Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation

About this Resource

This is a collaborative project involving professors from George Brown College, Centennial College and Ryerson University and nurse educators from the Hospital for Sick Children.

Access to good clinical and laboratory experiences is becoming increasingly difficult. In recent years, there has been a marked decline in access for students to acute care patient beds and specialty areas like pediatrics. Furthermore, there is ongoing discussion regarding the ethics of sending students into complex clinical situations. This resource helps to address these needs.

This virtual simulation contains an interactive game in which the learner provides care to a 10 year old boy who has had an appendectomy and his mother. Playing the virtual simulation will promote the application of knowledge and skills related to providing family centred care to a post-operative pediatric patient.

Intended Audience

This resource is intended for students as well as practitioners in nursing. The virtual simulation can be incorporated into nursing courses or used for self-study. Practicing nurses can use this simulation as a review or self-test to enhance their current practice or prepare to move into a pediatric clinical setting.


Funding for this project was provided by the Chang School-Ryerson University. Thank you for the funding of $20,000.


2016 International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
Best in the Show Runner up Award in Serious Gaming and Virtual Environments