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Ebola Simulation for PICU and ED Staff

Contributed on March 12, 2015, last updated June 29, 2022.



Alison Dodds, RN, BScN, MEd (C), The Hospital for Sick Childen
Krista Wollny, RN, BNSc, MN (C), The Hospital for Sick Children
Sophie Joseph, RN, BScN, MN, The Hospital for Sick Children
Carrie Glanfield, RN,BScN, MN, The Hospital for Sick Children

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A 6 year old male patient with fever, nausea and vomiting had recently traveled to an affected country and interacted with a family member that possibly had Ebola. The Health Care Professional needs to manage the routine care of this child in level 3 personal protective equipment.

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrate correct use of PPE as per Ebola guidelines
Demonstrate correct actions for cleaning up body fluid as per Ebola guidelines
Calls for help when needed
Demonstrates correct procedure for changing fluid bag.
Demonstrates correct technique for removal of PPE equipment.

Simulation Modality:



Sim Jr or Megacode Kid


The scenario was piloted on a group of 4 professionals first and then revised and used as an part of an education strategy for Ebola training. A total of 96 staff participated in the simulation; this included 82 RNs and 14 RRTs.


Dodds A, Wollny K, Joseph S, Glanfield C. Ebola Simulation for PICU and ED Staff. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2015. Available from

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Target Learners




Respiratory Therapy


Continuing professional development
Graduate / postgraduate / residency

Fields / Disciplines:

Critical care
Emergency / trauma
Mass casualty & triage
Pediatrics / child & family

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