Current Publications in Pediatric Simulation

Newly Published Pediatric Simulation Articles for April 2021

  1. Alesi V, Sessini F, Genovese S, Calvieri G, Sallicandro E, Ciocca L, et al. A New Intronic Variant in ECEL1 in Two Patients with Distal Arthrogryposis Type 5D. Int J Mol Sci [Internet]. 2021;22(4). Available from: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22042106
  2. Amiri H, Kohane IS. Machine Learning of Patient Characteristics to Predict Admission Outcomes in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. JAMA Netw open [Internet]. 2021;4(2):e2036220. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.36220
  3. Cao X, Pounds S. Gene-set distance analysis (GSDA): a powerful tool for gene-set association analysis. BMC Bioinformatics [Internet]. 2021;22(1):207. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-021-04110-x
  4. Caruso TJ, Madill M, Sidell D, Meister K, Wang E, Menendez M, et al. Using Augmented Reality to Reduce Fear and Promote Cooperation During Pediatric Otolaryngologic Procedures. Laryngoscope [Internet]. 2021;131(4):E1342–4. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29098
  5. Chang LC, Huang MC. Efficacy of scenario simulation-based education in relieving parental anxiety about fever in children. J Pediatr Nurs [Internet]. 2021;61:102–8. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2021.03.024
  6. Duryea EL, Adhikari EH, Ambia A, Spong C, McIntire D, Nelson DB. Comparison Between In-Person and Audio-Only Virtual Prenatal Visits and Perinatal Outcomes. JAMA Netw Open [Internet]. 2021;4(4):e215854–e215854. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5854
  7. Dye C, Surapa Raju SK, Dy A, Gaither SL, Tofil NM. Suicide Simulation in Primary Care. South Med J [Internet]. 2021;114(3):129–32. Available from: http://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001217
  8. Farrell LJ, Miyamoto T, Donovan CL, Waters AM, Krisch KA, Ollendick TH. Virtual Reality One-Session Treatment of Child-Specific Phobia of Dogs: A Controlled, Multiple Baseline Case Series. Behav Ther [Internet]. 2021;52(2):478–91. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.06.003
  9. Giordano L, Liotti FM, Menchinelli G, De Angelis G, D’Inzeo T, Morandotti GA, et al. Simulated Pediatric Blood Cultures to Assess the Inactivation of Clinically Relevant Antimicrobial Drug Concentrations in Resin-Containing Bottles. Front Cell Infect Microbiol [Internet]. 2021;11:649769. Available from: http://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.649769
  10. Hulfish E, Diaz MCG, Feick M, Messina C, Stryjewski G. The Impact of a Displayed Checklist on Simulated Pediatric Trauma Resuscitations. Pediatr Emerg Care [Internet]. 2021;37(1):23–8. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29489608
  11. Kim S-H, Kim HJ, Shin G. Self-Management Mobile Virtual Reality Program for Women with Gestational Diabetes. Int J Environ Res Public Health [Internet]. 2021;18(4). Available from: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041539
  12. Kofoed-Djursner C, Jamil A, Selen A, Müllertz A, Berthelsen R. Drug solubilization during simulated pediatric gastro-intestinal digestion. Eur J Pharm Sci [Internet]. 2021;162:105828. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejps.2021.105828
  13. Lavoie ME, Tay K-Y, Good G, Buchhalter L, Abbadessa MK, Gaines S, et al. Simulation as a Dynamic Tool to Reorganize Pediatric Emergency Department Resuscitation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond. Pediatr Emerg Care [Internet]. 2021;37(5):286–9. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000002384
  14. Lutz JD, Mathias A, German P, Pikora C, Reddy S, Kirby BJ. Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Remdesivir and Its Metabolites to Support Dose Selection for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients With COVID-19. Clin Pharmacol Ther [Internet]. 2021;109(4):1116–24. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.2176
  15. Malik UR, Chang J, Hashmi F, Atif N, Basir H, Hayat K, et al. A Simulated Client Exploration of Nonprescription Dispensing of Antibiotics at Drugstores for Pediatric Acute Diarrhea and Upper Respiratory Infection in Lahore,  Pakistan. Infect Drug Resist [Internet]. 2021;14:1129–40. Available from: http://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S301812
  16. Martínez-Isasi S, García-Suárez M, De La Peña Rodríguez MA, Gómez-Salgado J, Fernández N, Méndez-Martínez C, et al. Basic life support training programme in schools by school nurses: How long and how often to train? Medicine (Baltimore) [Internet]. 2021;100(13):e24819. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000024819
  17. McKinley KW, Chamberlain JM, Doan Q, Berkowitz D. Reducing Pediatric ED Length of Stay by Reducing Diagnostic Testing: A Discrete Event Simulation Model. Pediatr Qual Saf [Internet]. 2021;6(2):e396. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1097/pq9.0000000000000396
  18. Moghadas SM, Fitzpatrick MC, Shoukat A, Zhang K, Galvani AP. Simulated Identification of Silent COVID-19 Infections Among Children and Estimated Future Infection Rates With Vaccination. JAMA Netw Open [Internet]. 2021;4(4):e217097–e217097. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7097
  19. Nakamura Y, Romans C, Ashwath R. Patient-Specific Patch for an Intra-Atrial Rerouting Procedure Developed Through Surgical Simulation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg [Internet]. 2021;12(2):234–43. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1177/2150135120985469
  20. Palominos E, Levett-Jones T, Power T, Alcorn N, Martinez-Maldonado R. Measuring the impact of productive failure on nursing students’ learning in healthcare simulation: A quasi-experimental study. Nurse Educ Today [Internet]. 2021;101:N.PAG-N.PAG. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104871
  21. Rabinovich R V, Shore BJ, Glotzbecker M, Kalish LA, Bae DS. The Effect of Casting Simulation on Maintenance of Fracture Alignment Following Closed Reduction of Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures: Does More Simulation Matter? J Surg Educ [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.03.003
  22. Rød I, Kynø NM, Solevåg AL. From simulation room to clinical practice: Postgraduate neonatal nursing students’ transfer of learning from in-situ resuscitation simulation with interprofessional  team to clinical practice. Nurse Educ Pract [Internet]. 2021;52:102994. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.102994
  23. Santhakumar M, Vidhya R. An assessment of the efficacy of clinical skills simulation using standardized patient in teaching behavior management and modification skills in Pediatric  Dentistry to dental undergraduate students: A double-blinded, randomized, controlled  trial. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [Internet]. 2021;39(1):90–4. Available from: http://doi.org/10.4103/jisppd.jisppd_504_20
  24. Smits-Engelsman B, Bonney E, Ferguson G. Motor skill learning in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Hum Mov Sci [Internet]. 2020;74:102687. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2020.102687
  25. Suh DW, Song HH, Mozafari H, Thoreson WB. Determining the Tractional Forces on Vitreoretinal Interface Using a Computer Simulation Model in Abusive Head Trauma. Am J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2021;223:396–404. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2020.06.020
  26. Szarpak L, Ladny JR, Dabrowski M, Ladny M, Smereka J, Ahuja S, et al. Comparison of 4 Pediatric Intraosseous Access Devices: A Randomized Simulation Study. Pediatr Emerg Care [Internet]. 2018 Aug 13 [cited 2018 Sep 5];1. Available from: http://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00006565-900000000-98368
  27. Tan F, Yang X, Chu H, Yan L, Wiederhold BK, Wiederhold M, et al. The Study of Perceptual Eye Position Examination and Visual Perceptual Training in Postoperative Intermittent Exotropes. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw [Internet]. 2020;23(12):871–5. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2020.0837
  28. Trastoy Quintela J, Moure González JD, González Fernández L, Rey Noriega C, Rodríguez Núñez A. [Simultaneous hospital/primary care real time simulation during COVID-19 alert]. An Pediatr (Barc) [Internet]. 2021;94(4):259–60. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.anpedi.2020.07.013
  29. Vidal-Balea A, Blanco-Novoa Ó, Fraga-Lamas P, Fernández-Caramés TM. Developing the Next Generation of Augmented Reality Games for Pediatric Healthcare: An Open-Source Collaborative Framework Based on ARCore for Implementing Teaching,  Training and Monitoring Applications. Sensors (Basel) [Internet]. 2021;21(5). Available from: http://doi.org/10.3390/s21051865
  30. 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
  31. Wood NL, Mogul DB, Perito ER, VanDerwerken D, Mazariegos G V, Hsu EK, et al. Liver simulated allocation model does not effectively predict organ offer decisions for pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16621
  32. Xu J, Wang H, Wang A, Xu J, Fu C, Jia Z, et al. βB2 W151R mutant is prone to degradation, aggregation and exposes the hydrophobic side chains in the fourth Greek Key motif. Biochim Biophys acta Mol basis Dis [Internet]. 2021;1867(2):166018. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2020.166018
  33. Yang MM, Higano NS, Gunatilaka CC, Hysinger EB, Amin RS, Woods JC, et al. Subglottic Stenosis Position Affects Work of Breathing. Laryngoscope [Internet]. 2021;131(4):E1220–6. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29169
  34. Yu M, Yang M, Ku B, Mann JS. Effects of Virtual Reality Simulation regarding High-risk Neonatal Infection Control on Nursing Students. Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci) [Internet]. 2021; Available from: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2021.03.002








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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