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

Sandrijn M. Van Schaik, Jennifer Plant, Shelley Diane, Lisa Tsang, Patricia O'Sullivan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-815
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2011



  • interprofessional education
  • mock code
  • resuscitation
  • simulation
  • team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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