Applying Educational Theory to Interdisciplinary Education in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

Mary E. McBride*, Melvin C. Almodovar, Amy R. Florez, Annette Imprescia, Lillian Su, Catherine K. Allan

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At the 14th Annual International Meeting for the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society, the authors presented a simulation workshop for junior multidisciplinary providers focused on cardiopulmonary interactions. We provide an overview of educational theories of particular relevance to curricular design for simulation-based or enhanced activities. We then demonstrate how these theories are applied to curriculum development for individuals to teams and for novice to experts. We review the role of simulation in cardiac intensive care education and the education theories that support its use. Finally, we demonstrate how a conceptual framework, SIMZones, can be applied to design effective simulation-based teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-749
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • interdisciplinary education
  • medical education
  • pediatric cardiac critical care training
  • simulation-based medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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