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Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society was formed with the idea of propagating use of health care simulation to improve the quality of care provided to sick children. This society over last few years has been active in promoting use of simulation in the form of Trainers Workshop aimed at stakeholders of Pediatric Critical Care educators and conducting various other workshops like Simulation Training of Emergency Pediatrics (STEP), Simulation of Critical Care Emergencies and Newborn emergencies (NEO SIM). These workshops are aimed at Pediatricians and focusses on specific skills needed to take care of sick children. These workshops are remarkable since they are conducted in multidisciplinary fashion where doctors and nurses have to work together as a team to manage a simulated emergency. This society also has represented India in various international forums and has affiliation with various important international societies like Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS)

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• PediSTARS entered a formal affiliation agreement with Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the year 2014. PediSTARS has been presenting its activities and attending affiliate meeting yearly at IMSH.

• During the 6 th International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Meeting at Vienna in April 2014, IPSS Signs Patronage Agreement with PediSTARS and agreed to mentor PediSTARS.

• PediSTARS presented an update of their activity for INSPIRE network meeting being held at Vancouver via Skype on May 5 th 2015.

• India was represented by PediSTARS in Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), Paris in June 2017.

ABC – Stop the bleed – training police and public- Pandemic community training activity from Pedistars India and GVK EMRI in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania and Children’s hospital of Philadelphia


PediSTARS’ ABC program is saving lives at the community level. This is a press report on how PediSTARS is reaching out to community, helping common citizens by training and in turn saving lives of accident victims.


PediSTARS Cares!! Here is a glimpse of the distribution of Free masks and sanitisers to 650+ Volunteers of the ABC program. ABC is a unique program of PediSTARS with GVK EMRI, Road Safety club and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia which is saving lives of accident victims by reaching out to citizens and offering training at the community level.


PediSTARS collaborated with International Society Of Simulation (SSH) to celebrate the GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SIMULATION WEEK- September 17–21, 2018. More than 40 centres across the country participated and conducted simulation in their institution to join the global simulation community to celebrate the professionals who improve the safety, effectiveness and quality of healthcare services every day.


PediSTARS India conducted the 2nd National Pediatric Trauma Simulation to coincide with the World Trauma Day which is observed on 17th October every year. Theme of the year – Haemorrhagic shock in pediatric trauma.


PediSTARS co-hosted meeting with JPHAIGO, Laedral and EMRI on role of simulation in improving outcomes of sick children on 4 th March 2016 at EMRI, Hyderabad. Representatives from PediSTARS, Dr.Vinay Nadkarni from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, WHO, Bill Gates Foundation and Proncto attended this meeting. This meeting brainstormed on projects related to decreasing child mortality.


Active Bleeding Control to save lives of accident victims at GVK EMRI, Hyderabad in collaboration with PediSTARS on March 8 th & 9 th 2018. The first batch of 100 volunteers including police personnel, auto drivers, bus drivers, students, petrol bunk staff, shop owners and other roadside outlets completed a 90-minute training programme in providing immediate first aid to accident victims by stopping severe bleeding and thereby saving lives. The initiative plans to train 1000 volunteers across the country.


PediSTARS was invited for a session on the role of Simulation in National Health Programs in “Cross Learning in National Health Programs”. This meeting was hosted by the Karnataka State Health Institute for Family Health and Welfare on 21 st & 22 nd March 2016 at Hotel Capitol, Bangalore.


Round table discussion attended by MOH , AIIMS , Laerdal , PediSTARS, JHPEIGO , NABH finding ways to incorporate Simulation in UG/PG education Meeting discussing role of simulation in medical education and in patient care. Dr. Ashok Deorari from AIIMS, Dr. Vinay Nadkarni from CHOP, Dr. Harish Nadkarni from NABH, Ministry of Health, Academic director from AIIMS, Mr. Dileep Kumar from INC and representatives from various other organizations brainstormed on various aspects of using Simulation at Medical College, public and private hospitals.


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