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  1. Straka, Kristen DNP, RN, CPN
  2. Burkett, Marnie MSN, RN, CCRN
  3. Capan, Michelle MSN, RN, CPN
  4. Eswein, Jan MSN, RN, CCRN


Adverse patient events related to preventable errors while hospitalized resulted in need for interventions to improve outcomes. One identified error is the lack of symptom recognition during patient deterioration. Pediatric patients' symptoms during deterioration vary from their adult counterparts and often go unrecognized. A Pediatric Crisis Recognition and Management course was designed to assist the novice pediatric nurse to recognize and respond appropriately through the use of high-fidelity simulation enhancing their clinical skills and improving patient outcomes during a crisis.