American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Simulation – Pediatrics




Simulation – Pediatrics

Thursday, February 18, 2016 

Course Description
Course Fee
Learning Objectives
Course Schedule
Course Directors

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Course Description

Critically sick children are every emergency physician’s nightmare; nobody wants them but we all do and will encounter them in our clinical practice. So let’s practice these “high stakes infrequently encountered cases” in a simulated environment and become experts. Sounds good? If yes, then this course is for you.

Pediatric Emergency Immersive Simulation based conference is designed for emergency physicians seeking to enhance their decision making and procedural skills in caring for critically sick children.

The cases selected for this conference are not frequently encountered but carry a very high risk and emergency physicians from all levels will greatly benefit from them. Seasoned physicians will solidify their knowledge and get comfortable with running codes and performing procedures while junior physicians will get an opportunity to hone on their analytical and decision making skills as well procedural skills. Each participant will have the chance to critically analyze and be in a leadership role for at least one critical case. Our expert faculty will debrief the participants through the stations regarding the critical decision making and procedural expertise. Come, play and become comfortable in dealing with these tough cases in your practice.

Course Fee

On or before January 25, 2016

  •  Pediatrics Simulation ONLY
    • $400 AAEM member
    • $500 Non-member
  • Pediatric Simulation AND Obstetrics Simulation
    • $700 AAEM member
    • $850 Non-member

January 26, 2016 and after

  • Pediatric Simulation ONLY
    • $550 AAEM member
    • $650 Non-member
  • Pediatric Simulation AND Obstetrics Simulation
    • $800 AAEM member
    • $950 Non-member

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to:

  1. Manage difficult pediatric airways with focus on obstructed airway.
  2. Understand indications, equipment needed and procedures for surgical airway.
  3. Recognize and manage a child with altered mental status.
  4. Understand differential diagnosis and management of a sick neonate.
  5. Understand and manage neonatal resuscitation.
  6. Understand indications and techniques of performing Umbilical Venous Catheterization.
  7. Understand techniques for lumbar puncture in neonates.

Course Schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2016


  Introduction to course, faculty, and participants


  Scenario 1/Skills                                 


  Scenario 2/Skills


  Scenario 3/Skills




  Scenario 4/Skills


  Faculty Debrief:
  Critical decisions, procedural expertise, “tricks of trade”    


  Transport to Planet Hollywood

Course Directors

Madhu Hardasmalani, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical & Base Station Director, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital & MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Sabrina Taylor, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Clinical Director of Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX


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