In the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education, our care teams train to provide patients with the most reliable, specialized and complex care.
At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, your child’s well-being is our highest priority, and our physicians, nurses, therapists and support team members are dedicated to providing the safest, most-advanced and well-trained care possible. In the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education, we work to advance patient safety and care and improve patient outcomes by educating and training health care professionals and families in real-life, high-risk situations.
The Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education is transforming pediatric training and education through state-of-the-art simulation that improves communications, breaks down silos that impede teamwork, trains people within our health system and beyond, and adopts the latest procedures and technology in the safest way.
Our hospital-based pediatric Simulation Center offers a broad spectrum of pediatric and neonatal medicine simulation alongside world-renowned physicians and clinicians, with the highest quality simulators on the market to recreate real-life pediatric situations in real time. This multidisciplinary approach to training provides the opportunity for learners to lead in the most critical situations.
The center is evaluating how best practices in simulation training and education increase patient quality and safety while lowering health care expenses.
What is a simulation center?
A simulation center is a testing, research and training facility that mimics clinical spaces such as the clinic, patient care room, intensive care unit and the operating room as well as non-clinical spaces such as a child’s room at home or classroom. Simulation exposes our learners to high-risk clinical situations without putting the patient at risk. It also prepares our learners to communicate well and work together as a team. Our center has control rooms connected to each space that allow for facilitator observation without obstructing the simulation experience.
What does simulation training include?
Simulation training at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital puts the learner in real-life clinical scenarios overseen by an expert team of simulation specialists. Each training experience includes:
Real-life Scenarios. In real time, instructor-led trainings use special infant- and child-size mannequins that can be programmed to display vital signs and mimic real-life emergency scenarios, such as seizures and resuscitation.
Hybrid Simulation. Two technologies are put together to create a sim, such as using a video of a real patient and then having the learner treat a simulator.
Debriefing. Simulation training is video-recorded and then reviewed by learners. Our structured debriefings provide learners with feedback, evaluation and the opportunity to reflect on the training.
Who uses a simulation center?
Many people benefit from real-world training in a simulation center, including:
Security personnel, physician residents, nurse residents, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other clinicians
Parents and caregivers of children with complex home care needs
Hospital systems working to improve patient care and increase patient safety
Research organizations aiming to discover solutions and close the gaps between innovation and adoption of new practices and equipment
Education for Professionals
The Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education uses a multidisciplinary approach to simulation education and training. Our facilitators design learning experiences that support patient safety and learner psychological safety.
Meet our Team
Meet the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education leadership and the team.
Patient and Family Support
The Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers support for parents and caregivers whose children have complex home-care needs. A devoted space in our Simulation Center is used for replicating a home environment to prepare caregivers for the skills they need at home. If complex home care is needed, your child’s physician or nurse will contact the Simulation Center for training and support. Our specialized staff equip parents and caregivers so they are confident providing the care their child needs at home.
Simulation Center Research
The Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is ideally positioned to advance research across the health care system. Using a multidisciplinary approach to training, the center is evaluating how best practices in simulation training and education increase patient quality and safety while lowering health care expenses.
Contact the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education
The Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education is located in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care Center.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
We also offer special scheduling requests in advance.