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Riley Hospital for Children

The Pediatric Community Outreach Mobile Education (PCOME) project is an education initiative with goals to improve the quality and enhance uniformity of the care provided to acutely ill children at emergency departments in the state of Indiana. By utilizing in situ simulation supplemented with web based educational modules and access to Riley Hospital for Children’s clinical protocols and guidelines as a platform to accomplish the collaboration between the academic medical center represented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and community ED partners. We were able to collaborate with more than 20 EDs statewide (20% of EDs in the state). Our program was very successful in improving the pediatric emergency readiness scores across a spectrum of EDs and enhancing adherence to best practices in these EDs. In 2017, we expanded our mission to a national level by collaborating with the ImPACTS team to join the efforts improving the quality of care nationwide. Our multidisciplinary team composed of pediatric critical care physicians, pediatric emergency physicians, critical care transport nurses, respiratory therapists and simulation educators, hopes to continue to collaborate with the ImPACTS team on future national projects that aim to improve the acute care provided to children, whenever it is needed, wherever it is needed.

Team Members

Kamal Abulebda, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Medical Director of Sedation Service

Riad Lutfi, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Pediatric Director of IU Health LifeLine

Samer Abu-Sultaneh, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Zach Berrens, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Erin Montgomery, RN, BSN, CCRN

Kellie Pearson, RRT, NPS

Michele Kirby, RN, MSN, CCRN


  • IU Arnett Hospital

  • Community Howard Regional Health

  • IU Health Frankfort Hospital

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

  • Reid Health

  • Witham Hospital

  • Riverview Health

  • Community Hospital North

  • Community Hospital East

  • Community Hospital South

  • Hendricks Regional Health, Brownsburg Medical Building

  • Hendricks Regional Health

  • IU Health West Hospital

  • Johnson Memorial Hospital

  • Decatur County Memorial Hospital

  • Columbus Regional Health, Emergency Services

  • Schneck Medical Center

  • Deaconess Midtown Hospital

  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon Urgicare

  • Union Hospital

  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital

  • IU Health Bloomington Hospital

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