Recently the Board of Visitors (BOV) awarded a generous grant to support Simulation Technology Instructor Development as part of the BOV Simulation Learning Center. Simulation is an educational methodology that allows clinicians to learn, practice, and repeat procedures or situations to enhance individual and team performance. Hands-on simulation helps teams and individuals develop preparedness and insight that is best learned and practiced in realistic conditions. The intent of BOV Simulation Outreach is to improve collaboration between clinicians at Children’s National and referring providers, EMS personnel, community hospitals, and pediatricians in the Washington Metropolitan area. Through simulation outreach, Children’s National aims to improve pediatric health care and outcomes by ensuring providers are appropriately trained to respond to their unique health needs. Enhancements underway include videotaping for critique following scenarios, creating programmable stethoscopes, and engineering CDs for breath and heart sounds.
Hands-on simulation helps teams and individuals develop preparedness in realistic conditions.