Simulation Center

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(612) 813-6988
2424 Territorial Road
St. Paul, MN 55114

Over 65% of mistakes in healthcare are due to errors in communication and team work. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota established simulation-based team training in 2004 as a strategy to improve team performance in high-risk, low-volume emergency events.

Simulation training enables healthcare professionals to practice in a risk-free environment, providing opportunities for repeated practice in responding to simulated emergencies. The simulations focus on improving critical care skills, clinical reasoning, and communication and teamwork. After the simulation scenario, guided by trained facilitators, the team analyzes what went well, and where improvements can be made.

Children's Simulation Programs

Children's Simulation Center is a leader in innovative simulation program delivery and is positioned to meet the training needs of practicing health care professionals wherever they can best be served considering three training venues:

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Children's Mobile Simulation Training

Perhaps known best for our 40-foot simulation bus, Children's Mobile Training Center was the first mobile simulation program in the nation dedicated solely to pediatric and neonatal training.

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Children's In-Situ Simulation Training

Children's simulation staff delivers pediatric and neonatal simulation training into any care area of Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Teams can train in their own clinical environment - targeting improving team performance, while providing an opportunity to test the environment and hospital systems for latent errors.

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Children's Simulation Training - Territorial Rd Training Facility

Our 5000 sq foot training facility serves healthcare professionals participating in standardized courses such as PALS, NRP, TNCC, as well as customized simulation courses. These courses may include skill training, competency assessment, or simulation sessions that often require more time and space than the in-situ program or mobile training center can provide. The facility houses a classroom, simulation laboratory, debriefing room, and garage space.

Mission and Vision

Children's Simulation Training Center's mission is to make healthcare safer for children by advancing patient safety within our own walls and delivering pediatric training to other healthcare teams within the region.

Our vision is to be this region's pediatric simulation resource and contribute to Children's reputation as a high reliability organization by:

  • Offering training to healthcare organizations and healthcare professionals seeking to improve their response to pediatric emergencies and those seeking to develop as simulation based facilitators.
  • Using the most advanced training technology and team science to advance patient safety efforts.
  • Supporting healthcare research utilizing simulation.