Research

2011 - 2013 Research Abstracts

2013:

Birnbach DJ, Everett-Thomas R, Fitzpatrick M, Ramirez JL, Sanko J, Shekhter I, and Lenchus J. Using Wireless Computer Technology to Maximize the Efficiency of a Simulation Program. Abstract #1424 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2013, Orlando, FL.

Birnbach DJ, Fitzpatrick M, Everett-Thomas, JL, Sanko J, Shekhter I, and Rosen L, A Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System Utilizing a Depth-Sensing Camera. Abstract #1363 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2013, Orlando, FL.

Everett-Thomas R, Sanko J, Valdes B, Valdes G, Shekhter I, and Birnbach DJ. Do Role-Specific Colored Vests on Code Team Members Improve CPR Performance during Simulated Emergencies? Abstract #1110 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2013, Orlando, FL.

Lenchus J, Ferreri K, Seda J, IUgualde A Grading Scale for Determining Lumbar Puncture Competency. Abstract #1454 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2013, Orlando, FL.

Klein Z, Lenchus J, Seda J, Non-Parametric Re-sampling in Evaluating Reductions in Pneumothorax Rates and Hospital Charges of a Simulation-Based Educational Intervention. Abstract #1472 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2013, Orlando, FL.

2012:

Birnbach DJ, Bennett CL, Shekhter I, Taylor D, Darzi A. Virtual world patient safety room Of horrors. Abstract #410 Accepted for poster presentation, IMSH January 2012, San Diego, CA.

Birnbach DJ, Everett-Thomas R, Fitzpatrick M, Sanko JS, Arheart K, King D, Vlaev I. Using simulation to investigate the impact of scents on hand hygiene compliance. Abstract #413 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2012, San Diego, CA.

Birnbach DJ, Ranasinghe JS, Fitzpatrick M, Hull L, Arora S, Sevdalis N. Comparison of high-fidelity simulation-based assessment versus written examination in evaluating a key component of residents’ safe anesthesia practice. Abstract #499 Accepted and poster presentation, IMSH January 2012, San Diego, CA.

Lenchus JD, Moraes AG, Garg M, Ferreri K, Pavon A. Impact of a standardized curriculum on reducing thoracentesis-induced pneumothorax. Abstract #431 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2012, San Diego, CA.

2011:

The Center for Patient Safety team presented nine abstracts at the 2011 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in New Orleans demonstrating great strides in ongoing research including how to improve hand hygiene behaviors and increase situational awareness among medical students and residents.

Fitzpatrick M, Rosen LR, Barnes S, Gluck P, Lenchus JD, Birnbach DJ. “Do you feel safe at home?” Do Recent Medical School Graduates Adequately Assess Patients for Domestic Abuse? Abstract # 677 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Birnbach DJ, Cook A, Rosen LF, Fitzpatrick M, Sanko JS, Lenchus JD. Enhancing Situational Awareness in Third-Year Medical Students Using Simulation-Based Education. Abstract #302 and poster presentation. Received 2nd Place Award, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Birnbach DJ, Shekhter I, Sanko JS, Rosen LF, Barnes S, Gluck PL. Using Puzzles to teach teamwork: Getting a better perspective. Abstract #284 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Birnbach, DJ, Shekhter I, Everett-Thomas R, Sanko JS. Patient safety room of horrors. Abstract #280 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Cook A, Rosen LF, Shekhter I, Nevo I, Lenchus JD, Birnbach DJ. Teaching awareness of drug interactions through simulation. Abstract #297 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Cook A, Lenchus JD, Rosen LF, Fitzpatrick M, Gluck P, Birnbach DJ. Assessing and Developing Interns’ Hand-off Skills: A Key Building Block in Patient Safety. Abstract #293 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Nevo I, Everett-Thomas R, Sanko JS, Rosen LF, Birnbach DJ. The value of simulation for pre implementation testing of a new hand hygiene tracking system. Abstract #624 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Sanko JS, Shekhter I, Nevo I, Arheart KL, Everett-Thomas R, Fitzpatrick M, Birnbach DJ. Comparing High-Technology Simulators with Standardized Patients for Teaching Teamwork and Communication to Medical Students. Abstract #680 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Everett-Thomas R, Nevo I, Sanko JS, Fitzpatrick M, Shekhter I, Birnbach DJ. Using Information Gained During a Simulation-Based Educational Program to Create a New Paradigm for Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Medical Students. Abstract #647 and poster presentation, IMSH January 2011, New Orleans, LA.