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EAST multicenter trial of simulation-based team training for pediatric trauma: Resuscitation task completion is highly variable during simulated traumatic brain injury resuscitation.

Aaron R Jensen, Francesca Bullaro, Richard A Falcone, Margot Daugherty, L Caulette Young, Cory McLaughlin, Caron Park, Christianne Lane, Jose M Prince, Daniel J Scherzer, Tensing Maa, Julie Dunn, Laura Wining, Joseph Hess, Mary C Santos, James O'Neill, Eric Katz, Karen O'Bosky, Timothy Young, Emily Christison-Lagay, Omar Ahmed, Randall S Burd, Marc Auerbach,

BACKGROUND:Best practices for benchmarking the efficacy of simulation-based training programs are not well defined. This study sought to assess feasibility of standardized data collection with multicenter implementation of simulation-based training, and to characterize variability in pediatric trauma resuscitation task completion associated with program characteristics. METHODS:A prospective multicenter observational cohort of ... Read more >>

Am. J. Surg. (American journal of surgery)
[2019, :]

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Impact of Project ECHO on Community ED Providers' Perceptions of Child Abuse Knowledge and Access to Subspecialists for Child Abuse and Neglect.

Gunjan Tiyyagura, Andrea G Asnes, John M Leventhal, Amy Shah, Trisha Calabrese, Linda Radecki, Gloria Jeter, Marc Auerbach,

Acad Pediatr (Academic pediatrics)
[2019, :]

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Multidisciplinary Simulation-Based Team Training for Trauma Resuscitation: A Scoping Review.

Cory McLaughlin, Wesley Barry, Erica Barin, Lynn Kysh, Marc A Auerbach, Jeffrey S Upperman, Randall S Burd, Aaron R Jensen,

OBJECTIVE:Simulation-based training as an educational intervention for healthcare providers has increased in use over the past 2 decades. The simulation community has called for standardized reporting of methodologies and outcomes. The purpose of this review was to (1) summarize existing data on the use of simulation-based team training for acute ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2019, :]

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Improving Simulated Pediatric Airway Management in Community Emergency Departments Using a Collaborative Program With a Pediatric Academic Medical Center.

Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Travis Whitfill, Courtney M Rowan, Matthew L Friedman, Kellie J Pearson, Zachary J Berrens, Riad Lutfi, Marc A Auerbach, Kamal Abulebda,

BACKGROUND:Pediatric airway management is a challenging process at community emergency departments (CEDs) due to lower pediatric volume, a lack of pediatric expertise among staff, and a lack of pediatric-specific equipment and resources. This has contributed to increased mortality in pediatric patients presenting to CEDs in comparison to pediatric academic medical ... Read more >>

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2019, :]

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Early Involvement of the Child Protection Team in the Care of Injured Infants in a Pediatric Emergency Department.

Emily Powers, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Andrea G Asnes, John M Leventhal, Rebecca Moles, Emily Christison-Lagay, Shaina Groisberg, Marc Auerbach,

BACKGROUND:Physical abuse is a significant cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Early detection in the emergency department (ED) is crucial. OBJECTIVE:We describe the impact of a clinical pathway focused on early involvement of the child protection team (CPT) and social work (SW) team for infants presenting to a pediatric emergency ... Read more >>

J Emerg Med (The Journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, :]

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Improving Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management in Community Emergency Departments Using a Simulation-Based Collaborative Improvement Program.

Kamal Abulebda, Travis Whitfill, Erin E Montgomery, Michele L Kirby, Rami A Ahmed, Dylan D Cooper, Mara E Nitu, Marc A Auerbach, Riad Lutfi, Samer Abu-Sultaneh,

OBJECTIVES:The majority of pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) present to community emergency departments (CEDs) that are less prepared to care for acutely ill children owing to low pediatric volume and limited pediatric resources and guidelines. This has impacted the quality of care provided to pediatric patients in CEDs. We ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2019, :]

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The effect of an International competitive leaderboard on self-motivated simulation-based CPR practice among healthcare professionals: A randomized control trial.

Todd P Chang, Tia Raymond, Maya Dewan, Ralph MacKinnon, Travis Whitfill, Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, Cara Doughty, Karin Frisell, David Kessler, Heather Wolfe, Marc Auerbach, Chrystal Rutledge, Diana Mitchell, Priti Jani, Catharine M Walsh, ,

BACKGROUND:Little is known about how best to motivate healthcare professionals to engage in frequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refresher skills practice. A competitive leaderboard for simulated CPR can encourage self-directed practice on a small scale. The study aimed to determine if a large-scale, multi-center leaderboard improved simulated CPR practice frequency and ... Read more >>

Resuscitation (Resuscitation)
[2019, 138:273-281]

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Oral injuries in children less than 24 months of age in a pediatric emergency department.

Seth M Woolf, John M Leventhal, Julie R Gaither, Priyanka Hardikar, Melissa L Langhan, Kirsten Bechtel, Marc A Auerbach, Gunjan Tiyyagura,

BACKGROUND:Oral injuries in young children may indicate physical abuse. The prevalence of oral injuries in young children presenting to the emergency department is unknown. These data would assist providers in making decisions about the need for further abuse evaluation. OBJECTIVE:To determine the prevalence of oral injuries, associated chief complaints and ... Read more >>

Child Abuse Negl (Child abuse & neglect)
[2019, 89:70-77]

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A Qualitative Study Examining Stakeholder Perspectives of a Local Child Abuse Program in Community Emergency Departments.

Gunjan Tiyyagura, Paula Schaeffer, Marcie Gawel, John M Leventhal, Marc Auerbach, Andrea G Asnes,

OBJECTIVE:Emergency department (ED) providers may fail to recognize or report child abuse and/or neglect (CAN). To improve recognition and reporting, we designed the Community ED CAN Program, in which teams of local clinicians (nurses, physicians, physician assistants) received training in CAN and 1) disseminated evidence-based education; 2) provided consultation, case ... Read more >>

Acad Pediatr (Academic pediatrics)
[2019, 19(4):438-445]

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A Research Agenda to Advance Pediatric Emergency Care Through Enhanced Collaboration Across Emergency Departments.

Isabel Barata, Marc Auerbach, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun, Lee Benjamin, Madeline M Joseph, Moon O Lee, Kim Mears, Emory Petrack, Dina Wallin, Paul Ishimine, Kurt R Denninghoff,

In 2018, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the journal Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) convened a consensus conference entitled, "Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference: Aligning the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Agenda to Reduce Health Outcome Gaps." This article is the product of the breakout session, "Emergency Department Collaboration-Pediatric Emergency ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2018, 25(12):1415-1426]

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National Study of Self-reported Pediatric Areas in United States General Emergency Departments.

Alexandra Camargo, Krislyn M Boggs, Marc Auerbach, Rachel D Freid, Ashley F Sullivan, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo,

OBJECTIVES:While many U.S. emergency departments (ED) have a "pediatric ED," there are, to our knowledge, no accepted criteria for this type of ED. We investigated the prevalence, distribution, staffing, and characteristics of self-reported pediatric areas in U.S. general EDs. METHODS:We conducted a survey of all 5,273 U.S. EDs to characterize ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2018, 25(12):1458-1462]

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An International Interprofessional Study of Mental Models and Factors Delaying Neuroimaging of Critically Head-Injured Children Presenting to Emergency Departments.

Marc Auerbach, Joanne Cole, Pina Violano, Linda Roney, Catherine Doherty, Michael Shepherd, Ralph MacKinnon,

OBJECTIVES:Thousands of head-injured children are cared for by interprofessional teams in emergency departments every day. Teams must balance performing time-consuming interventions with safe transport for neuroimaging. This study aims to describe and compare providers' perspectives on the transfer of head-injured children to neuroimaging and factors contributing to delays. METHODS:Participants were ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2018, 34(11):797-801]

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Adherence to Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Guidelines Across a Spectrum of Fifty Emergency Departments: A Prospective, In Situ, Simulation-based Study.

Marc Auerbach, Linda Brown, Travis Whitfill, Janette Baird, Kamal Abulebda, Ambika Bhatnagar, Riad Lutfi, Marcie Gawel, Barbara Walsh, Khoon-Yen Tay, Megan Lavoie, Vinay Nadkarni, Robert Dudas, David Kessler, Jessica Katznelson, Sandeep Ganghadaran, Melinda Fiedor Hamilton,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes are dismal (<10%). Care that is provided in adherence to established guidelines has been associated with improved survival. Lower mortality rates have been reported in higher-volume hospitals, teaching hospitals, and trauma centers. The primary objective of this article was to explore the ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2018, 25(12):1396-1408]

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Preferred learning modalities and practice for critical skills: a global survey of paediatric emergency medicine clinicians.

Simon S Craig, Marc Auerbach, John Alexander Cheek, Franz E Babl, Ed Oakley, Lucia Nguyen, Arjun Rao, Sarah Dalton, Mark D Lyttle, Santiago Mintegi, Joshua Nagler, Rakesh D Mistry, Andrew Dixon, Pedro Rino, Guillermo Kohn-Loncarica, Stuart R Dalziel, ,

OBJECTIVE:To describe senior paediatric emergency clinician perspectives on the optimal frequency of and preferred modalities for practising critical paediatric procedures. METHODS:Multicentre multicountry cross-sectional survey of senior paediatric emergency clinicians working in 96 EDs affiliated with the Pediatric Emergency Research Network. RESULTS:1332/2446 (54%) clinicians provided information on suggested frequency of practice ... Read more >>

Emerg Med J (Emergency medicine journal : EMJ)
[2019, 36(5):273-280]

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Tourniquet usage in prehospital care and resuscitation of pediatric trauma patients-Pediatric Trauma Society position statement.

Aaron Cunningham, Marc Auerbach, Mark Cicero, Mubeen Jafri,

BACKGROUND:Recent mass casualty events in the United States have highlighted the need for public preparedness to prevent death from uncontrolled hemorrhage. The Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) reviewed the literature regarding pediatric tourniquet usage with the aim to provide recommendations about the utility of this adjunct for hemorrhage control in children. ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2018, 85(4):665-667]

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A Randomized Single-Blinded Simulation-Based Trial of a Novel Method for Fluid Administration to a Septic Infant.

Matthew Kline, Lauren Crispino, Ambika Bhatnagar, Rajavee A Panchal, Marc Auerbach,

For children presenting in shock, American College of Critical Care Medicine guidelines recommend 3 boluses of intravenous fluids during initial resuscitation, but these are often not met. This study aims to compare a novel device LifeFlow, to established manual methods for rapid fluid delivery in a simulated environment.This single-blinded randomized ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2018, :]

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Correlation Between Paramedic Disaster Triage Accuracy in Screen-Based Simulations and Immersive Simulations.

Mark X Cicero, Travis Whitfill, Barbara Walsh, Maria Carmen G Diaz, Grace M Arteaga, Daniel J Scherzer, Scott A Goldberg, Manu Madhok, Angela Bowen, Geno Paesano, Michael Redlener, Kevin Munjal, Marc Auerbach,

Disaster triage is an infrequent, high-stakes skill set used by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Screen-based simulation (SBS) provides easy access to asynchronous disaster triage education. However, it is unclear if the performance during a SBS correlates with immersive simulation performance.This was a nested cohort study within a randomized controlled ... Read more >>

Prehosp Emerg Care (Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors)
[2018, :1-7]

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Neonatal Intubation Competency Assessment Tool: Development and Validation.

Lindsay Johnston, Taylor Sawyer, Akira Nishisaki, Travis Whitfill, Anne Ades, Heather French, Kristen Glass, Rita Dadiz, Christie Bruno, Orly Levit, Sandeep Gangadharan, Daniel Scherzer, Ahmed Moussa, Marc Auerbach, ,

BACKGROUND:Neonatal tracheal intubation (NTI) is an important clinical skill. Suboptimal performance is associated with patient harm. Simulation training can improve NTI performance. Improving performance requires an objective assessment of competency. Competency assessment tools need strong evidence of validity. We hypothesized that an NTI competency assessment tool with multisource validity evidence ... Read more >>

Acad Pediatr (Academic pediatrics)
[2019, 19(2):157-164]

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A Grounded Theory Qualitative Analysis of Interprofessional Providers' Perceptions on Caring for Critically Ill Infants and Children in Pediatric and General Emergency Departments.

Sandeep Gangadharan, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Marcie Gawel, Barbara M Walsh, Linda L Brown, Megan Lavoie, Khoon-Yen Tay, Marc A Auerbach, ,

OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to explore pediatric emergency department (PED) and general emergency department (GED) providers' perceptions on caring for critically ill infants and children. METHODS:This study utilized qualitative methods to examine the perceptions of emergency department providers caring for critically ill infants and children. Teams of providers ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2018, 34(8):578-583]

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GPS Devices in a Simulated Mass Casualty Event.

Isabel T Gross, Ryan F Coughlin, David C Cone, Sandy Bogucki, Marc Auerbach, Mark X Cicero,

OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to assess the staff perception of a global positioning system (GPS) as a patient tracking tool at an emergency department (ED) receiving patients from a simulated mass casualty event. METHODS:During a regional airport disaster drill a plane crash with 46 pediatric patients was simulated. ... Read more >>

Prehosp Emerg Care (Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors)
[2019, 23(2):290-295]

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Providers' Perceptions of Caring for Pediatric Patients in Community Hospital Emergency Departments: A Mixed-methods Analysis.

Michael P Goldman, Ambrose H Wong, Ambika Bhatnagar, Beth L Emerson, Linda L Brown, Marc A Auerbach,

BACKGROUND:Approximately 90% of pediatric emergency care is provided in community emergency departments (CEDs) that care for both adults and children. Paradoxically, the majority of pediatric emergency medicine knowledge generation, quality improvement work, and clinical training occurs in children's hospitals. There is a paucity of information of perceptions on pediatric care ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2018, 25(12):1385-1395]

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Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Adam Cheng, Vinay M Nadkarni, Mary Beth Mancini, Elizabeth A Hunt, Elizabeth H Sinz, Raina M Merchant, Aaron Donoghue, Jonathan P Duff, Walter Eppich, Marc Auerbach, Blair L Bigham, Audrey L Blewer, Paul S Chan, Farhan Bhanji, ,

The formula for survival in resuscitation describes educational efficiency and local implementation as key determinants in survival after cardiac arrest. Current educational offerings in the form of standardized online and face-to-face courses are falling short, with providers demonstrating a decay of skills over time. This translates to suboptimal clinical care ... Read more >>

Circulation (Circulation)
[2018, 138(6):e82-e122]

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The Impact of Telemedicine on Teamwork and Workload in Pediatric Resuscitation: A Simulation-Based, Randomized Controlled Study.

Lucas Butler, Travis Whitfill, Ambrose H Wong, Marcie Gawel, Lauren Crispino, Marc Auerbach,

BACKGROUND:Telemedicine provides access to specialty care to critically ill patients from a geographic distance. The effects of using telemedicine on (1) teamwork and communication (TC), (2) task workload during resuscitation, and (3) the processes of critical care have not been well described. OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the impact of telemedicine on (1) ... Read more >>

Telemed J E Health (Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association)
[2019, 25(3):205-212]

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Gamification in Action: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Medical Educators.

Chrystal Rutledge, Catharine M Walsh, Nathan Swinger, Marc Auerbach, Danny Castro, Maya Dewan, Mona Khattab, Alyssa Rake, Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, Tia T Raymond, Tensing Maa, Todd P Chang, ,

Gamification involves the application of game design elements to traditionally nongame contexts. It is increasingly being used as an adjunct to traditional teaching strategies in medical education to engage the millennial learner and enhance adult learning. The extant literature has focused on determining whether the implementation of gamification results in ... Read more >>

Acad Med (Academic Medicine)
[2018, 93(7):1014-1020]

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Simulation-based research to improve infant health outcomes: Using the infant simulator to prevent infant shaking.

Kirsten Bechtel, Ambika Bhatnagar, Marc Auerbach,

Simulation is a technique that creates a situation or environment to allow persons to experience a representation of a real event for the purpose of practice, learning, evaluation, testing, or to gain understanding of systems or human actions. We will first provide an introduction to simulation in healthcare and describe ... Read more >>

Infant Behav Dev (Infant behavior & development)
[2018, :101263]

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