Simulation-based learning integrates cognitive, technical, and behavioral skills into an environment where learners believe the setting is real, act as they would responding in the field, and feel safe to make mistakes for the purpose of learning from them. Whether you use low- or high-fidelity tools, the primary goal of simulation-based learning is to improve teamwork and communication skills.

Throughout the life of this PEPP edition, the PEPP Steering Committee will begin to share simulation-based learning tips, techniques, and strategies for integrating simulation-based learning into the PEPP curriculum and your individual courses.

As a first step in this initiative, the AAP has developed six optional realistic case-based scenarios for Prehospital Professionals:

  • Altered Mental Status due to Accidental Ingestion of Medicine for Prehospital Professionals
  • Medication Anaphylaxis for Prehospital Professionals
  • Missed Pelvic Crush Injury for Prehospital Professionals
  • Seizure for Prehospital Professionals
  • Severe Asthma Leading to Respiratory Failure for Prehospital Professionals
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia for Prehospital Professionals

These simulation scenarios can be accessed/purchased through the SimStore at:
http://www.mysimcenter.com/Product/pediatric-emergency-scenarios-for-prehospital-professionals-sms5831.aspx

If you have support for simulation-based learning within your current educational system, we encourage you to begin utilizing these scenarios as soon as you are able.

If you are already incorporating simulation-based learning within your courses, the PEPP Steering Committee would value learning about your experience. Please share your experience with us at PEPP@aap.org.

Future updates will be posted on the simulation-based learning section of www.PEPPsite.com.