Interprofessional team training in pediatric resuscitation: a low-cost, in situ simulation program that enhances self-efficacy among participants

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Sep;50(9):807-15. doi: 10.1177/0009922811405518. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


Introduction: Simulation-based interprofessional team training is important to ensure high-quality, safe patient care, but several barriers exist, including diverging learning needs and schedules as well as limited available resources.

Methods: The authors developed an in situ, simulation-based interprofessional team training program around pediatric emergencies for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists at their institution and performed an analysis of the program's impact on self-efficacy in resuscitation skills among pediatric residents and nurses.

Results: The results showed that with a design based in best principles of team training and simulation education, interprofessional team training is feasible and sustainable. The program had a beneficial effect on self-efficacy in resuscitation skills among both residents and nurses at the authors' institution and received widespread acceptance.

Conclusions: A collaborative approach to design and implementation of interprofessional team training can lead to a sustainable program that serves both patient safety and training requirements set forth by professional organizations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Continuing / economics
  • Education, Continuing / methods*
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Pediatric Nursing / education
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Resuscitation / education*
  • San Francisco
  • Self Efficacy*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Teaching / economics
  • Teaching / methods*