Meet our team : David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.

Recent Publications: David J. Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H.

Birnbach DJ, Rosen LF, Williams L, Fitzpatrick M, Lubarsky DA, Menna JD. A sound framework for patient safety: the high-reliability model. Jt Comm J on Qual Patient Saf. In press May or June 2013.

Munoz-Price, LS, Birnbach, DJ. Hand Hygiene and Anesthesiology. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2013 Winter;1(1):79-92

Munoz-Price LS, Arheart, KL, Lubarsky, DA, Birnbach, DJ. Differential laudering practices of white coats and scrubs among health care professionls. Am J of Infect Control. 2012 Dec;1-3

Sevdalis, N, Hull, L, Birnbach DJ. Improving patient safety in the operating theatre and perioperative care: obstacles, interventions, and priorities for accelerating progress. Br J Anaesth 2012 Dec;109(S1)3-16

Huang, Z, Shyu, ML, Tien, JM, Vigoda, MM, Birnbach, DJ. Prediction of Uterine Contractions Using Knowledge-Assisted Sequential Pattern Analysis. Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Dec 10.

Sanko JS, Shekhter I, Rosen LF, Arheart KL, Birnbach DJ. Man versus machine: the preferred modality. Clin Teach. 2012 Dec;9(6):387-391

Shekhter I, Rosen LF, Sanko JS, Everett-Thomas R, Fitzpatrick M, Birnbach DJ. A patient safety course for medical students. Clin Teach. 2012 Dec;9(6):376-381

Munoz-Price LS, Arheart KL, Mills JP, Cleary T, Depascale D, Jimenez A, Fajardo-Aquino Y, Coro G, Birnbach DJ, Lubarsky DA. Associations between bacterial contamination of health care workers’ hands and contamination of white coats and scrubs. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Nov;40(9):245-248

Palte HD, Gayer S, Arrieta E, Shaw ES, Nose I, Lee E, Arheart KL, Dubovy S, Birnbach DJ, Parel JM. Are ultrasound-guided ophthalmic blocks injurious to the eye? A comparative rabbit model study of two ultrasound devices evaluating intraorbital thermal and structural changes. Anesth Analg 2012 Jul; 115(1):194-201

Birnbach DJ, Nevo I, Barnes S, Fitzpatrick M, Rosen LF, Everett-Thomas R, Sanko JS, Arheart KL. Do hospital visitors wash their hands? Assessing the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in a hospital lobby Am J of Infect Control. 2012 May;40:340-343.

Munoz-Price LS, Dezfulian C, Wyckoff M, Lenchus JD, Rosalsky M, Birnbach DJ, Arheart KL. Effectiveness of stepwise interventions targeted to decrease central catheter-associated bloodstream infections. Crit Care Med. 2012 May;40(5):1464-1469.

Birnbach DJ, Vincent CA. A matter of conscience: a call to action for system improvements involving epidural and spinal catheters. Anesth Analg. 2012 Mar:114 (3):494-496.

Fitzpatrick M, Ta A, Lenchus JD, Arheart KL, Rosen LF, Birnbach DJ. Sexual assault forensic examiners’ training and assessment using simulation technology. J of Emerg Nurs. 2012 Jan;38(1):85-90.

Fitzpatrick M, Everett-Thomas R, Nevo I, Shekhter I, Rosen L, Scheinman S, Arheart KL, Birnbach D. A Novel Educational Programme to Improve Knowledge Regarding Healthcare-Associated Infection and Hand Hygiene. Int J of Nurs Pract. 2011 June;17(3):269-274.

Candiotti KA, Rodriguez Y, Curia L, Saltzman B, Shekhter I, Rosen L, Birnbach DJ.Radiostethoscopes: An innovative solution for auscultation while wearing protective gear. Am J Disaster Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;6(5):285-288.

Lenchus JD, Issenberg SB, Murphy D, Everett-Thomas R, Erben L, Arheart K, Birnbach DJ. A blended approach to invasive bedside procedural instruction. Med Teach. 2011;33(2):116-23.

Nevo I, Fitzpatrick M, Everett-Thomas R, Gluck PA, Lenchus JD, Arheart KL, Birnbach DJ. The efficacy of visual cues to improve hand hygiene compliance. Simul Healthc 2010 Dec;5(6);325-31.

Birnbach DJ, Nevo I, Scheinman S, Fitzpatrick M, Shekhter I, Lombard JL. Patient safety begins with proper planning: a quantitative method to improve hospital design. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):462-5.

Lenchus J, Barnes S, Birnbach D. The impact of a standardized curriculum on reducing thoracentesis-induced pneumothorax. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul;170(13):1176-1177.

Gluck P, Nevo I, Lenchus JD, Sanko JS, Everett-Thomas R, Fitzpatrick M, Shekhter I, Arheart KL, Birnbach DJ. Factors impacting hand hygiene compliance among new interns: findings from a mandatory patient safety course. J of Grad Med Educ. 2010 Jun;2(2):228-231.

Lenchus JD, Birnbach DJ. Rethinking invasive procedural training. Acad Med. 2010 Apr;85(4):570.

Lenchus JD, Symes S, Jaffer A, Birnbach DJ. Transforming invasive bedside procedural instruction. Med Educ. 2010 May;44(5):522.

Lenchus JD, Kalidindi V, Sanko JS, Everett-Thomas R, Birnbach DJ. Critical elements to advance procedural instruction: knowledge, attitude, and skills. Acad Intern Med Insight. 2010;8(1):14-15,18.

Shekhter I, Nevo I, Fitzpatrick M, Everett-Thomas R, Sanko J, Birnbach DJ. Creating a common patient safety denominator: the interns’ course. J Grad Med Educ. 2009;1(2):269-272.