About Us

The Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama was established in 2007 to provide physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, students and other health care professionals with opportunities to perform common medical procedures and respond to rare, complex conditions and life threatening emergencies.

With the help of our supporters, the Center continues to grow and has nine simulators ranging in age from newborn to teen. Three of the simulators are wireless and can be used off-site. Last year we saw more than 5,000 visitors and conducted more than 900 simulations. Our staff strives to maintain our vision of a multidisciplinary center of excellence that utilizes high-fidelity simulation to promote education, research, and the delivery of safe, innovative health care for children.

The Center’s mission is to integrate simulation throughout Children’s of Alabama in a structured learning environment that promotes excellence in clinical care, patient safety, and education for all pediatric healthcare practitioners and care teams.

We hold a basic assumption for every learner that visits our center:
Everyone participating in activities at the Children’s of Alabama Pediatric Simulation Center is intelligent, well-trained, and dedicated to improve their care for children.

Over the past five years, the Pediatric Simulation Center has conducted…

  • 70 Mock Codes
  • 32 PALS sessions
  • 46 NRP sessions
  • 34 Trauma simulations
  • 98 nursing service orientation (NSO) simulations
  • 17 national and local podium presentations
  • 37 IRB approved research studies
  • 41 research posters at national and international  conferences
  • 27 trips to Children’s South
  • and consumed 1800 pounds of candy!

Please view our video and photo gallery to learn more about the center and what we do