2019 Simulation Activity
2019 saw amazing activity numbers for utilization in the Clinical Simulation Center, Standardized Patient Program, and Resuscitation Sciences Training Center.
Clinical Simulation Center –
- 3,623 sessions
- 26,619 learners
- 65,297 learner contact hours
Standardized Patient Program
- 472 sessions
- 5,930 SP hours
Resuscitation Sciences Training Center
- 9,482 American Heart Association (AHA) credential cards issued
- 4,123 in Basic Life Support
- 1,552 in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- 807 in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- 3,000 people enrolled in AHA Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) program
- Over 1,700 community members trained in Hands Only CPR
Watch for the Center’s new annual report coming to our homepage in the next few days.
Penn State Health St. Joseph Opens New Simulation Center
Penn State Health St. Joseph opened a new simulation lab on the downtown Reading Campus. With three rooms, 10 beds, and several adult, pediatric, and infant high-technology manikins, the resource is already being used as part of nursing onboarding and to support the Penn State University Berks Campus with their LPN program.
The project was supported by a gift from John Langan and Judith Nadell in honor of Mr. Langan’s mother, a 1934 graduate of St. Joseph’s former school of nursing.
Embracing a systems approach to simulation, the Hershey and St. Joseph simulation programs have worked together to develop education and equipment capabilities at the Reading location. Core staff at both locations have trained together while Hershey-based simulation staff also provide some equipment support.
Hershey Simulationists Named to Editorial Board of STORM
Simulation Technologist Hans Hinssen and Simulation Education and Research Fellow Nataliya Bilger were named to the inaugural Editorial Board of STORM (Simulation Technical Operations Resource Magazine), the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s new technical journal.
The original SimMan manikin has been repurposed as a model for the bronchoscopy cart. The SimMan torso has been mounted on the cart to allow easy access for bronchoscopy practice. One of the features that made the original SimMan unique was an anatomically accurate bronchial tree. This makes it an ideal model for bronchoscopy practice.
Teaching with Simulation – Instructor Course:
- July 13 – 17, 2020
- November 2 – 6, 2020
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA):
- August 29, 2020
- October 10, 2020
The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) will be held later this month in San Diego. Penn State Hershey will be well represented with several staff and simulation fellows presenting:
- Leading Change Management in Simulation: A Team Based Learning Module (Preconference Workshop) – Yue Ming Huang, Erin Blanchard, Jennifer Calzada, Thomas Dongilli, Farrah Leland, Lauren Licatino, Tekuila Carter, David Rodgers
- Kirkpatrick Program Evaluation in Clinical and Academic Healthcare (90 minute workshop) – David Rodgers, Elizabeth Sinz
- Using an inexpensive video endoscope to teach laryngoscopy (SimVenters Poster) -Nataliya Bilger, Hans Hinssen, David Rodgers
- Integrated simulation to prepare IMGs for United States Medical Licensing Examination (Hot Topic Session) – Daniel Bauza, Lidys Rivera (Will also be presented a second time in Spanish)
Surgical Simulation Director Mary Catherine Santos, MD, MEd, FACS, was inducted as an Associate Member in The American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. For more – https://www.facs.org/media/press-releases/2019/academy101619
Planning for Defibrillator Changes in 2020
During 2020, Penn State Health hospitals and outpatient network will be changing to new defibrillators. The organization will be adopting Zoll R-Series Plus devices. In preparation for these units, the Clinical Simulation Center and the Resuscitation Sciences Training Center have been devising ways manikins can be adapted to accommodate the required anterior/posterior pad placement the R-Series uses in order to provide the most realistic application of the defibrillators possible in a simulation setting.
The Zoll R-series represents several big changes in defibrillation operation compared to the current device used at Penn State Health. In addition to the anterior/posterior pad locations, other changes include CPR feedback, different energy progression, and a new operator interface.
Simulation Magazine Features Research in Central Line Placement
The Penn State Colleges of Engineering and Medicine worked together to develop, implement, and explore the effectiveness of advanced dynamic haptic robotic training (DHRT+) for central venous catheterization (CVC) through a multi-institutional study with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Hershey Medical Center. The novel DHRT+ innovations allow for whole procedure training on a diversity of simulated patients, advanced adaptive feedback and assessment, and a global learning system which allows for communication between DHRT+ systems for the implementation of continual improvements.
The cooperative efforts have generated several research publications and the project was recently featured in Medical Training Magazine – Link to Article
Simulation Research Activity
Simulation research was very productive during 2019. Ten peer-reviewed manuscripts were printed as well as one MedEdPortal publication were published by Penn State College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Staff physicians, faculty, and staff.
- Chen HE, Yovanoff MA, Pepley DF, Sonntag CC, Mirkin KA, Han DC, Moore JZ, Miller SR. Can Haptic Simulators Distinguish Expert Performance? A Case Study in Central Venous Catheterization in Surgical Education. Simul Healthc. 2019;14:35-42 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30601466
- Chen HE, Sonntag CC, Pepley DF, Prabhu RS, Han DC, Moore JZ, Miller SR. Looks can be deceiving: Gaze pattern differences between novices and experts during placement of central lines. Am J Surg. 2019; 217 (2): 362-367. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30514436
- Chen HE, Yovanoff MA, Pepley DF, Prabhu RS, Sonntag CC, Han DC, Moore JZ, Miller SR. Evaluating Surgical Resident Needle Insertion Skill Gains in Central Venous Catheterization Training. J Surg Res. 2019 Jan;233:351-359. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30502270
- Pepley DF, Chen HE, Tang Y, Adhikary S, Miller SR, Moore JZ. (2019) Low cost Haptic Simulation Using Material Fracture. IEEE Trans Haptics. 2019 Oct-Dec;12(4):563-570. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31056520
- Chen, H. E., Bhide, R. R., Pepley, D. F., Sonntag, C. C., Moore, J. Z., Han, D. C., & Miller, S. R. (2019, September). Can Eye Tracking be Used to Predict Performance Improvements in Simulated Medical Training? A Case Study in Central Venous Catheterization. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 110-114). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2327857919081025
- Pepley DF, Adhikary SD, Miller SR, Moore LZ, Simulating Ultrasound Tissue Deformation Using Inverse Mapping, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. 2019; 14(10). – https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/computationalnonlinear/article/14/10/101004/632789/Simulating-Ultrasound-Tissue-Deformation-Using
- Smink GM, Jeffe DB, Hayashi RJ, Al-Hammadi N, Fehr JJ. Pediatric-Oncology Simulation Training for Resident Education. BMJ Simul Technol Enhanc Learn. 2019 Jul;5(3):155-160. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31485338
- Johnston L, Sawyer T, Nishisaki A, Whitfill T, Ades A, French H, Glass K, Dadiz R, Bruno C, Levit O, Gangadharan S, Scherzer D, Moussa A, Auerbach M. Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation. Acad Pediatr. 2019; 19(2):157-164. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30103050
- Kumar D, Vachharajani AJ, Wertheimer F, Vergales B, Glass K, Dannaway D, Winter L, Delaney H, Ganster A, Arnold J, Urban A, Johnston L, Bruno C, Gray MM, Sawyer T. Boot camps in neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship programs: A national survey. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2019;12(2):231-237. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30829620
- Ambardekar AP, Black S, Singh D, Lockman JL, Simpao AF, Schwartz AJ, Hales RL, Rodgers DL, Gurnaney HG. The impact of simulation-based medical education on resident management of emergencies in pediatric anesthesiology. Pediatr Anesth. 2019;29:753–759. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31034728
- Karpa K, Graveno M, Brightbill M, Fox G, Kelly S, Lehman E, Salvadia A, Shaw T, Smith D, Walko M, Sherwood L. Geriatric assessment in a primary care environment: a standardized patient case activity for interprofessional students. MedEdPORTAL. 2019;15:10844. https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10844/
2020 is starting off as another good year for simulation based research publications with four e-publications already published ahead of print.