In Situ Simulation for Pediatric Emergencies in a Busy Emergency Department in Mwanza, Tanzania

Shahzmah Suleman, Ally Munna, Colleen Fant*

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Abstract

Emergency medicine is a relatively new field of practice in sub-Saharan Africa, and the first specialty training in Tanzania started in 2010. Despite this, the majority of emergency care for children is done by providers with little formal emergency medicine or pediatric emergency training. A low-fidelity, in situ simulation curriculum was held at Bugando Medical Center in Western Tanzania in 2018. There were 11 simulation cases that covered core topics in pediatric emergency care, and these were done on an ad hoc basis during available education time in a busy emergency department using available resources. These cases were well received and represent an opportunity for using external specialists to assist with provider education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Tanzania
  • emergency medicine
  • global health
  • pediatrics
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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