Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
Riley at IU Health is always working to improve outcomes of newborns who need resuscitation and stabilization. The Community Outreach Simulation Program is an on-site training program for healthcare providers who work with critically ill newborns. High-fidelity simulation mannequins give teams and individuals the opportunity to refine and refresh skills in a realistic setting. The program was created to make learning as real as it gets, without the risk.
The Health and Medicine Division and The Joint Commission recognize simulated medical experiences as an important training method to increase patient safety. Our program tailors educational sessions to meet the specific needs of each participating team or individual.
The Community Outreach Simulation Program provides on-site, simulation-based education sessions to delivery room resuscitation teams. We can also address other stabilization issues beyond the delivery room. Training is geared toward multi-professional resuscitation teams in their own environments.
Participants can expect the following on the day of training:
In addition to community outreach simulations, we also offer the following training programs:
An Indiana University Health Values Grant supports the Community Outreach Simulation Program. There is no fee for one program visit per year. Additional training may require a fee.
We offer a number of different Community Outreach Simulation Program services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
The Community Outreach Simulation Program team is a multi-professional group of neonatologists, hospitalists, nurses, respiratory therapists and simulation technicians.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.