Research

Research

The patient simulator for training of anesthesia residents in the management of one lung ventilation

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Simulators are used extensively for the training of medical personnel. All anesthesia providers should be prepared and trained in the management of one lung ventilation for pulmonary surgery, yet familiarization with one lung ventilation may not be possible on a routine basis in the operating room. Therefore, this reports details the first use of the patient simulator (PS) to enhance the training of anesthesia residents in the management of one lung ventilation. A detailed report of our computer program for simulating one lung ventilation is included.

Neurophysiological monitoring simulation using flash animation for anesthesia resident training

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Surgery of the spine is associated with the possible complication of permanent nerve injury. Neurophysiological monitoring is widely used during spine surgery to decrease the incidence and severity of neurologic injury. A profound understanding of physiological and pharmacological factors influencing evoked potentials is expected from the anesthesia provider.

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Surgical Resident Training Using Real-Time Simulation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Physiology with Echocardiography

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

With increasing complexity of medical care and continuing limitations on medical education, the use of simulation is becoming ever more important. Several simulators have been developed to teach procedural-based surgical tasks. The care of the cardiac surgical patient requires an in-depth understanding of physiology, particularly as pertains to cardiopulmonary bypass. We describe the use of the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) to teach perioperative fundamentals to surgical residents.

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Integrating echocardiography into human patient simulator training of anesthesiology residents using a severe pulmonary embolism scenario

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Echocardiographic images were integrated into patient simulation (PS)-based resident training with a goal of highlighting the applicability and limitations of pure pressure-based measurements in the management of different disease states.

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Teaching clinical opioid pharmacology with the Human Patient Simulator

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Postoperative pain should be aggressively treated to decrease the development of chronic postsurgical pain. There has been an increase in the use of Human Patient Simulator (HPS) for teaching advanced courses in pharmacology to medical students, residents, and nurses. The aim of this educational investigation was to pilot the HPS for the training of medical students and surgical recovery room staff nurses in the pharmacology of opioids for the management of postoperative pain.

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Using a Mannequin-Based Simulator for Anesthesia Resident Training in Cardiac Anesthesia

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Simulators are used for training medical personnel. This report details the use of a human patient simulator for initial clinical experience of anesthesia housestaff with cardiopulmonary bypass.

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National / International Simulation Presentations

Presentations by Members in the Department of Anesthesiology
2012

  • Preventing Tragic Outcomes: A Multidisciplinary, Interactive Case-Based Workshop on Effective Crisis Resource Management
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare)
  • The Patient Simulator for Training Anesthesiology Residents in Advanced Opioid Pharmacology
    International Conference on Opioids

 

Presentations by Members in the Department of Anesthesiology
2012

  • Preventing Tragic Outcomes: A Multidisciplinary, Interactive Case-Based Workshop on Effective Crisis Resource Management
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare)
  • The Patient Simulator for Training Anesthesiology Residents in Advanced Opioid Pharmacology
    International Conference on Opioids
  • Using the Human Patient Simulator as a Means of Teaching 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students the Pharmacology and Physiology of Commonly Used Emergency Drugs
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs (Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • Patient Simulation for Training in Crisis Management of Regional Anesthesia Complications
    American Society Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Using the Human Patient Simulator to Teach Medical Students and Interns How to Deal Effectively with an Obstructive Physician in a Crisis Situation: A Pilot Curriculum
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs (Association of American Medical Colleges

2011

  • Current Innovations in the Diagnosis and Management of Brain Death and Donation after Cardiac Death
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/ Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Use of the Human Patient Simulator to Teach Withdrawal of Care and DCD in the Non-Resuscitable Trauma Patient
    International College of Surgeons

2010

  • Clinical Skills Training and Assessment of Preparation for Becoming an Intern Using the Human Patient Simulator
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare)
  • High Fidelity Simulation of Acute Critical Case Scenario for Senior Medical Students
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs (Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • Presentation of Use of the Human Patient Simulator for Training in Palliative Medicine
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/ Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Anesthesia Resident Training in Neurophysiologic Monitoring Utilizing the Human Patient Simulator
    Society for Education in Anesthesia

2009

  • Use of Human Patient Simulation for Interdisciplinary Teaching
    International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Developing a Teaching Workshop for New Anesthesiology Faculty
    Society for Simulation in Healthcare (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare)

 

2008

  • The Human Patient Simulator to Enhance Learning Among Medical Students in the Management of Critically Ill Patients
    International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Use of Human Patient Simulation for Interdisciplinary Teaching
    International Anesthesia Research Society

2007

  • Use of the Human Patient Simulator in Training Residents for Cardiac Anesthesia
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs (Association of American Medical Colleges)
  • Use of Human Patient Simulator Training for Cardiopulmonary Bypass
    Southern Group on Educational Affairs (Association of American Medical Colleges)

 

 

Grant Activity

Awarded to the Department of Anesthesiology
2012

  • MESRE Project: The UK Department of Anesthesiology in collaboration with the University of Louisville Healthcare was recently awarded a medical education research grant from the Southern Group of Educational Affairs (SGEA). Simulation will be used in this study to assess the transition of care process during rapid response situations. Initial results will be available late spring of 2014.
    https://www.aamc.org/members/gea/regions/sgea/awards/66884/sgea_research.html