Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning

CISL in the News

As leaders of ISL in healthcare, CISL faculty and staff are often in the news. Keep up to date with CISL events and announcements by checking the CISL Blog, or by following @StanfordCISL on Twitter.

 

 

May, 2013 - STANFORD IRT NAMED FINALIST FOR 2013 AMX INNOVATION AWARDS
Congratulations to the Information Resources & Technology (IRT) department at Stanford School of Medicine for being named one of three finalists for the 2013 AMX Innovation Award in the Automation and Control Initiative category. IRT's proposal, titled "Stanford University School of Medicine Immersive learning Center," involves using the central control capabilities of the AMX control system to design a powerful and flexible audiovisual system to fit the needs of programs in the Immersive Learning Center, from standardized patient programs to mannequin-based simulations, to virtual worlds. The award will be presented on June 10th at the UBTech 2013 conference at Walt Disney Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.

 

May, 2013 - DAVID GABA, MD, FEATURED IN INSIDE STANFORD MEDICINE
The May issue of Inside Stanford Medicine features an article on the collaboration between officials from the health-care and nuclear industries to discuss each field’s similarities and differences in areas such as diagnostic and prognostic technologies and human factors that affect risk and reliability. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation recently released a 120-page monograph detailing the lessons learned. David Gaba, MD, Professor of Anesthesia and Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at the School of Medicine, discussed what health-care providers can learn from the nuclear industry in a Q&A in the issue.

 

April, 2013 - ANKEET UDANI, MD, AWARDED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Dr. Ankeet Udani, CA-3 anesthesia resident and Fellow in Stanford’s Anesthesia and Research in Medicine (FARM) program, was awarded a Research Fellowship Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research titled: "The effectiveness of simulation-based deliberate practice versus a standard didactic curriculum on learning regional anesthesia."

The aim of his group’s study is to determine the efficacy of simulation-based deliberate practice on novice residents’ performance of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Deliberate practice training entails 1) focused and repetitive practice, 2) informative realtime feedback, 3) precise measurements of performance, 4) a motivated learner, and 5) well-defined learning objectives. They hypothesize that simulation-based deliberate practice will significantly increase resident assessment scores and self-confidence in performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks versus a standard didactic curriculum. Future deliberate practice studies will translate its impact on clinical performance and patient safety, and detail cognitive characteristics of practitioners who benefit most from it.


Dr. Udani will be concurrently completing a Master’s in Education at Johns Hopkins University. His research interest is in the clinical impact of medical simulation on education.


Mentors: Dr. Steve Howard, Dr. David Gaba, Dr. Edward Mariano, Dr. Clarence Braddock, and Dr. Kelley Skeff

 

L to R: Dr. Ankeet Udani, Dr. Steve Howard, Dr. David Gaba, and Dr. Edward Mariano.

 

 

April, 2013 - DR. GABA AND IMMERSIVE LEARNING CENTER FEATURED IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

David Gaba, MD, Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at Stanford School of Medicine, and the Goodman Immersive Learning Center are featured in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools issue. The article, titled "Fitted Out for the Future," addresses the use of simulation in medical education. The photo accompanying the article features the Emergency Nursing simulation training program in action in the ILC.

 

April, 2013 - SARA GOLDHABER-FIEBERT, MD, RECEIVES GRANT FOR EMERGENCY MANUAL IMPLEMENTATION

Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert received a grant from the Vice Provost for Online Learning to develop an online course for medical students entitled: “Emergency manual implementation in the clinical clerkships – a blended learning approach.” The purpose of this collaboration with Vivian Lei, Sylvia Bereknyei, and Katy Nandagopal is to provide for clinical medical students a collection of innovative online videos illustrating principles of crisis resource management, and specifically the role of cognitive aids such as emergency manuals. Dr. Goldhaber-Fiebert is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Anesthesia Department and Co-Director of Evolve simulation course, as well as faculty for multiple simulation courses.

 

April, 2013 - STANFORD EMERGENCY MANUAL PUBLIC LAUNCH

After many requests, the Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group (SACAG) is pleased to announce a free pdf of our latest Emergency Manual: Cognitive Aids for Perioperative Critical Events. It contains 23 critical events in a user-friendly format, as well as Crisis Resource Management principles, all updated March 2013 after many simulation-tested iterations.

To download a copy and see more information, go to http://emergencymanual.stanford.edu

 

March, 2013 - STEVEN HOWARD, MD APPOINTED CHAIR OF APSF'S COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) has recently named Steven K. Howard, MD Chair of the Committee on Scientific Evaluation.

The APSF is the oldest foundation focusing on patient safety in healthcare. It has offered grant funding for research and education projects on patient safety since 1985. The Scientific Evaluation Committee acts as the grant review committee/study section, annually recommending to the APSF Executive Committee which proposals are worthy funding. APSF currently provides approximately $750,000 of grants per year.

Dr. Howard has been a member of the Committee for a number of years. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

February, 2013 - DEPT OF NEUROLOGY STROKE CODE SIMULATION PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE
CISL would like to acknowledge the following presentation by Stanford Department of Neurology at the 2013 International Stroke Conference:

Tai WA, Bauman JJ, Vora N, Melamed E, Schwartz N. Simulation “Code Stroke” Training for Neurology Residents Increase Knowledge Translation to Action. Presented at the 2013 International Stroke Conference, Honolulu, HI, February 6-8, 2013.

 

January, 2013 - CISL-AFFILIATED FACULTY PRESENT AT IMSH 2013
Numerous CISL-affliated faculty and staff contributed posters, workshops, and lectures to the 2013 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), held January 25-30, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Some of these presentations included:

 

June, 2012 - CISL-AFFILIATED FACULTY RECEIVE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AWARDS
CISL would like to congratulate the following faculty for their recent teaching awards. These faculty are frequent users of the Immersive Learning Center in the LKSC.

The Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care
Paul Mohabir, MD - Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching
Jeffrey Chi, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Gordon Lee, MD, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

For more awards and updates from the School of Medicine please see http://deansnewsletter.stanford.edu/

 

April, 2012 - DR. GABA QUOTED IN WALL STREET JOURNAL

Dr. David Gaba, Associate Dean, Immersive and Simulation-based Learning, is quoted in an April 6th Wall Street Journal article by Christopher Weaver titled "All the World Isn't a Stage, but Some Med Classes Are". Read entire article here.

 

November, 2011 - DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY PUBLISHES SIMULATION STUDY

Congratulations to our colleagues Steven Lipman, MD, Kay Daniels, MD, Sheila E. Cohen, MBChB, FRCA, and Brendan Carvalho, MBBCH, FRCA on their recently published paper "Labor Room Setting Compared with the Operating Room for Simulated Perimortem Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial". Their paper was published in the November 2011 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

June, 2011 - DR. GABA INTERVIEWED BY NPR

NPR's Marketplace aired a piece titled "How Fake Blood and Medical Dummies Could Save Billions." Our very own Dr. Gaba was interviewed for the piece. To hear or read the transcript, click here.

 

June, 2011 - DR. GABA GIVES PLENARY TALK AT SESAM

Dr. David Gaba, Associate Dean for Immersive & Simulation-based Learning, gave the opening plenary talk "The Future of Research in Simulation: Thinking Strategically" at the annual meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). The event took place in Granada, Spain, June 2-4, 2011.

 

May, 2011 - COMPUTERIZED VIRTUAL DISSECTION TABLE AT STANFORD

Congratulations to our colleagues in the Division of Anatomy for their work. Please click here for more information on this transformative work.

 

July, 2010 - THE EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY AT STANFORD IS REACCREDITED AS A LEVEL 1 EDUCATION INSTITUTE.

On July 1, 2010 The Education Institute of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine (which includes activities in the Goodman Surgical Simulation Center) was awarded reaccreditation as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute. The Stanford Department of Surgery was one of the early centers to receive this prestigious ACS Education Institute accreditation. For more information on ACS accreditation, click here.

 

June, 2010 - GABA WINS KAISER AWARD

David M. Gaba, MD, Associate Dean, Immersive and Simulation-based Learning awarded the 2010 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Gaba’s 20+ year career as a practitioner, an advocate, a developer and a thought leader in the field of simulation-based education is without par. READ MORE

 

January, 2010 - STANFORD AND DR. GABA IN THE NY TIMES: January 29, 2010 New York Times quotes Dr. David Gaba in the article titled Practicing on Patients, Real and Otherwise. Dr. Gaba describes simulation at Stanford and how simulation can help develop decision-making, teamwork and team management skills. Read more here.

 


EARLIER NEWS

 

CISL Program Director, Sandra Feaster along with Eric Brown, MD (Chair, Public Affairs and Government Relations (PAGR) Committee for the Society of Simulation in Healthcare) and David Feinstein, MD (PAGR committee member) met with Admiral Fred Lewis (Center), President, National Training and Simulation Association during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in November 2009. The purpose of this meeting was to forge a collaboration between SSiH and I/ITSEC.

 

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The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning welcomed Congresswoman Jackie Speier and her team to experience simulation at the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford. Welcoming the Congresswoman was Dean Pizzo and Associate Dean Gaba (more photos).

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Dr. David Gaba at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (click here for more information about simulation and legislative activities)

 

 

 

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Dr. David Gaba responds to the New York Times article on Resident Training (click to view)

 

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Stanford Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning is an ASA Endorsed Simulation Program (click to view)

 

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