Simulation

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

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Daniels, K. & Auguste, T. (2013). Moving forward in patient safety: Multidisciplinary team training. Seminars in Perinatology 37(3), 146-50.

Daniels K, Lipman S, Harney K, Arafeh J, & Druzin M. (2008). Use of simulation based team training for obstetric crises in resident education. Simulation in Healthcare 3, 154-60.

Davis, S., Miller, K., & Riley, W. (2008). Reducing patient harm through interdisciplinary team training with in situ simulation. Paper presented at Improving Patient Safety Conference. Cambridge, UK: Robinson College.

Ekmekci, O., Plack, M., Pintz, C., Bocchino, J., Lelacheur, S., & Halvaksz, J. (2013). Integrating executive coaching and simulation to promote interprofessional education of health care students. Journal of Allied Health 42(1), 17-24.

Eppich, W., Howard, V., Vozenilek, J., Curran, I. (2011). Simulation-based team training in healthcare. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Suppl:S14-9.

Figueroa, M., Sepanski, R., Goldberg, S., & Shah, S. (2013). Improving teamwork, confidence, and collaboration among members of a pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit multidisciplinary team using simulation-based team training. Pediatric Cardiology 34(3), 612-619.

Figueroa, J., Mccracken, C., Hebbar, K., & Colman, N. (2019). Simulation-Based Team Training Improves Team Performance among Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Staff. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care 8(2), 83-91.

Garbee, D. D., Paige, J., et al. (2013). Interprofessional teamwork among students in simulated codes: A quasi-experimental study. Nurse Education Perspectives 34(5), 339-44.

Greer, J.A., Haischer-Rollo, G., Delorey, D., Kiser, R., Sayles, T., Bailey, J., Blosser, C., Middlebrooks, R., & Ennen, C.S. (2019). In-situ interprofessional perinatal drills: The impact of a structured debrief on maximizing training while sensing patient safety threats. Cureus 11(2), e4096.

Harvey, E., Wright, A., Taylor, D., Bath, J. & Collier, B. (2013). TeamSTEPPS® simulation-based training: An evidence-based strategy to improve trauma team performance. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 44(11), 484-485.

Martinelli, S. M., Chen, F., Hobbs, G., et al. (2018). The Use of Simulation to Improve Family Understanding and Support of Anesthesia Providers. Cureus 10(3).

Meier, A. H., Boehler, M. L., et al. (2012). A surgical simulation curriculum for senior medical students based on TeamSTEPPS. Archives of Surgery 147(8), 761-6.

Moorthy, K., Munz, Y., Adams, S., Pandey, V., & Darzi, A. (2005). A human factors analysis of technical and team skills among surgical trainees during procedural simulations in a simulated operating theatre. Annals of Surgery 242(5), 631-8.

Morgan, P., Pittini, R., Regehr, G., Marrs, C., & Haley, M. (2007). Evaluating teamwork in a simulated obstetric environment. Anesthesiology 106, 907-15.

Meurling, L., Hedman, L., Sandahl, C., Felländer-Tsai, L., & Wallin, C. (2013). Systematic simulation-based team training in a Swedish intensive care unit: a diverse response among critical care professions. BMJ Quality & Safety 22(6), 485-94.

Naik, V. N., & Brien, S. E. (2013). Review article: Simulation: A means to address and improve patient safety. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 60(2), 192-200.

Nguyen, N., Watson, W.D., & Dominguez E. (2019). Simulation-Based Communication Training for General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Journal of Surgical Education 76(3), 856-863.

Nunnink, L., Welsh, A., Abbey, M., & Buschel, C. (2009). In situ simulation-based team training for post-cardiac surgical emergency chest reopen in the intensive care unit. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 37(1), 74-78.

Palmer, E., Labanti, A.L., Edwards, T.F., & Boothby, J. (2019). A collaborative partnership for improving newborn safety: Using simulation for neonatal resuscitation training. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 50(7), 319-324.

Patterson, M. D., Geis, G. L., et al. (2013). In situ simulation: Detection of safety threats and teamwork training in a high risk emergency department. BMJ Quality & Safety 22(6), 468-77.

Paull, D. E., Deleeuw, L. D., Wolk, S., Paige, J. T., Neily, J., & Mills, P. D. (2013). The effect of simulation-based crew resource management training on measurable teamwork and communication among interprofessional teams caring for postoperative patients. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 44(11), 516-24.

Powers, K., Rehrig, S., Irias, N., et al. (2008). Simulated laparoscopic operating room crisis: An approach to enhance the surgical team performance. Surgical Endoscopy 22(4), 885-900.

Riley, W., David, S., Miller, K., et al. (2011). Didactic and simulation nontechnical skills team training to improve perinatal patient outcomes in a community hospital. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 37(8), 357-64.

Sandahl, C., Gustafsson, H., et al. (2013). Simulation team training for improved teamwork in an intensive care unit. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 26(2), 174-88.

Salas, E., Wilson, K. A., Burke, C. S., & Priest, H. A. (2005). Using simulation-based training to improve patient safety: What does it take? Journal of Quality and Patient Safety 31(7), 363-71.

Schmidt, E., Goldhaber-Fiebert, S., Ho, L., & McDonald, K. (2013). Simulation exercises as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine 158(5 Pt 2), 426-432.

Shear, T., Greenberg, S., & Tokarczyk, A. (2013). Does training with human patient simulation translate to improved patient safety and outcome? Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology 26(2), 159-163.

Yee, B., Naik, V., et al. (2005). Nontechnical skills in anesthesia crisis management with repeated exposure to simulation-based education. Anesthesiology 103(2), 241-8.