to pediatric medical emergencies. Novel simulation scenarios were designed to provide an introduction to managing the first five minutes of commonly encountered emergencies on the inpatient wards. These shortened simulations allow for educational objectives to be tailored to the expected knowledge and responsibilities of first-year residents.

Purpose/Research Question

Increasing simulation education for first-year pediatric residents will increase knowledge and skills in managing common emergency situations in pediatric medicine. It will also allow for the development of teamwork and communication skills.

Objectives

Increase the amount of simulation education experience

Each learner would function as team leader twice per year

Focus on the first five minutes of a resuscitation event

Improve team communication skills during stressful events

Evaluate how learners progress over the course of the year

Gauge attitudes towards simulation education

Gauge attitudes towards resuscitation skills

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