Am J Perinatol 2020; 37(12): 1258-1263
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693465
Original Article

Simulation in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programs

Taylor Sawyer
1  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
,
Theodora A. Stavroudis
2  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
,
Anne Ades
3  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Rita Dadiz
4  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
,
Christiane E. L. Dammann
5  Division of Newborn Medicine, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
,
Louis P. Halamek
6  Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
,
Ahmed Moussa
7  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Sainte-Justine Hospital University Center, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
,
Lamia Soghier
8  Department of Neonatology, Children's National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia
,
Arika Gupta
9  Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
,
Sofia Aliaga
10  Department of Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
,
Rachel Umoren
1  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
,
Heather French
3  Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
for the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Training Program Directors Task Force on Simulation› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Objective This study aimed to investigate the use of simulation in neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) fellowship programs.

Study Design This was a cross-sectional survey of program directors (PDs) and simulation educators in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited NPM fellowship programs.

Results Responses were received from 59 PDs and 52 simulation educators, representing 60% of accredited programs. Of responding programs, 97% used simulation, which most commonly included neonatal resuscitation (94%) and procedural skills (94%) training. The time and scope of simulation use varied significantly. The majority of fellows (51%) received ≤20 hours of simulation during training. The majority of PDs (63%) wanted fellows to receive >20 hours of simulation. Barriers to simulation included lack of faculty time, experience, funding, and curriculum.

Conclusion While the majority of fellowship programs use simulation, the time and scope of fellow exposure to simulation experiences are limited. The creation of a standardized simulation curriculum may address identified barriers to simulation.



Publication History

Received: 13 March 2019

Accepted: 06 June 2019

Publication Date:
15 July 2019 (online)

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