Neonatal Resuscitation: Interactive Flash Cards for Pediatric Health Professionals
The goal of this thesis project was to create a supplementary educational tool to the American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). It was designed for pediatric health professionals, specifically those in the Newborn Nursery Department to train, study and practice neonatal resuscitation on an interactive application consisting of ten multiple choice and interactive questions. The application featured 3D animation in an interactive setting. Users received a cumulative score following completion of all ten cards based on performance. The application was evaluated by Gregory Jackson, MD, MBA and Laura McClendon, MD of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Pediatrics and was reviewed to be a successful, intriguing educational tool for use in formal training, practice, continuing education and as a variable in a long-term study of delivery room performance.