To enroll in a simulation or get more information, email Amy Hanson, M.D., at email@example.com.
The Simulation for Pediatric Assessment, Resuscitation and Communication (SPARC) Program educates pediatric clinicians in:
Sessions are conducted in multiple locations within Norton Children’s Hospital in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, including the emergency department, OR/recovery, “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center, Transport Team and all inpatient floors.
Here, clinicians learn important techniques for dealing with the delivery of difficult news to patients and their families. Video-assisted debriefing allows participants to deconstruct and reflect on their experiences, teaching them how to approach such conversations more effectively in the future.
Procedural training for pediatric residents, fellows, faculty, nurses and respiratory therapists
Ongoing educational outreach to local and regional emergency departments
Using simulation to identify safety threats and to achieve process improvements
Participation in the INSPIRE Pediatric Simulation Research Collaborative
The SPARC Program is funded by the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and has received grants from the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, WHAS Crusade for Children and the Kentucky Hospital Association.