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Infant with Respiratory Distress

After this activity, your team will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a systematic assessment of a critically ill pediatric patient in your Emergency Department. 


2. Demonstrate the interventions required for an infant with respiratory distress. 


3. Determine the appropriate disposition/ 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 Video Simulation: A baby with respiratory distress

SimBox Video Simulation: A baby with respiratory distress

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.

Interactive Video

View on Vimeo:

Use the video clickable hotspots to navigate to different parts of the video and find content faster. You can also download the video and use if offline, starting and stopping it 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: January 2024

Authors: Sofia Athanasopoulou, Vishal Naik, Zobiya Momin, Deeksha Borkar, Manu Madhok, Maybelle Kou, Marc Auerbach, Elizabeth Sanseau

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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