Original Publication
Open Access

Pediatric Procedural Skills Training Curriculum

Published: August 24, 2010 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8094

Included in this publication:

  • Arterial Puncture Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • BVM Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • CSC Procedural Skills Training Lecture.ppt
  • Instructor's Guide.pdf
  • Intraosseous Line Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • Intravenous Line Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • Lumbar Puncture Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • Orotracheal Intubation Procedure Checklist.pdf
  • Venipuncture Procedure Checklist.pdf

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This resource is a training curriculum on pediatric procedural skills. It was developed as a yearly procedural skills training day, which allows incoming interns the opportunity to practice several of the required Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education pediatric procedural skills on patient simulators prior to performing the procedures on real patients. The curriculum includes a slide-show presentation and a procedural skills checklist, which can be used as evidence of procedural competency. Much of the literature devoted to pediatric simulation training has focused on simulation technology and the effectiveness of simulation-based education. Relatively little has been published on simulation curricula. Here, we present a detailed pediatric procedural skills simulation curriculum that has been designed for use in pediatric graduate medical education programs. Preliminary feedback from residents who have experienced the training is encouraging. Efforts are currently underway to collect outcome data on the effectiveness of the training. The authors hope this curriculum will help others who wish to implement a procedural skills simulation curriculum within their training program.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, learners will be able to demonstrate evidence of competence in procedural skills as demonstrated by direct observation and grading via a pediatric procedural skills checklist.

Author Information

  • Taylor Sawyer, DO, MEd: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
  • Kevin Creamer, MD: National Capital Consortium
  • Robert Puntel, MD: Madigan Army Medical Center
  • John Lin, MD: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  • Daniel Steigelman, MD: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  • Joseph Lopreiato, MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Mark Thompson, MD: Madigan Army Medical Center

This research was supported by the US Army Central Simulation Committee.

None to report. 

Prior Presentations
Sawyer T, Creamer K, Lin J, et al. Designing a standardized simulation curriculum for use in all army pediatric GME programs. Presented at: 10th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare; January 2010; Phoenix, AZ.


Sawyer T, Creamer K, Puntel R, et al. Pediatric procedural skills training curriculum. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;6:8094. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.8094