The ImPACTS Program
ImPACTS was created by a team at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital to help ensure that the children in Connecticut receive the best emergency care. In 2017 the NH EMS for Children Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock partnered with the Yale-New Haven team to bring ImPACTS to New Hampshire with the goal that every ill and injured child in the Granite State no matter where they live, attend school or travel receive timely and appropriate emergency medical care.
ImPACTS Collaborative site:
(Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation)
ImPACTS site locations reach across the United States and around the world! Using the National Pediatric Readiness Project readiness score the program has shown significant improvements in domains including coordination of care and pediatric safety initiatives (Whitfill et. al, 2018).
Check out the full list of publications here: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/impacts/publications/
The ImPACTS Dartmouth team is comprised of pediatricians, nurses and a paramedic from the emergency, PICU, trauma and education setting. We work with partnering hospital EDs to identify opportunities for improvement through simulated events and then support your facility to reach improvement goals. Four New Hampsire EDs have joined with two in the queue!
The multidisciplinary team brings high-fidelity simulation equipment to the hospital in order to assess pediatric emergency performance in your facility. After each simulation, the team provides real-time feedback to participants through debriefings. Approximately two weeks after this session we will provide explicit performance metrics in a report out that compares your hospital to other similar hospitals. We will work with you to update pediatric policies, provide guidance on equipment, invite your providers to educational events and facilitate debriefings after difficult cases.