IPSS Scenario Library – Meet the Author

IPSS Scenario Library curates and indexes scenarios from leading resources which have been developed, peer reviewed and tested for pediatric simulation, saving you time and effort. Dr. Anita Thomas, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, is the author of “Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation Curriculum: Submersion Injury with Hypothermia and Ventricular Fibrillation.” Dr. Thomas researched the literature surrounding submersion injury and developed this scenario to include multiple injuries that could occur together for example, submersion with hypothermia. The scenario is in regular rotation with her fellows. Dr. Thomas sat down (virtually) with IPSS WebCAM committee member, Ed Rovera, Nursing Pedagogy and Simulation Educator at SFSU, to give us some insight on developing and using this scenario. IPSS members can access the full Scenario Library in the Community Center on the IPSS website. Join today!


I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.





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