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Pediatric Self-Evaluation Clinical Simulations
New for 2016
Updated to the 2015 Matrix
& Current Standards of Therapy

Each Pediatric Self-Evaluation Clinical Simulation features the following:
  • Format closely follows the computerized credentialing clinical simulations.  For teaching purposes, the pediatric clinical simulations contain more sections than the actual credentialing clinical simulations (each pediatric clinical simulation contains a minimum of 15 sections on the optimal path).
  • A detailed score report that includes the IG score, DM score, total score, proficiency score, efficiency score, errors of omission score, errors of commission score, and overall competence score.
  • After the user has seen his/her score report, he/she will have the opportunity to print the score report and (if you have set the program to teach mode) to review each section of the simulation to view the correct responses and compare them to his/her responses.
  • While viewing responses, the user is provided an explanation that identifies the rationale behind the correct response(s).
  • Use the Respiratory Administrator to set teach / test mode, passwords, and view users and scores.

Note: these programs are for institution purchase only.

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PCS-01: Acute Epiglottitis - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 4-year-old male admitted for respiratory distress. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, diagnosis of epiglottitis, securing and maintaining a patent airway, initiating mechanical ventilation and adjustment of ventilatory parameters, patient/ventilator system check, troubleshooting the patient/ventilator system, initiation of end-tidal CO2 monitoring, capnography waveform interpretation and troubleshooting, endotracheal suctioning, and extubation are required.

PCS-02: Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 22-month-old female admitted with a chief complaint of cough who is subsequently treated for laryngotracheobronchitis. Following treatment she is discharged and then three days later is re-admitted with bacterial pneumonia. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, diagnosis of laryngotracheobronchitis, recommending therapeutic interventions and supportive care relative to the treatment of laryngotracheobronchitis, administering racemic epinephrine therapy, initiating oxygen therapy and adjustment of the FIO2, initiating IV antibiotic therapy and systemic hydration, administering bronchodilator therapy, discontinuing all respiratory therapy and considering discharge planning when the pneumonia has resolved are required.

PCS-03: Asthma - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 5-year-old male admitted for an acute asthma attack. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, assessing severity, assigning a Pulmonary Score and interpreting its significance, administering supplemental oxygen and levalbuterol treatments, obtaining a history of the child's current exacerbation as well as a history of past exacerbations, recommending a treatment and supportive care plan, adjusting the FIO2 based on arterial blood gas results, recommending intubation, selecting an appropriately sized endotracheal tube, initiating mechanical ventilation and setting initial ventilatory parameters are required.

PCS-04: Bronchiolitis - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 3-year-old female admitted for RSV positive bronchiolitis. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, manual ventilation, intubation, selection of an appropriately sized endotracheal tube, initiation of mechanical ventilation, adjustment of ventilatory support parameters, bronchodilator administration, endotracheal suctioning, recommending discontinuing sedation, initiating weaning from mechanical ventilation, recommending a spontaneous breathing trial and selecting the method for performing the trial, assessment during the trial, and extubation are required.

PCS-05: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - TThis clinical simulation evolves around the current high-quality CPR guidelines for pediatric patients as recommended by the AHA. A 23-month-old male admitted for CHF and respiratory infection who subsequently experiences a cardiac arrest is presented. Decisions relative to determining unresponsiveness, determining breathlessness, determining pulselessness, initiating manual ventilation and chest compressions and determining the factors relative to delivering high-quality compressions, interpreting an ECG rhythm (ventricular fibrillation) and corrective intervention for the ECG rhythm, interpreting the ECG rhythm after defibrillation (sinus bradycardia) and corrective intervention for the ECG rhythm, transferring the child to the PICU post CPR and initiating mechanical ventilation, setting initial ventilator parameters, performing a patient/ventilator system check, obtaining arterial blood gases and recommending ventilator adjustments, and troubleshooting the ventilator in response to the activation of the high pressure alarm are required.

PCS-06: Chest Trauma / Independent Lung Ventilation - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of an 8-year-old male who sustains chest injuries after being struck by an automobile. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, performing emergency airway management with rapid sequence intubation, initiating mechanical ventilation, adjusting ventilatory parameters, placement of a left-sided thoracostomy tube, chest x-ray interpretation and placement of a second left-sided thoracostomy tube, inserting a double-lumen tube and initiating independent lung ventilation, confirming correct placement of the double-lumen tube, performing a patient/ventilator system check following the initiation of independent lung ventilation, performing tracheal suctioning and administering a bronchodilator, initiating dual capnography, and interpreting the dual capnograms are required.

PCS-07: Chest Trauma / Flail Chest - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 7-year-old trauma patient. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, diagnosis of flail chest, providing therapeutic and supportive care, initiating and managing endotracheal CPAP therapy, adjustment of CPAP parameters, initiating mechanical ventilation secondary to ventilatory failure, setting initial ventilatory parameters, ventilator waveform interpretation and troubleshooting, adjusting ventilatory support parameters, and diagnosing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) are required.

PCS-08: Cystic Fibrosis - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a pediatric patient with cystic fibrosis. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, pathophysiology, aerosol therapy, IPV therapy, oxygen therapy, selection of resuscitation equipment, endotracheal tube size selection, intubation and correction of tube placement, and initiation and adjustment of mechanical ventilation are required.

PCS-09: Foreign Body Aspiration - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 4-year-old boy admitted for respiratory distress after aspirating pieces of a fruit gel snack. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, diagnosis of foreign body aspiration, initiating supplemental oxygen, performing bronchoscopic visualization and removal of the foreign body, assessing the cardiopulmonary system following nasal intubation, endotracheal suctioning, diagnosing aspiration pneumonitis, initiating positive pressure ventilation, assessing the patient/ventilator system, administering an aerosol bronchodilator, adjusting ventilatory support parameters, and initiating universal isolation precautions are required.

PCS-10: Muscular Dystrophy - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 7-year-old female with congenital muscular dystrophy who exhibits respiratory distress secondary to pneumonia. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, initiating supplemental oxygen, transferring to the PICU for treatment and monitoring, initiating BiPAP and adjusting BiPAP parameters, administering an aerosol bronchodilator, initiating postural drainage with manually assisted coughing, correctly placing the patient in the appropriate postural drainage position, correctly performing the manually assisted coughing technique, and discontinuing BiPAP are required.

PCS-11: Near Drowning - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 9-year-old male who is brought to the ED after being rescued from the water while learning to water ski. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, initiating supplemental oxygen, initiating nasal CPAP (N-CPAP) therapy when faced with refractory hypoxemia, assessing for respiratory distress, diagnosis of pulmonary edema, initiating manual ventilation, endotracheal intubation with selection of an appropriately sized endotracheal tube, chest x-ray interpretation of a mal-positioned endotracheal tube, selecting initial ventilatory support parameters, determining the source for a leak in the patient/ventilator system, and performing endotracheal suctioning are required.

PCS-12: Pediatric Transport - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a pediatric patient during transport to an acute care facility. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, selecting transport equipment and supplies, administering bronchodilator therapy with selection of the appropriate bronchodilator, endotracheal tube size selection, endotracheal intubation and repositioning the endotracheal tube, initiation and adjustment of mechanical ventilation, initiation of manual ventilation and performing emergent needle decompression in response to a tension pneumothorax, and determining the proper location for needle insertion are required.

PCS-13: Respiratory Distress Syndrome - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 16-month-old female who develops ventilatory failure secondary to an acute aspiration event. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, patient/ventilator assessment, diagnosis of respiratory distress syndrome, performing endotracheal suctioning, x-ray interpretation of a left-sided pneumothorax with subsequent insertion of a left-side thoracostomy tube, adjusting ventilatory support parameters, initiating and administering inhaled nitric oxide therapy, initiating and administering surfactant-replacement therapy, ventilator weaning and extubation are required.

PCS-14: Status Asthmaticus - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 8-year-old asthmatic boy admitted for wheezing and difficulty breathing, who subsequently requires intubation and mechanical ventilation. Decisions relative to clinical and laboratory assessment, administering continuous nebulizer therapy, assessing for increasing respiratory distress, manually ventilating, evaluating the resuscitator bag for proper function, selecting supplies for intubation, troubleshooting the colorimetric end-tidal CO2 detector, intubating and initiating mechanical ventilation, selecting initial ventilatory support parameters, maintaining hypercapneic low volume ventilation, assessing the patient/ventilator system, evaluating the ventilator for loose connections, initiating a spontaneous breathing trial, extubating and administering supplemental oxygen are required.

PCS-15: Toxic Substance Ingestion - This clinical simulation evolves around the management of a 2-year-old male admitted for respiratory distress secondary to toxic substance ingestion. Decisions relative to assessment and stabilization of the vital signs, initiating supplemental oxygen, adjustment of oxygen therapy, initiating bronchodilator therapy and PEP therapy, laboratory assessment, manual ventilation and endotracheal intubation, initiating mechanical ventilation and setting initial parameters, performing a patient/ventilator system check, administering a bronchodilator and performing endotracheal suctioning, and adjusting ventilatory support parameters are required.

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