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Volume 16/Issue 3, May 2020

The role of simulation in preparing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jennifer Peterson, Ruth Gottstein, Ranganath Ranganna


In response to COVID-19, simulation has been used to embed practical skills such as donning and doffing of personal protective equipment and scenario-based logistics of proposed COVID-19 patient flows. We have developed small staff group training sessions, alongside larger scale multidisciplinary team sessions and used simulation to guide the development of our standard operating procedure. We have also created online training resources to reach a larger number of staff within the neonatal unit (NNU). In this article we share our experiences to help others develop their own ideas on the plethora of ways that simulation can aid a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and any other future advances within the NNU.

Peterson J., Gottstein R., Ranganna R. The role of simulation in preparing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Infant 2020; 16(3): 108-12
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