Ongoing Studies

Research within INSPIRE or affiliated with INSPIRE encompasses 1 of 2 types of Simulation-based research described in our article in Pediatrics (Training & Assessment vs. Healthcare Innovations), which we have divided into 7 full categories.  If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact us at [email protected].simresearch

Training & Assessment

1. Debriefing

  • Cheng et al:  Co-Debriefing in Simulation-based Education
  • Halamek et al: DART Debriefing Assessment
  • Mullan et al: Randomized Trial of Participant-Led vs. Facilitator-Led Debriefing
  • Brown et al: Summative Feedback on Provider Perceptions & Quality of CPR during Simulated Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Moga et al: Improving Teamwork & Safety using Acute Event Debriefing

2.  Interprofessional Education, Teamwork, Communication

  • Knight et al:  Improving Code Team Performance & Survival Outcomes with Resuscitation Training
  • Hunt / Rosen et al:  Team Leadership under Stress
  • Overly et al:  Structured Patient Encounters
  • Maa et al:  PALS Performance Tool in the PICU
  • Moro-Sutherland et al: Low-cost simulation in global health pediatrics
  • Nicholson:  Assessing Resident Competency for Informed Consent
  • Mallory et al:  The State of Simulation-based Assessment and Pediatric ACGME Milestones
  • Chang et al:  Use of Leaderboards to improve CPR Quality and Practice among Healthcare Workers
  • MacKinnon et al: Use of Leaderboards to improve CPR Quality and Practice among Community High School Students
  • Thyagarajan et al: Pediatric Simulation in Rural India

3. Procedural & Psychomotor Skills

  • Pusic et al: Learning Retention & Decay Prevention using Radiographic Simulation
  • Dadiz et al: Exploring Facilitators & Barriers to implementing Competency-based Assessment
  • Arnold et al: Simulation to teach management of home tracheostomy emergencies
  • White et al: Development of a Standardized Process for INSPIRE Procedure Kits
  • Byrne et al: Comparison of ETI + UVC vs. LMA + IO Needle in NRP
  • Brown et al: PRIDE / Disaster Triage
  • Barry et al:  Bag-valve Mask Training & Simulation
  • Kummett et al:  Development of Neonatal Critical Care Skills
  • Kessler, Auerbach et al:  Competency Assessment for Simulated Infant Lumbar Puncture
  • Kabbur et al:  Assessing UVC Training Effectiveness
  • Pennaforte et al: Simulation-based Training and Acquisition of Clinical Reasoning in Neonatology
  • Weiner et al: Handheld High Fidelity Simulation for IV Catheterization

Healthcare Innovations

4. Technology

  • Sampson et al: Drug-prescribing App during simulated scenarios
  • Kessler et al: Randomized trial of Continuous Capnograpy during Resuscitation
  • Burhop et al: Difficult Pediatric Airway Simulation Study for children with Trisomy 21
  • Gerard et al: Virtual Pediatric Simulator for Emergency Military Scenario Training
  • Wermter et al: Improving Realism of PALS with Smart Simulation Tools & Children

5. Acute Care & Resuscitation

  • Lemke et al: Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice for Resuscitation Teams
  • Auerbach et al:  ImPACTS – Disparities between General Emergency Departments vs. Pediatric Emergency Departments
  • MacKinnon et al:  Management of Critical Neurotrauma
  • Levy et al:  Validation of PALS Tools
  • Ching et al:  Simulation to Assess the PECARN Closed Head Injury Rules
  • Cheng / Nadkarni et al: Bundled Intervention to Improve Outcomes from Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • Ruscica et al: Resuscitation Review to Guide Educational Interventions
  • Bould et al: Integrating Cognitive Aids

6. Human Factors

  • Iyer et al:  Hand-off Assessments using Simulation
  • Ambati et al:  Random Leader Role Assignment on Task & Team Performance

7. Patient Safety

  • Fiedor-Hamilton et al:  Epi-Pen Simulation for in-Hospital Anaphylaxis
  • Scherzer et al:  Epi-Pen Simulation for out-of-Hospital Anaphylaxis
  • Flannery et al: Effect of Resident Fatigue on Simulation Training Outcomes