Simulation in Pediatrics: A Learning Lab for Education, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety

Pediatr Ann. 2021 Jan 1;50(1):e13-e18. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20201214-01.


Simulation-based medical education is an experiential modality that has evolved over the last 60 years, amassing evidence as an efficacious tool for skill acquisition and care improvement. We review the underlying theory, core defining principles, and applications of medical simulation broadly and in pediatrics in hopes that it can be accessible to every pediatric clinician regardless of practice environment and resources. Any situation where there is risk of harm to a patient or clinician can be simulated for practice, reflection, and re-practice. Whether preparing for clinic-based emergencies, new hospital units, or new daily workflows, simulation is valuable to novice and master clinicians for individual and team care enhancement. [Pediatr Ann. 2021;50(1):e13-e18.].