Prioritizing Pediatric Simulation Training in Healthcare Education

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Though pediatric simulation scenarios in healthcare education aren’t practiced as heavily as other simulation scenarios, data shows when being treated for life-threatening events, infants and children have higher mortality and morbidity rates (2). This can in part be traced back to the weaknesses that have existed within pediatric emergency care for quite some time. Pediatric care is not simply a scaled down approach to adult care, as it’s specialized and requires a different skill set and expertise. Specific training that teaches physicians to recognize the physiologic and emotional differences in care between infants/children and adults is vital in order to effectively meet the healthcare needs of pediatric patients (1). 

One way to help combat this issue is to prepare and educate future healthcare providers on not only the importance of pediatric training but also the proficiency that goes into pediatric care planning/management in comparison to their adult counterparts even when facing similar conditions. Continuing education courses and advanced healthcare education training programs that implement simulation training have been proven to be an effective method with regards to pediatric care. Simulation exercises are a great assessment tool, especially for particular skills like peds resuscitation, trauma management and more (3). While further research is needed to determine the link between simulation training and improved clinical outcomes, it’s certain this type of training promotes confidence, allows students the opportunity to master core competencies, all while providing no real risk to patients. 

Simulation Training with Loaded Pediatric Crash Cart Products 

DiaMedical is proud to offer pediatric simulation training products in efforts to provide instructors the tools to prepare future pediatric healthcare providers for emergency peds scenarios. The Simulated Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart by SimLabSolutions is the perfect tool for educators wanting to implement pediatric simulation training into their curricula. Containing all the supplies and simulated medications needed for teaching pediatric advanced life support (PALS), this crash cart has all the essential peds products in multiple sizes organized by drawer according to the Broselow system. The color-coded system allows physicians to utilize length measurements to quickly and accurately administer correctly-dosed medications. The drawers are broken down as followed: 

Simulated Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart - LC017910

  • Drawer 1: Simulated Medications 
  • Drawer 2: Pink - Patient weight 0.5 - 8 kg 
  • Drawer 3: Purple - Patient Weight 9 - 11 kg 
  • Drawer 4: Yellow - Patient Weight 12 - 14 kg 
  • Drawer 5: White - Patient Weight 15 - 18 kg 
  • Drawer 6: Blue - Patient Weight 19 - 23 kg 
  • Drawer 7: Orange - Patient Weight 24 - 50 kg 
  • Drawer 8: Green - Patient Weight 50 kg  
  • Drawer 9: Additional Supplies 

To showcase the features and functions of the Simulated Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart, our latest Tuesday Teachings video demonstrates a simulation scenario featuring students performing a pediatric resuscitation. This is a fantastic resource for educators as pediatric mock codes are a great tool to improve competence in specialized situations that require a high degree of skill, focus and accuracy. 

Pediatric Training Manikins 

In addition to the Pediatric Crash Cart, DiaMedical recommends pairing the Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart with the Life/Form® Basic Child CRiSis™ Manikin that provides practice of child airway management and CPR education. This full body CPR manikin includes child airway management head, laryngospasms and tongue edema, allowing it to help transform regular simulation settings into highly realistic training scenarios. Students are able to practice crucial skills like resuscitation through mock code simulations, allowing them to gain confidence and feel comfortable when similar situations occur in real-world practice.The opportunity for students to master core competencies through realistic exercises is one of the driving reasons behind why simulation training is a key component of healthcare education and a contributing factor to creating competent young health professionals. 

Key Takeaways 

Continuing to place an emphasis on pediatric training is something that should be a priority for instructors as well as healthcare facilities with regards to continuing education courses. The specialization required for effective pediatric nursing care warrants in-depth training, which is why DiaMedical is prepared to help educators implement the tools for simulation training into their training programs. For more information on products like the Simulated Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart and Life/Form® Basic Child CRiSis™ Manikin, reach out to a DiaMedical expert at 877-593-6011 or


About Pediatric Medicine. (2015). Grand Lake™ Health System. 

Facility Recognition of Emergency Department Pediatric Capacity. (n.d). Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. 

Ojha, R., Liu, A., Rai, D., & Nanan, R. (2015). Review of Simulation in Pediatrics: The Evolution of a Revolution. Frontiers in pediatrics, 3, 106.


Products Shown

SimLabSolutions Simulated Loaded 9 Drawer Pediatric Crash Cart

Life/Form® Basic Child CRiSis™ Manikin

SimVS Nucleus Platform