Simulation – Evidence Update
Welcome to the September 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 four weeks. Full text articles can be accessed via your HEFT Athens ID.
Nothing to report
Medical errors and patient safety
Systematic review of safety checklists for use by medical care teams in acute hospital settings - limited evidence of effectiveness
Henry Ko, et al.
BMC Health Services Research
Title: Going home on the right medications: prescription errors and transitions of care.
Citation: JAMA, August 2011, vol./is. 306/8(878-9), 0098-7484;1538-3598 (2011 Aug 24)
Author(s): Kahn JM, Angus DCFull Text: Available in fulltext at Highwire Press
Title: Medication errors reported in a pediatric intensive care unit for oncologic patients
Citation: Cancer Nursing, September 2011, vol./is. 34/5(393-400), 0162-220X;1538-9804 (September-October 2011) Author(s): Belela A.S.C., Peterlini M.A.S., Pedreira M.L.G.
AbstractThe objective of the study was to describe the medication errors reported in a pediatric intensive care unit for oncologic patients.
Title: Whistleblowing and patient safety: the patient's or the profession's interests at stake?.
Citation: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, July 2011, vol./is. 104/7(278-82), 0141-0768;1758-1095 (2011 Jul) Author(s): Bolsin S, Pal R, Wilmshurst P, Pena M
Title: Errors in the administration of intravenous medications in hospital and the role of correct procedures and nurse experience.
Abstract: Objective was to measure the frequency, type and severity of intravenous administration errors in hospitals and the associations between errors, procedural failures and nurse experience. Full text: Available in full text via BMJ Journals
Title: Design and Evaluation of Simulation Scenarios for a Program Introducing Patient Safety, Teamwork, Safety Leadership, and Simulation to Healthcare Leaders and Managers.
Citation: Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation, August 2011, vol./is. 6/4(231-238), 1559-2332;1559-713X (2011 Aug)
Abstract: The authors developed a training program to introduce managers and informal leaders of healthcare organizations to key concepts of teamwork, safety leadership, and simulation to motivate them to act as leaders to improve safety within their sphere of influence. This report describes the simulation scenario and debriefing that are core elements of that program. Full text: Available in print from the Good Hope Simulation Centre.
Simulation and medical training
Title: The importance of expert feedback during endovascular simulator training.
Citation: Journal of Vascular Surgery, July 2011, vol./is. 54/1(240-248.e1), 0741-5214;1097-6809 (2011 Jul) Author(s): Boyle E, O'Keeffe DA, Naughton PA, Hill AD, McDonnell CO, Moneley D
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: Complex endovascular skills are difficult to obtain in the clinical environment. Virtual reality (VR) simulator training is a valuable addition to current training curricula, but is there a benefit in the absence of expert trainers. Full Text: Available in fulltext at Ovid
Title: A randomized trial of simulation-based deliberate practice for infant lumbar puncture skills.
Citation: Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation, August 2011, vol./is. 6/4(197-203), 1559-2332;1559-713X (2011 Aug) Author(s): Kessler DO, Auerbach M, Pusic M, Tunik MG, Foltin JC
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The objective is to demonstrate that deliberate practice simulation-based training after audiovisual training (AV) improves infant LP skills compared with a control group receiving AV training only. Full text: Available in print from the Good Hope Simulation Centre.
Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of virtual reality simulation training in intravenous cannulation.
Citation: Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation, August 2011, vol./is. 6/4(213-7), 1559-2332;1559-713X (2011 Aug) Author(s): Loukas C, Nikiteas N, Kanakis M, Georgiou E
Abstract: This article focuses on the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) simulation training for intravenous (IV) cannulation. Full text: Available in print from the Good Hope Simulation Centre.
Title: The "simulation roulette" game.
Citation: Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of The Society for Medical Simulation, August 2011, vol./is. 6/4(244-9), 1559-2332;1559-713X (2011 Aug) Author(s): Frederick HJ, Corvetto MA, Hobbs GW, Taekman J
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: : "Simulation Roulette" is a new method of "on-the-fly" simulation scenario creation that incorporates a game-like approach to critical scenarios and emphasizes prescenario preparation. We designed it to complement our traditional anesthesia simulation curriculum, in which residents are exposed to predefined "critical" scenarios. Full text: Available in print from the Good Hope Simulation Centre.
Title: Psychomotor skills training in pediatric airway endoscopy simulation
Citation: Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, July 2011, vol./is. 145/1(43-50), 1097-6817 (Jul 2011) Author(s): Jabbour N., Reihsen T., Sweet R.M., Sidman J.D.
Abstract: To develop a robust psychomotor skills curriculum to teach pediatric airway foreign body retrieval and to assess the effect of this curriculum on residents' confidence in and ability to perform the complete task in an infant airway mannequin.
Title: Using medical simulation to teach crisis resource management and decision-making skills to otolaryngology housestaff
Citation: Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, July 2011, vol./is. 145/1(35-42), 1097-6817 (Jul 2011) Author(s): Volk M.S., Ward J., Irias N., Navedo A., Pollart J., Weinstock P.H.
Abstract: The authors developed a course to use in situ high-fidelity medical simulation (HFS) in an actual operating room (OR) to (1) teach teamwork and crisis resource management (CRM) skills simultaneously to otolaryngology and anesthesia trainees and OR nurses and (2) provide decision-making experience to ear, nose, and throat residents and OR teams in simulated high-risk, low-frequency airway emergencies.
Nothing to report
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