September 20, 2019By Lance Baily

Latest Pediatric Simulation Research Shared by IPSS

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) is dedicated entirely to pediatric, perinatal, and associated health care providers and organizations utilizing simulation-based education to improve care and safety for children. Edward J. Rovera recently shared on LinkedIn about the latest IPSS Pediatric Simulation reading list form the organization — an incredibly useful list of must read publications we are sharing here today. While on the topic, we also take a closer look at the IPSS and their support of paediatrics simulation worldwide!

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) was founded in 2008 by 11 multi-national pediatric medical practitioners. Their goal was to promote multi-disciplinary simulation in all healthcare subspecialties that treat infants and children. IPSS mission is “to inspire, grow and lead the global Pediatric Simulation community” and visions a world for “the best healthcare for children and families.” Their goals are to:

  • Reflect and empower the global pediatric and perinatal simulation community.
  • Develop and sustain a dynamic community of practice for pediatric and perinatal simulation-based innovations, education, research and advocacy
  • Support effective, safe, and efficient individual, team and system improvements.
  • Promote innovation for implementation and dissemination of pediatric simulation networks.
  • Complement and enhance efforts of other organizations.
  • Champion solutions for resource limited environments.

The society and its members are also actively involved in developing pediatric simulation in many regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and India. As the society grows, so too does its involvement in growing national simulation programs in emerging regions.


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Each year at the IPSSW conference, renowned and global experts gather for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation for three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe. The inspiring conference provided unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations. Attendees included all pediatric subspecialties working in simulation, from novice to expert levels – physicians, nurses, allied health care specialists, simulation experts and researchers, technicians and administrators.

Finally, the IPSS Research Committee works collaboratively with existing research networks to establish consensus pediatric simulation research priorities, common simulation research terminology, and a common simulation research template. As well, the group informs the membership on simulation research opportunities, including potential grants. Here then, is the latest recommended reading from the Pediatric Simulation research committee:

Effectiveness and Acceptability of Bag-and-mask Ventilation with Visual Monitor for Improving Neonatal Resuscitation in Simulated Setting in Six Hospitals of Nepal by Gurung R, Gurung A, Rajbhandari P, Ewald U, Basnet O, Kc A.

Educational efficacy of high-fidelity simulation in neonatal resuscitation training: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Huang J, Tang Y, Tang J, Shi J, Wang H, Xiong T, et al.


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EAST multicenter trial of simulation-based team training for pediatric trauma: Resuscitation task completion is highly variable during simulated traumatic brain injury resuscitation by Jensen AR, Bullaro F, Falcone RA, Daugherty M, Young LC, McLaughlin C, et al.

“Knocking-fingers” chest compression technique in infant cardiac arrest: single-rescuer manikin study by Jung WJ, Hwang SO, Kim H Il, Cha YS, Kim OH, Kim H, et al.

Retention of Basic Neonatal Resuscitation Skills and Bag-Mask Ventilation in Pediatric Residents Using Just-in-Place Simulation of Varying Frequency and Intensity: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study by Kamath-Rayne BD, Tabangin ME, Taylor RG, Geis GL.

Can real-time feedback improve the simulated infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation performance of basic life support and lay rescuers? by Kandasamy J, Theobald PS, Maconochie IK, Jones MD.

Effect of monitor positioning on visual attention and situation awareness during neonatal resuscitation: a randomised simulation study by Law BHY, Cheung P-Y, van Os S, Fray C, Schmölzer GM.

Smartwatch feedback device for high-quality chest compressions by a single rescuer during infant cardiac arrest: a randomized, controlled simulation study by Lee J, Song Y, Oh J, Chee Y, Ahn C, Shin H, et al.

Using video to assess and improve patient safety during simulated and actual neonatal resuscitation by Leone TA.

Emergent Neonatal Abdominal Paracentesis: A Step-by-Step Video Simulation by Matrone C, Cacho N, Weiss M, Ruoss L.

Validation of Animal Models for Simulation Training in Pediatric Laryngotracheal Reconstruction by Okhovat S, Milner TD, Clement WA, Wynne DM, Kunanandam T.

Two new chest compression methods might challenge the standard in a simulated infant model by Rodriguez-Ruiz E, Martínez-Puga A, Carballo-Fazanes A, Abelairas-Gómez C, Rodríguez-Nuñez A.

Evaluation methods and impact of simulation-based training in pediatric surgery: a systematic review by Yokoyama S, Mizunuma K, Kurashima Y, Watanabe Y, Mizota T, Poudel S, et al.

Visit the IPSS Website for All the Latest Ped Sim Research Reading Tips!


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