Repetitive Pediatric Simulation Resuscitation Training
This study is limited in that the experience of residents in resuscitation is highly variable. Different medical schools provide an array of experiences in pediatrics. Residents also come from a wide variety of backgrounds preceding medical school: some may be well versed in pediatric resuscitation (ex: they were an EMT for years) while others may have never been exposed to a critically ill child.
Feedback is a key feature of effective medical simulation. The Repetitive design in this study provided learners the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills discussed during debriefing. This format may lead to improved self-reported knowledge, skills, and satisfaction with the simulator session. Future studies should address if this debriefing format improves retention and translates to improved performance in providers’ clinical performance during resuscitations. .