Investigators:  Tim Elgin
Org Unit: Carver College of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics
Proposal Summary:

The importance of training students to effectively resuscitate newborn infants and provide lifesaving procedures cannot be overstated, and simulation can help bridge the learning gap that new time constraints have, in part, created.

By creating and fostering collaboration between pediatrics and the undergraduate biomedical engineering program a dynamic relationship can be formed between clinical problems and engineering solutions.

Devising and then incorporating improved, realistic simulation materials will allow our medical learners to master procedures outside of the stress of the ICU and improve their skills and confidence when they are called upon to perform them on a real infant.