Simulation using SimBaby
Project Leader: Dr Moria Stewart
SimBaby is an Interprofessional teaching and learning workshop using high-fidelity simulation. The workshop has facilitated the teaching and assessment of clinical competencies, teamworking and communication skills among undergraduate medical and nursing students.
Working in Interprofessional teams, students were presented with clinical scenarios on the high-fidelity paediatric simulator. The successful management of these clinical problems required students to deploy their core knowledge and skills in assessing and treating common paediatric emergencies. It has also required them to demonstrate teamworking, mutual respect and understanding of the role of other professional colleagues. Debriefing sessions facilitated by experts have provided feedback to the students on their clinical decisions and actions, and on their interprofessional management of the scenario.
Following positive student evaluation, the workshop is now offered to all Year 4 paediatric medical students and Year 3 children’s nursing students. Simbaby workshops have also provided the opportunity to train the team of junior doctors and nurse educators in the use of high fidelity simulation and in managing debriefing and feedback sessions with students. Building on this success, provision is also being made for dental and dental care students to learn together in community dental clinics and appropriate clinical areas within the School of Dentistry.
The Simbaby team has participated in a number of prominent workshops and events. In September 2006, they hosted a Higher Education Academy-funded workshop to develop interprofessional case based learning materials. They facilitated a national workshop funded by MEDEV, the HEA’s Subject Centre, initially in October, 2007 and at MEDEV’s request, it was held again in May, 2008.
Download the Simulation Observer Assessment Proforma (PDF, 147KB)
Simulation and SimBaby: What, why and how? (PowerPoint, 896KB)
Stewart, M., Kennedy, N. & Grandidier, H. C. (2010)
'Undergraduate interprofessional education using high-fidelity
paediatric simulation', The Clinical Teacher, vol. 7., no. 2 | View online
Morison, S and Stewart M. (2009) Developing effective teams and protecting the vulnerable: an interprofessional journey. In Moran J.E and Anderson B.M. (eds) Outsourcing, Team Work and Business Management. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Traynor, M. Stewart, M and Grandidier, H. (Pending) 'Developing a practical framework for undergraduate interprofessional teaching and learning using high fidelity simulation'.
Grandidier, H. C., Stewart, M. & Kennedy, N. (2009) 'Child and Health and Welfare Recognised Research Group'. Paper presented for the CHWRRG Annual Scientific Meeting. 13th March. Belfast.
Morrow, P. & Grandidier, H. C. (2009) 'A Model for Interprofessional Education: Using Paediatric High Fidelity Simulation'. Paper Presented for the Laederal SUN meeting. 24th Febuary. Newcastle.
Grandidier, H. C., Stewart, M., Morrow, P. & Corkin, D. (2008) 'A Model for Interproffessional Education: Paediatric Simulation'. Paper presented for the Education for Health – Patient Partnership and Interprofessional Partnership conference. October. Cork.
Morrow, P. & Corkin, D. (2008) 'Enhancing Clinical Skills in Inter-Professional Simulated Learning Environment. Paper Presented at the 2nd Children and Young People's Nursing Clinical Skills Conference. Cardiff. 18th July.