A Decade Later-Progress and Next Steps for Pediatric Simulation Research

Simul Healthc. 2022 Dec 1;17(6):366-376. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000611. Epub 2021 Sep 24.


A decade ago, at the time of formation of the International Network for Pediatric Simulation-based Innovation, Research, and Education, the group embarked on a consensus building exercise. The goal was to forecast the facilitators and barriers to growth and maturity of science in the field of pediatric simulation-based research. This exercise produced 6 domains critical to progress in the field: (1) prioritization, (2) research methodology and outcomes, (3) academic collaboration, (4) integration/implementation/sustainability, (5) technology, and (6) resources/support/advocacy. This article reflects on and summarizes a decade of progress in the field of pediatric simulation research and suggests next steps in each domain as we look forward, including lessons learned by our collaborative grass roots network that can be used to accelerate research efforts in other domains within healthcare simulation science.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Computer Simulation
  • Consensus
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Research Design*