Birth of SPRinT


A voluntary commitment to undertake regular crisis resource management training using medical simulation was made by the Paediatric Intensive Care consultant team.  A paediatric resuscitation team was formed consisting of Drs Margarita Burmester and Meredith Allen and Nurse Educators Kumi de Costa and Jennifer Armstrong. A series of 10 scenarios were constructed from adverse events that had occurred on PICU or Rose Ward.

Bi-monthly in-situ simulation training on PICU or Rose ward ran for the first 12 months.   The simulation sessions were unannounced, run in real time and use equipment and personnel according to the clinical needs of the scenario.  We trained 34 nurses and 32 doctors during this period, and also ran a 4 week summer defibrillation workshop for 90 doctors and nurses.

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