Table 1

Phase 1 scenarios with objectives

Tabletop scenariosScenario objectives
1A 14-month-old toddler (girl) with fever and cough. Vital signs show haemodynamic stability. Examination is non-focal.Participants will discuss and identify LSTs that may arise when a patient
  • requires administration of a medication

  • requires a urinary catheterisation

  • requires point-of-care urinalysis

  • is moved to the sub-wait area

2An 8-year-old boy with fever, cough and runny nose. Vital signs show haemodynamic stability. Examination concerning for diminished air movement with wheezing.Participants will discuss and identify LSTs that may arise when a patient
  • requires non-urgent transfer to the emergency centre

3A 5-year-old girl with fever and sore throat, and household contact with positive SARS-CoV-2 testing. Vital signs show haemodynamic stability. Examination concerning for pharyngitis.Participants will discuss and identify LSTs that may arise when a patient
  • requires nasopharyngeal testing

  • requires a rapid strep test and throat culture

  • requires a prescription to be printed at discharge

4A 5-month-old baby (boy) with fever and crying who decompensates in the MPERT waiting room.Participants will discuss and identify LSTs that may arise when a patient
  • requires emergent higher level of care than provided at MPERT

  • LSTs, latent safety threats; MPERT, mobile paediatric emergency response team.

  • Patient scenarios are not from an actual patient. Any resemblance to a real person, living or deceased, will be a coincidence.