Simulation- January 2012



Simulation – Evidence Update  

January 2012




Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Welcome to the January bulletin on Simulation being produced by the HEFT Library Services. This bulletin is produced to support Simulation training carried out in the Harry Hollier Simulation Centre at Good Hope. This issue will highlight evidence published in the previous 4 weeks. Full text articles can be accessed via your HEFT Athens ID.


Human factors

Nothing to report


Medical errors and patient safety

Title: Medicine administration errors in patients with dysphagia in secondary care: a multi-centre observational study.

Citation: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 01 December 2011, vol./is. 67/12(2615-2627), 03092402 Author(s): Kelly, Jennifer, Wright, David, Wood, John

Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe the interventions used by nurses when administering oral medicines to patients with and without dysphagia, to quantify the appropriateness of these interventions and the medicine administration error rate.

Full Text: Available in fulltext at Ovid


Medical debriefing

Nothing to report


Simulation and medical training

Title: New training strategies for anaesthesia residents

Citation: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, December 2011, vol./is. 24/6(682-686), 0952-7907;1473-6500 (December 2011) Author(s): Houben K.W., Van Den Hombergh C.L.M., Stalmeijer R.E., Scherpbier A.J., Marcus M.A.E.

Abstract: This review intends to give an overview of developments in anaesthesia residency training.


Title: Simulated pediatric resuscitation use for personal protective equipment adherence measurement and training during the 2009 influenza (H1N1) pandemic.

Citation: Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Patient Safety, November 2011, vol./is. 37/11(515-23), 1553-7250;1553-7250 (2011 Nov) Author(s): Watson CM, Duval-Arnould JM, McCrory MC, Froz S, Connors C, Perl TM, Hunt EA

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Previous experience with simulated pediatric cardiac arrests (that is, mock codes) suggests frequent deviation from American Heart Association (AHA) basic and advanced life support algorithms. During highly infectious outbreaks, acute resuscitation scenarios may also increase the risk of insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) use by health care workers (HCWs). Simulation was used as an educational tool to measure adherence with PPE use and paediatric resuscitation guidelines during simulated cardiopulmonary arrests of 2009 influenza A patients.

Title: Deliberate practice using simulation improves neonatal resuscitation performance.

Citation: Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation, December 2011, vol./is. 6/6(327-36), 1559-2332;1559-713X (2011 Dec) Author(s): Sawyer T, Sierocka-Castaneda A, Chan D, Berg B, Lustik M, Thompson M

Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of DP using simulation on improving Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) performance.

Full Text: Available in Print from Good Hope Simulation Centre.



Team training

Title: Team play in surgical education: A simulation-based study

Citation: Journal of Surgical Education, January 2012, vol./is. 69/1(63-69), 1931-7204;1878-7452 (January-February 2012) Author(s): Marr M., Hemmert K., Nguyen A.H., Combs R., Annamalai A., Miller G., Pachter H.L., Turner J., Rifkind K., Cohen S.M.

Abstract: This study assessed the effects of simulation-based training in the context of trauma resuscitation in teams of trainees.


Title: Effectiveness of multidisciplinary team training in obstetric emergencies: A randomized controlled trial

Citation: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, January 2012, vol./is. 206/1 SUPPL. 1(S68), 0002-9378 (January 2012) Author(s): Van De Ven J.

Abstract: Obstetric team training is thought to improve the performance of multidisciplinary teams, thus preventing complications and improving the outcomes of pregnancy and delivery for mothers and their babies. Although there is evidence that obstetric team training improves the process of team performance, evidence that this approach improves clinical outcome is lacking. The authors assessed the effectiveness of team training in acute obstetrics in a cluster randomized clinical trial.

Full Text: Available in fulltext at MD Consult; Note: You will need to register (free of charge) with MD Consult the first time you use it.


Title: Low-Cost and Ready-to-Go Remote-Facilitated Simulation-Based Learning

Authors: Ikeyama, Takanari MD; Shimizu, Naoki MD, PhD; Ohta, Kunio MD, PhD

Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare:


Abstract: This study was performed to examine the technical feasibility and to describe its characteristics compared with an on-site simulation system

Full Text: Available in Print from Good Hope Simulation Centre


Further information:

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