Valley Children’s has an active Interprofessional Education Simulation Program. Founded in 2015, it is the first Simulation Program in the Central Valley to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The program includes all members of our pediatric healthcare team, physicians, residents, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory care practitioners and others. The program uses high fidelity mannequins and task trainers to simulate common medical procedures, complex medical conditions and life-threatening emergencies, even the rarest of possibilities. This allows our teams to gain experience and have a learning curve on our mannequins and not someone’s child.
The program incorporates Healthcare Simulation Standards and Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
Program leaders have presented at national and international conferences sponsored by the California Simulation Alliance, INACSL, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Annual Conference and The International Pediatric Simulation Society.
Simulation is integrated throughout residency and there is time devoted specifically to working with the simulators and task trainers during all three years of residency. A few elements of our curriculum in which simulation is featured are as follows:
- Simulation Orientation Bootcamp
- ED Simulation Bootcamp
- Interprofessional Emergency Medical Response Resuscitation Training
- Code Blue Leadership Training
- NICU Simulation
- NICU task trainers
Kim Bilskey, MSN, RN, CHSE
Simulation Program Manager