At Riley Children’s Health, the Simulation Program facilitates simulations and medical education locally, regionally and nationally. Our subspecialists focus on education and training, safety, heathcare equity and research.
Leaders in pediatric simulation
- Promote high quality patient care and patient safety, improve individual and team performance and communication and advance simulation science by pursuing innovative research.
- Build and sustain relationships between community hospitals and Riley Children’s/IU Health using our simulation platform statewide.
- To be a leading institution for regional, state and national collaboration with other institutions and organizations in the simulation community.
To be a center of excellence and innovation in simulation-based education and training, simulation-based outreach, research, and patient safety.
Meet the Team
The simulation team includes multidisciplinary experts in simulation and medical education, simulation coordinators, simulation technology, and facilitators promoting education, teamwork, and research. The following is the core team.
In situ and training curriculum
Our In Situ program provides simulation experiences directly to the learner in their work environment. This program spans a broad range of clinical disciplines and learners, including but not limited to pediatric mock code training, ECMO simulation program, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric emergency medicine, high-risk pregnancies and fetal anomalies, residents and fellows training, and more.
Riley Children's is always working to improve the outcomes of moms, newborns and acutely ill and injured pediatric patients who need resuscitation and stabilization using simulation as a platform for education and collaboration with other community providers and hospitals statewide.
Outreach at Riley Children’s includes a team of multi-professional educators and experts in neonatology, pediatric critical care and pediatric emergency medicine including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and critical care transport members. Our outreach programs include:
Riley Hospital for Children Simulation Lab
The Riley Hospital for Children Simulation Lab is designed for simulation-based education and research. It provides an innovative learning environment for all healthcare professionals and trainees to practice pediatric clinical experiences within an active medical hospital.
The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall
The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall brings Indiana’s current and future doctors, nurses and technicians together in collaborative practice in a variety of clinical settings. Together, these interdisciplinary teams will practice on mannequins thar respond like real patients, immerse themselves in computer-simulated surgery and react to complicated emergency room dramas.