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A Seizing Infant

After this activity, the team will be able to manage a seizing pediatric patient with emphasis on the following objectives:

1. Apply Crisis Resource Management and teamwork in the care of a patient with a seizure (with attention to role designation, directed orders, sharing mental model and closed loop communication with team and family members).


2. Prioritize treatment of potential etiologies to guide stabilization or escalation of care for a patient with a seizure.


3. Determine the appropriate destination for transfer.

1. Case Content

Download the case booklet and review prior to the session. 

Includes the case progression, educational content,

and many other resources to help you facilitate the simulation. 

2. Video


You can either use the YouTube Video or the Interactive Vimeo Video. 

The video includes frames of an animated patient next to a monitor with vital signs that change based on the patient's clinical condition. There is also a prerecorded, narrated prebrief, dispatch, and debrief that you can use to help faciliatate the simulation. 

Animation used with permission from OPENPediatrics. 

Standard Video

SimBox+ and TeleSimBox:  ED Infant Seizure

SimBox+ and TeleSimBox: ED Infant Seizure

Play Video

View on YouTube:

Based on the participants' actions, hover over the video progress bar and quickly navigate to different parts of the video. You can also pause and restart the video as indicated.

3. Surveys

Please complete the facilitator and participant surveys at the end of the session to help us improve SimBox.



Posted: May 2020

Revised: Feb 2022

Authors: Sofia Athanasopoulou, MD, Shruti Kant, MD, Mukuka Kangwa, MD, Sonia Mehta, MD, Marc Auerbach, MD; Maybelle Kou, MD; Ilene Claudius, MD; Keyuree Satam, Elizabeth Sanseau, MD

Disclaimer: The booklet and video were created as educational and research resources and not to guide clinical practice. Please reach out to our team with any questions or if you want to contribute. 

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