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Akron Children's Simulation Center - Prior Academic Work & Presentations

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Simulation Education Best Practices

  • Estephan, S., Nagy, K., & Van Ittersum, W. (2016, October) Incorporating Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice into Educational Programs. Workshop presentation at 2016 Faculty Development & Health Care Educators Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Estephan, S., & Nagy, K. (2015, October 8). Debriefing and providing effective feedback in clinical and simulated situations. Workshop presentation at the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nursing Conference, Akron, Ohio.
  • Bailes, S. (2013, May). A Simulation Program to Enhance Team communication and Neonatal Resuscitation Skills. 19th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference and at the Perinatal Symposium Neonatal Advanced Practice Provider Conference.
  • Biddell, E., Vandersall, B. (2014, January). Utilizing volunteers as scripted participants in hospital based simulation programs. The International Meeting in Simulation in Heath Care, San Francisco, CA.

Innovative Curriculum

  • Biddell, E., Estephan, S., Nagy, K., & Van Ittersum, W. (2017, June) Use of Comprehensive Boot Camps to Orient New Healthcare Professionals. Workshop presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshop (IPSSW), Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Estephan, S., Biddell, E., Ferrara, L., & Nagy, K. (2015, January 12). Simulation for the masses: An innovative method for resuscitation training. Workshop presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Biddell, E., Patterson, M., Estephan, S., Nagy, K., & O’Connell, J. (2014, January). Intensive simulation based boot camp improves comfort and eases transition for pediatric interns. Invited poster presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Francisco, California.
  • Firestone, K., Miller, A., Bailes, S. (2017, January). A Simulation Education for Neonatal Transport Teams to Meet Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) Recommendations. The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida.
  • Firestone, K., Miller, A., Bailes, S. (2016, November) An Education Design Using Simulation to Facilitate Transition to a Single Patient Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. American Academy of Respiratory Care.
  • Biddell L., Wyatt K., McKee B., Ramundo M. (2015, March) A Longitudinal Simulation Based Procedural Curriculum as a Method of Obtaining Procedural Competency. Annual Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Orlando, Florida.

Innovations of Simulation Equipment

  • Baum, T., Bailes, S. (2016, January). TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE: SIMMAN’S LUNGS AND LINES. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego, California.

Patient Safety Studies

  • Biddell, E. A., Vandersall, B. L., Bailes, S. A., Estephan, S. A., Ferrara, L. A., Nagy, K. M., . . . Patterson, M. D. (2016, April). Use of simulation to gauge preparedness for Ebola at a free-standing children's hospital. Simulation in Healthcare, 11(2), 94-99.
  • Estephan, S. & Nagy, K. (2015, December). Simulation – Improving the care of pediatric patients. Society of Pediatric Nurses SPN eNews, 24(6).
  • Estephan, S., Ferrara, L., Nagy, K., Biddell, E., & Patterson M. (2014, June). The use of in situ simulation training to identify latent threats. Invited poster presentation at the Ohio Hospital Association, 7th Annual Quality Summit, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Nagy, K., Patterson, M., Vandersall, B. (2013, January). Evaluating Workflow and Safety Effects of EHR Implementation Using Simulation. Workshop Presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Florida.
  • Bailes, S., Firestone, K., Dunn, D., Mcninch, N., Brown, M., Volsko, T., Evaluating the Effect of Flow and Interface Type on Pressures Delivered With Bubble CPAP in a Simulated Model. The Respiratory Care Journal. Respiratory Care, 2016, Vol.61(3), p.333(7).
  • Biddell, E., Auerbach, M., Kessler, D., Emerson, B., Patterson, M. (2017, January) Latent Safety Threats: Developing a System for Mitigation through Systems Integration. The International Meeting in Simulation and Healthcare, Orlando, Florida.
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