Practice Experience, Diabetes, pediatRic Online (P.E.D.R.O.)
P.E.D.R.O. is a pilot simulation that enhances and expands internship education by using a 3D hospital and conversation simulator.
Users meet Pedro, a 13-year-old boy, and his family as they learn of his diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. In the pilot-simulated practice experience, users complete the four steps of the Nutrition Care Process for inpatient and follow-up outpatient visits, contribute in an inter-professional team meeting, and learn about billing and coding.
While completing simulation, users also gain real experience with professional practice resources: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Library (EAL), Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII) and the openEMR certified electronic health record.
With the aid of a preceptor to evaluate the results, P.E.D.R.O. is intended to contribute towards the supervised practice and competency requirements for registered dietitian nutritionists.
*This practice simulation was funded by an educational grant from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.