Riley Children's is always working to improve the outcomes of moms and newborns who need resuscitation and stabilization. The Perinatal Outreach Simulation Program is an on-site training program for healthcare providers who work in maternal and neonatal units.
High-fidelity simulation mannequins allow teams and individuals to refine and refresh skills in a realistic setting. The program was created to make learning as real as possible, without 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.
What Participants Can Expect
The Perinatal 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 for both mom and baby. Training is geared toward multi-professional resuscitation teams in their own environments.
Participants can expect the following on the day of training:
- The program team will bring equipment to conduct simulated medical experiences, including high-fidelity mannequins, task trainers and audio/video recording and playback devices.
- The program will include several high-risk, low-volume scenarios and skill stations.
- The program will emphasize technical skills, team communication in a crisis, the use of available resources, and stabilization and management of critically ill moms and newborns when waiting for a transport team.
In addition to community outreach simulations, we also offer the following training programs:
- Simulation education instructor course
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program
- Additional training/simulations tailored to your needs or your team's needs
Riley Perinatal Center affiliates are offered up to two site visits per calendar year. Non-affiliates will require a fee.
The Community Outreach Simulation Program team is a multi-professional group of neonatologists, hospitalists, nurses, respiratory therapists and simulation technicians.