The KidSIM Pediatric Simulation Program based out of the Alberta Children's Hospital has been training health care professionals both as individuals and as part of interprofessional teams since October of 2005. Since that time, the KidSIM Program has become a world-class program, known for delivering top-notch educational programs and conducting cutting-edge research.
The KidSIM program provides learners surrogate clinical experiences with pediatric patients in as close to a ‘real-life’ situation as possible through the use of high-fidelity mannequins as well as teaching space that mimics the clinical setting. Additionally, KidSIM provides education and support to help families and other non-clinical care providers to be better prepared for looking after children with high-risk medical situations that might occur outside the healthcare setting.
Promote and measure high quality interprofessional pediatric education by:
Ensuring optimal accessibility to this education tool;
Providing leadership and excellence in academic delivery and evaluation of simulation based education;
Developing and mentoring high quality simulation educators;
Innovating and disseminating best practice;
Supporting Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives;
Conducting high quality simulation-based research
Making A Difference
- RN, Inpatient Unit
“I was informed by the gold senior and unit staff that a nearly identical scenario to the one we rehearsed in sim this morning occurred on the ward. The team and nurses performed just as we rehearsed, and the seizures were aborted after Fosphenytoin. That’s why we train!”