EBOLA SIMULATION at Meyer Children’s Hospital

On November 11th 2014, Dr. Marco de Luca launched a Simulation Course to test the operating procedure for pediatric patients who were suspected to have contracted the Ebola Virus.

The scenario began when the patient and family arrived in the Emergency Department. The patient/simulator was treated in the Emergency Room and then transferred to the Pediatric Department. The patient was finally transferred to the resuscitation department where the patient/ simulator was intubated and ventilated. The Doctors and Nurses who treated the patient wore the appropriate protective gear.

The scenario was recorded with the purpose of using the recording during the debrief. The course took approximately two hours and following the course, the group debriefed. They analyzed the video to determine the best way to care for a patient with Ebola and implement this procedure throughout the Emergency Department.