“Human Risk Assessment for Simulated Central Venous Catheterization” presentation at INFORMS Healthcare 2013

David John presented our work at INFORMS Healthcare 2013 Conference 

Human Risk Assessment for Simulated Central Venous Catheterization

David M. Johnson, William  F. Dunn, Yue Dong

Abstract:   Central venous catheterization (CVC) is one of most common practiced procedures in the ICU. CVC is associated with complications and potential life-threatening outcomes. The analysis of the CVC procedure from a perspective of Human Risk Assessment (HRA) will provide more insights into the contribution of human error to the system engineering problem of the CVC procedure. This research performs an HRA methodology as a novel approach to quantifying the human error risk component associated with a CVC.


Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence

Please visit Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence.  Learn how computer and simulation help physicians, biologist and  computer scientist working together to fight disease.

Research Review Finds Simulation an Effective Way to Train Health Care Professionals

An analysis led by Dr. David A Cook and other researchers found that simulation-based training is an effective way to teach physicians, nurses, dentists, emergency medical technicians and other health professionals. The team reviewed more than 600 studies evaluating the use of technologies such as virtual reality computers, mannequins and training models to teach skills and procedures including surgery, trauma management, obstetrics and team communication. Their conclusions were published Sept. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Medical Simulation 2.0 to improve #ptsafety

Just finished great annual conference  Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering and Operations Research in Health Care. Presented at tutorial titled ” Simulation and Modeling Application in ICU System Operational Analysis: Case Study of Sepsis Resuscitation.  As always, I enjoyed a lot from networking with old friends and new friends. Listened  a lot from many experts about  how to utilize SE/OR to further improve healthcare quality and safety.  Had good chat with Dr. William Pierskalla about SE/OR,  with Dr.Albert G. Mulley, Jr. from Dartmouth about healthcare  delivery and Dr. David Lane from LSE about system dynamics.  There are lots of we can learn from this community to apply modeling and simulation in healthcare for system integration. That is why I call “medical simulation 2.0 ”   You can find more about this event from Facebook and Twitter.  Hope see you again next year !


Society for Complexity in Acute Illness

I had a chance to listen Dr. Andriy Batchinsky about his approach to study complexity of acute Illness using application of nonlinear analysis techniques to investigation of cardiovascular regulatory complexity during hemorrhagic shock, burn shock and resuscitation, combined trauma animal models, as well as for non-invasive assessment of trauma patients.  He mentioned me another group have heavily using simulation and modeling methodology in medicine. Society for Complexity in Acute Illness. There are many applications of simulation in medicine need further developed and integrated.

Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care

Join us August 19-20th at the Mayo Clinic Conference on Systems Engineering & Operations Research in Health Care in Rochester, MN. This unique conference provides you with opportunities to learn from and network with health care professionals, operations research practitioners, and academic faculty and students.

Keynote speakers include Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, and Kathy Kilmer, Director of Industrial Engineering for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Other invited speakers include Bobby Milstein, Ph.D. (Center for Disease Control), François Sainfort, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Victor Montori, M.D. and Barry Gilbert, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic).

General Sessions:
Future Directions for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Being an Engineer in a Health Care World

Concurrent Sessions:
Systems Engineering in the Delivery of Nursing Care
Teaching Systems Engineering to Health Care Professionals & Vice Versa
Models for Cancer Screening
Patient Flow Modeling
Building an Infrastructure for Systems Engineering in Health Care
Systems Engineering and Quality Health Care

For additional information and registration, please visit the course Web site.
Email questions to: mailto:seor@mayo.edu.

IMSH 2011: Simulation, Improv & All That Jazz

Next year gathering of medical simulation communiites will be at New Orleans.    Hope can see you all there.

From SSH website
New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Hilton Riverside

January 23 – 26 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
Conference begins on Sunday! Opening Plenary Session at 2:00 pm

January 21 – 22 SSH Research Consensus Summit: State of the Science
January 22 – 23 IMSH Pre-Conference Courses
January 23 – 25 IMSH 2011 Exhibits & Exposition

Accepting submissions for IMSH 2011 in the following categories:Due July 19

  • Abstract – Research Study
  • Abstract – Work in Progress
  • Session Proposal – Pre-Conference Course – Interactive, Intense, Focused Learning
  • Session Proposal – Experience Sim!! – Immersive Course
  • Session Proposal – Meet the SimPro’s Roundtable Discussion
  • Session Proposal – Expert Panel – State-of-the-Art Discussion
  • Session Proposal – Podium Presentation – A Report, Overview or Opinion Session Proposal – Video Presentation for the IMSH Simena
  • Session Proposal – Workshop – Interactive and Compact Format

Business of Innovation: Redefining Health Care

YouTube – Use the placebo effect in a good way

YouTube – The placebo effect

HHMI: Scientist Lab Management

Happy New Year !

Great resource and must read for early-career scientist career development by Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

HHMI: Lab Management

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