Journal Article

Simulation of in-hospital pediatric medical emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrests: highlighting the importance of the first 5 minutes.

Hunt EA; Walker AR; Shaffner DH; Miller MR; Pronovost PJ.

This study of hospital-based mock codes found significant delays and deviations in the care of pediatric patients requiring resuscitation. The authors advocate for use of simulation to help identify opportunities for educational intervention. A similar study in the adult population found delays in treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrests, with lower survival rates in patients with slower response rates. A past AHRQ WebM&M perspective discusses the role of simulation and what it adds to traditional classroom-based teamwork training.