Current Publications in Pediatric Simulation

Newly Published Pediatric Simulation Articles for February 2021

  1. Ahmadpour N, Weatherall AD, Menezes M, Yoo S, Hong H, Wong G. Synthesizing Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives on Using Virtual Reality to Improve the Periprocedural Experience in Children and Adolescents: Survey Study. J Med Internet Res [Internet]. 2020;22(7):e19752. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32706671
  2. Akselbo I, Killingberg H, Aune I. Simulation as a pedagogical learning method for critical paediatric nursing in Bachelor of Nursing programmes: a qualitative study. Adv Simul (London, England) [Internet]. 2020;5:24. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32963816
  3. Akter F, Rahman M, Pitchik HO, Winch PJ, Fernald LCH, Nurul Huda TM, et al. Adaptation and Integration of Psychosocial Stimulation, Maternal Mental Health and Nutritional Interventions for Pregnant and Lactating Women in Rural Bangladesh. Int J Environ Res Public Health [Internet]. 2020;17(17). Available from: https://doi.0rg/0.3390/ijerph17176233
  4. Ali KQ, Soofi SB, Hussain AS, Ansari U, Morris S, Tessaro MO, et al. Simulator-based ultrasound training for identification of endotracheal tube placement in a neonatal intensive care unit using point of care ultrasound. BMC Med Educ [Internet]. 2020;20(1):409. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02338-4
  5. Alila-Fersi O, Aloulou H, Werteni I, Mahfoudh N, Chabchoub I, Kammoun H, et al. Mutations in GAA Gene in Tunisian Families with Infantile Onset Pompe Disease: Novel Mutation and Structural Modeling Investigations. J Mol Neurosci [Internet]. 2020;70(7):1100–9. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12031-020-01516-9
  6. Alimohamadi Y, Zahraei SM, Karami M, Yaseri M, Lotfizad M, Holakouie-Naieni K. The comparative performance of Wavelet-based outbreak detector, Exponential weighted moving average, and Poisson regression-based methods in detection of Pertussis outbreaks in Iranian Infants: A simulation-based study. Pediatr Pulmonol [Internet]. 2020; Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32827358
  7. Almeida D, Clark C, Jones M, McConnell P, Williams J. Consistency and variability in human performance during simulate infant CPR: a reliability study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med [Internet]. 2020;28(1):91. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32912284
  8. Anderson PO, Momper JD. Clinical lactation studies and the role of pharmacokinetic modeling and simulation in predicting drug exposures in breastfed infants [Internet]. Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Springer; 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 28]. Available from: https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10928-020-09676-2
  9. Antona V, Scalia F, Giorgio E, Radio FC, Brusco A, Oliveri M, et al. A Novel CCT5 Missense Variant Associated with Early Onset Motor Neuropathy. Int J Mol Sci [Internet]. 2020;21(20). Available from: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21207631
  10. Ashique KT, Kaliyadan F. Increasing the cooperation of children during procedures using a high-tech device. J Am Acad Dermatol [Internet]. 2020;82(5):e151–2. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.07.023
  11. Balas B, Auen A, Saville A, Schmidt J, Harel A. Children are sensitive to mutual information in intermediate-complexity face and non-face features. J Vis [Internet]. 2020;20(5):6. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32407437
  12. Black E, Ferdig R, Thompson LA. K-12 Virtual Schooling, COVID-19, and Student Success. JAMA Pediatr [Internet]. 2021;175(2):119–20. Available from: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/articlepdf/2769434/jamapediatrics_black_2020_vp_200037_1611604198.25401.pdf
  13. Blakemore S, Hofto ME, Shah N, Gaither SL, Chilukuri P, Tofil NM. Travel Histories in Children: How Well Do Interns and Medical Students Do? South Med J [Internet]. 2020;113(9):432–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32885262
  14. Bortone I, Barsotti M, Leonardis D, Crecchi A, Tozzini A, Bonfiglio L, et al. Immersive Virtual Environments and Wearable Haptic Devices in rehabilitation of children with neuromotor impairments: a single-blind randomized controlled crossover pilot study. J Neuroeng Rehabil [Internet]. 2020;17(1):144. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-020-00771-6
  15. Chamberlain RC, Ezekian JE, Sturgeon GM, Barker PCA, Hill KD, Fleming GA. Preprocedural three-dimensional planning aids in transcatheter ductal stent placement: A single-center experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv Off J Soc Card Angiogr Interv [Internet]. 2020;95(6):1141–8. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31854085
  16. Cohen M, Pignatti E, Dines M, Mory A, Ekhilevitch N, Kolodny R, et al. In Silico Structural and Biochemical Functional Analysis of a Novel CYP21A2 Pathogenic Variant. Int J Mol Sci [Internet]. 2020;21(16). Available from: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21165857
  17. Di Domenico L, Pullano G, Sabbatini CE, Boëlle P-Y, Colizza V. Modelling safe protocols for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in France. Nat Commun [Internet]. 2021;12(1):1073. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21249-6
  18. Dietz PM, Rose CE, McArthur D, Maenner M. National and State Estimates of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord [Internet]. 2020;50(12):4258–66. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32390121
  19. Elkayal O, Spriet I, Uyttebroeck A, Colita A, Annaert P, Allegaert K, et al. A Population Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Simulation Study of Posaconazole Oral Suspension in Immunocompromised Pediatric Patients. Ther Drug Monit [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/FTD.0000000000000877
  20. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Dyer J, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Das A, et al. Simulation and team training embedded nurse mentoring programme and improvement in intrapartum and newborn care in a low-resource setting in Bihar, India. J Glob Health [Internet]. 2020;10(2):1–11. Available from: http://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.10.0201010
  21. Gokce G, Veli I, Yuce YK, Isler Y. Efficiency evaluation of rapid maxillary expansion treatment on nasal septal deviation using tortuosity ratio from cone-beam computer tomography images. Comput Methods Programs Biomed [Internet]. 2020;188:105260. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2019.105260
  22. Hagedoorn NN, Wagenaar JHL, Nieboer D, Bath D, Von Both U, Carrol ED, et al. Impact of a clinical decision rule on antibiotic prescription for children with suspected lower respiratory tract infections presenting to European emergency departments: a simulation study based on routine data. J Antimicrob Chemother [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkab023
  23. Haller SJ, Roitberg AE, Dudley AT. Steered molecular dynamic simulations reveal Marfan syndrome mutations disrupt fibrillin-1 cbEGF domain mechanosensitive calcium binding. Sci Rep [Internet]. 2020;10(1):16844. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73969-2
  24. Hardy L, Garratt J-L, Crossley B, Copson S, Nathan E, Calvert K, et al. A retrospective cohort study of the impact of In Time obstetric simulation training on management of vaginal breech deliveries. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol [Internet]. 2020;60(5):704–8. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13132
  25. Hassanein SMA, Tantawi HR, Sadek BN, Hendy A, Awad HA. Impact of structured simulation-based and on-job training program on nurses’ competency in pediatric peripheral intravenous cannulation: Children’s hospital experience. Nurse Educ Today [Internet]. 2021 Feb 28;98:104776. Available from: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0260691721000332
  26. Hazwani TR, Al Hassan Z, Al Zahrani A, Al Badawi A. A Simulation-Based Program for Preparedness for COVID-19 at a Pediatric Tertiary Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Cureus [Internet]. 2021;13(2):e13131. Available from: http://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.13131
  27. Hazwani TR, Alosaimi A, Almutairi M, Shaheen N, Al Hassan Z, Antar M. The Impact of Mock Code Simulation on the Resuscitation Practice and Patient Outcome for Children With Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Cureus [Internet]. 2020;12(7):e9197. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.9197
  28. Hazwani T, Ashraf N, Hasan Z, Antar M, Kazzaz Y, Alali H. 95. Effect of a pediatric mock code on resuscitation skills and team performance: an in situ simulation experience over three years. Eur J Emerg Med [Internet]. 2020;27(Suppl 1):e15–6. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/01.mej.0000697880.10650.f1
  29. Joosten M, Bökkerink GMJ, Levitt MA, Diefenbach KA, Reck CA, Krois W, et al. The Use of an Inanimate Simulation Model for the Correction of an Anorectal Malformation in the Training of Colorectal Pediatric Surgery. Eur J Pediatr Surg [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1723035
  30. Karimi MT, Rabczuk T, Pourabbas B. Evaluation of the efficiency of various force configurations on scoliotic, lordotic and kyphotic curves in the subjects with scoliosis. Spine Deform [Internet]. 2020;8(3):361–7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32065381
  31. Kong F, Chen Y, Huang L, Yang Z, Zhu K. Human health risk visualization of potentially toxic elements in farmland soil: A combined method of source and probability. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf [Internet]. 2021;211:111922. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.111922
  32. Lauffer P, Miranda-Laferte E, van Duyvenvoorde HA, van Haeringen A, Werner F, Boudin E, et al. An Activating Deletion Variant in the Submembrane Region of Natriuretic Peptide Receptor-B Causes Tall Stature. J Clin Endocrinol Metab [Internet]. 2020;105(7):2354–66. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgaa190
  33. Lee K-S, Choi M, Kwon D-W, Kim D, Choi J-M, Kim A-K, et al. A novel de novo heterozygous DYRK1A mutation causes complete loss of DYRK1A function and developmental delay. Sci Rep [Internet]. 2020;10(1):9849. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66750-y
  34. Libaw JS, Sinskey JL. Use of Augmented Reality During Inhaled Induction of General Anesthesia in 3 Pediatric Patients: A Case Report. A&A Pract [Internet]. 2020;14(7):e01219. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000001219
  35. Madriago EJ, Ronai C. Virtual Cardiology-Views From a Muted Microphone. JAMA Cardiol [Internet]. 2020;5(11):1211–2. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32717079
  36. Maldonado MJ, Agudelo SI, Suarez JD, Gamboa O. Educational strategy for the development of skills in exchange transfusion: a randomized clinical trial protocol. Trials [Internet]. 2020;21(1):387. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04312-3
  37. McNaughten B, Storey L, Corkin D, Cardwell P, Thompson A, Bourke T, et al. Familiarity with the clinical environment, achieved by priming, improves time to antibiotic administration in a simulated paediatric sepsis scenario: a randomised control trial. Arch Dis Child [Internet]. 2020; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2020-318904
  38. Mehmood S, Dad R, Ahmad A, Ullah MI, John P, Ali A, et al. Structural and functional annotation of PR/SET Domain (PRDM) protein family: In-silico study elaborating role of PRDM12 mutation in congenital insensitivity to pain. Comput Biol Chem [Internet]. 2020;89:107382. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2020.107382
  39. Mema B, Mylopoulos M, Tekian A, Park YS. Using Learning Curves to Identify and Explain Growth Patterns of Learners in Bronchoscopy Simulation: A Mixed-Methods Study. Acad Med J Assoc Am Med Coll [Internet]. 2020;95(12):1921–8. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32675795
  40. Moore BR, Davis TM. Updated pharmacokinetic considerations for the use of antimalarial drugs in pregnant women. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol [Internet]. 2020;16(9):741–58. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32729740
  41. Moore TM, White LK, Barzilay R, Calkins ME, Jones JD, Young JF, et al. Development of a scale battery for rapid assessment of risk and resilience. Psychiatry Res [Internet]. 2020;288:112996. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32361336
  42. Musits A, Wing R, Simoes M, Style M, Petrone G, Musisca N, et al. Interdepartmental Collaboration for Simulation-based Education: Obstetric Emergencies for Emergency Medicine. R I Med J (2013) [Internet]. 2020;103(4):42–5. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32357593
  43. Ock J, Gwon E, Kim D-H, Kim S-H, Kim N. Patient-specific and hyper-realistic phantom for an intubation simulator with a replaceable difficult airway of a toddler using 3D printing. Sci Rep [Internet]. 2020;10(1):10631. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32606342
  44. Peng W-S, Wang L, Zhang H, Zhang Z, Wu Y-M, Sang X, et al. Application of virtual scenario simulation combined with problem-based learning for paediatric medical students. J Int Med Res [Internet]. 2021;49(2):300060520979210. Available from: http/doi.org/10.1177/0300060520979210
  45. Prado-Velasco M, Borobia A, Carcas-Sansuan A. Predictive engines based on pharmacokinetics modelling for tacrolimus personalized dosage in paediatric renal transplant patients. Sci Rep [Internet]. 2020;10(1):7542. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64189-9
  46. Reddy KP, Shebl FM, Foote JHA, Harling G, Scott JA, Panella C, et al. Cost-effectiveness of public health strategies for COVID-19 epidemic control in South Africa: a microsimulation modelling study. Lancet Glob Heal [Internet]. 2021;9(2):e120–9. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30452-6
  47. Rocke B, Ruffell A, Donnelly L. Drone aerial imagery for the simulation of a neonate burial based on the geoforensic search strategy (GSS). J Forensic Sci [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14690
  48. Röshammar D, Huang F, Albisetti M, Bomgaars L, Chalmers E, Luciani M, et al. Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Simulation Support for Age- and Weight-Adjusted Dosing of Dabigatran Etexilate in Children with Venous Thromboembolism. J Thromb Haemost [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1111/jth.15277
  49. Rosso C Del, Thomas A, Hardy N, Connelly S, Davila U, Pearce J, et al. Pediatric Toxidrome Simulation Curriculum: Lidocaine-Induced Methemoglobinemia. MedEdPORTAL  J Teach Learn Resour [Internet]. 2021;17:11089. Available from: http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11089
  50. Ruetzler K, Drozd A, Gasecka A, Bielski K, Wieczorek W, Al-Jeabory M, et al. Pediatric intravascular access in simulated COVID-19 patients among paramedics wearing personal protective equipment. Resusc plus [Internet]. 2021;5:100073. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.resplu.2020.100073
  51. Salim A, Moazzam Z, Dogar SA, Qazi SH. Simulation-based training in the Paediatric Surgery population: A review of current trends and future direction. J Pak Med Assoc [Internet]. 2021;71(Suppl 1(1):S38–41. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33582721
  52. Sanseau E, Carr LH, Case J, Tay K-Y, Ades A, Yang K, et al. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation Curriculum: Vitamin K Deficiency in the Newborn. MedEdPORTAL  J Teach Learn Resour [Internet]. 2021;17:11078. Available from: http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11078
  53. Schündeln MM, Lange T, Knoll M, Spix C, Brenner H, Bozorgmehr K, et al. Methods of spatial cluster detection in rare childhood cancers: Benchmarking data and results from a simulation study on nephroblastoma. Data Br [Internet]. 2021;34:106683. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33426242
  54. Schündeln MM, Lange T, Knoll M, Spix C, Brenner H, Bozorgmehr K, et al. Statistical methods for spatial cluster detection in childhood cancer incidence: A simulation study. Cancer Epidemiol [Internet]. 2021;70:101873. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33360605
  55. Segal D, Emery K, Zeitlinger L, Rosenbaum JA, Little KJ. Humerus Rotation Has a Negligible Effect on Baumann Angle in a Wide Range of Rotational Positions. J Pediatr Orthop [Internet]. 2020;40(9):e822–6. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32658155
  56. Soghier LM, Walsh HA, Goldman EF, Fratantoni KR. Simulation for Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation Training: How Different Is It From Clinical Practice? Simul Healthc [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000551
  57. Spadea M, Ciantelli M, Fossati N, Cuttano A. Enhancing the future of simulation-based education in pediatrics. Ital J Pediatr [Internet]. 2021;47(1):1–3. Available from: http://doi.org/0.1186/s13052-021-00989-7
  58. Sulton CD, Burger RK, Figueroa J, Taylor TR. Evaluation of pediatric procedural sedation education in pediatric emergency medicine fellowships. Medicine (Baltimore) [Internet]. 2021;100(6):e24690. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000024690
  59. Tavasoli B, Safa M, Dorgalaleh A, Ghasemi JB, Rezaei Makhouri F, Rezvani MR, et al. Molecular and clinical profile of congenital fibrinogen disorders in Iran, identification of two novel mutations. Int J Lab Hematol [Internet]. 2020;42(5):619–27. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32639687
  60. Tolchin D, Yeager JP, Prasad P, Dorrani N, Russi AS, Martinez-Agosto JA, et al. De Novo SOX6 Variants Cause a Neurodevelopmental Syndrome Associated with ADHD, Craniosynostosis, and Osteochondromas. Am J Hum Genet [Internet]. 2020;106(6):830–45. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32442410
  61. Torres A, Inzunza M, Jarry C, Serrano F, Varas J, Zavala A. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW LAPAROSCOPIC ENDOTRAINER FOR NEONATAL SURGERY AND REDUCED SPACES. Arq Bras Cir Dig [Internet]. 2021;33(4):e1559. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1590/0102-672020200004e1559
  62. Torres A, Horodeńska M, Witkowski G, Torres K. Hybrid simulation of pediatric gynecologic examination: a mix-methods study of learners’ attitudes and factors affecting learning. BMC Med Educ [Internet]. 2020;20(1):164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02076-7
  63. Valente D, Palama A, Gentaz E. Exploring 3D miniatures with action simulations by finger gestures: Study of a new embodied design for blind and sighted children. PLoS One [Internet]. 2021;16(2):e0245472. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245472
  64. van Donge T, Allegaert K, Pfister M, Smits A, van den Anker J. Creatinine Trends to Detect Ibuprofen-Related Maturational Adverse Drug Events in Neonatal Life: A Simulation Study for the ELBW Newborn. Front Pharmacol [Internet]. 2020;11:610294. Available from: http://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2020.610294
  65. Verma A, Jaiswal R, Naranje KM, Gupta G, Singh A. Bubble CPAP splitting: innovative strategy in resource-limited settings. Arch Dis Child [Internet]. 2021;106(2):137–40. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33199299
  66. Wang X, Yeung K, Cheung JPY, Lau JY-N, Qi W, Cheung KM-C, et al. A novel scoliosis instrumentation using special superelastic nickel-titanium shape memory rods: a biomechanical analysis using a calibrated computer model and data from a clinical trial. Spine Deform [Internet]. 2020;8(3):369–79. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1007/s43390-020-00075-8
  67. Wang X, Pasco RF, Du Z, Petty M, Fox SJ, Galvani AP, et al. Impact of Social Distancing Measures on Coronavirus Disease Healthcare Demand, Central Texas, USA. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2020;26(10):2361–9. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32692648
  68. Wells JM, Nair D, Cook N, Yi M, Moorhead A, Maoate K, et al. End-User Input into the Design and Validation of a Synthetic Thoracoscopic Esophageal Atresia/Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula Simulator. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A [Internet]. 2020;30(6):685–91. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32348697
  69. Wells M, Goldstein L. Drug dosing errors in simulated paediatric emergencies – Comprehensive dosing guides outperform length-based tapes with precalculated drug doses. African J Emerg Med  Rev africaine la Med d’urgence [Internet]. 2020;10(2):74–80. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2020.01.005
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  71. Zackoff MW, Lin L, Israel K, Ely K, Raab D, Saupe J, et al. The Future of Onboarding: Implementation of Immersive Virtual Reality for Nursing Clinical Assessment Training. J Nurses Prof Dev [Internet]. 2020;36(4):235–40. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/NND.0000000000000629
  72. Zackoff MW, Real FJ, Sahay RD, Fei L, Guiot A, Lehmann C, et al. Impact of an Immersive Virtual Reality Curriculum on Medical Students’ Clinical Assessment of Infants With Respiratory Distress. Pediatr Crit Care Med A J Soc Crit Care Med World Fed Pediatr Intensive Crit Care Soc [Internet]. 2020;21(5):477–85. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32106189
  73. Zafar S, Siddiqi A, Yasir M, Zachar JJ. Pedagogical development in local anaesthetic training in paediatric dentistry using virtual reality simulator. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent [Internet]. 2021;1–8. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1007/s40368-021-00604-7
  74. Zafar S, Lai Y, Sexton C, Siddiqi A. Virtual Reality as a novel educational tool in pre-clinical paediatric dentistry training: Students’ perceptions. Int J Paediatr Dent [Internet]. 2020;30(6):791–7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ipd.12648








I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.



Dr. Carl Horsley

Intensivist, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand

Clinical Lead for Patient Safety, Health Quality and Safety Commission, New Zealand

Dr. Carl Horsley dual trained in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, and works clinically in the Critical Care Complex of Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of his work there, he developed an in-situ simulation program specifically focused on building the adaptive capacity of the ICU team. This was put to the test in the Whakaari volcanic eruption with Middlemore being the national burns centre responding to a mass casualty event.

Carl is currently completing an MSc in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden with a thesis focusing on the sociology of safety.  He is also part of the Resilient Healthcare Society which is an international collaboration exploring the implications of resilience engineering in healthcare. As Clinical Lead for Patient Safety at the Health Quality Safety Commission, Carl is also involved in developing innovative approaches that support “work-as-done” by frontline to improve both patient care and staff wellbeing. He has published several book chapters on resilient healthcare and presented widely on the topic.


Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak

Emergency Physician & Trauma Team Leader, Assistant Professor

St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Following an unsuccessful career as an intramural basketball player, Dr. Petrosoniak now works as an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He’s the lead for translational simulation at St. Michael’s Hospital which involves the application of simulation techniques to identify issues and support the design of solutions related to healthcare delivery and improving health service outcomes.

More accurately, he seeks to reduce the number of F-bombs by providers linked to poor system/space design in healthcare. He also applies this work in the private sector as the co-founder of Advanced Performance Healthcare Design, a design and consulting firm that uses multi-modal simulation techniques to inform the design of clinical infrastructure, equipment and high performing teams.




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