Modeling and simulation and their impacts

A Banquet of Consequences: Management Flight Simulators for Climate Change Policy

John D. Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, Professor of Engineering Systems, Director, System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management. The System dynamics is a modeling approach to understanding the behavior of complex systems over time,  developed by MIT System Dynamics Group in 1950’s.

Healthcare Systems Modeling & Simulation Affinity Group Webinar Aug 2014

Clinical Capacity Planning with Discrete Event Simulation

We will discuss how to model clinical systems using discrete event simulation, and how to analyze models for clinical capacity planning. We treat a case study of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and describe modeling, analysis, experimentation, and recommendation using DES. Including a brief discussion of the use of DES for implementation science.

T. Eugene Day, D.Sc., is a Sr. Improvement Advisor and Principal Investigator with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He specializes in discrete event simulation of health care delivery systems, with the goal of understanding the complex nature of clinical systems, and then applying this understanding to improve care delivery quality, efficiency, and safety.

The new frontier of modeling and simulation in healthcare

PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning

Science just published a paper about using simulation to help students learning physics. This “encourage authentic and productive exploration of scientific phenomena, and provide credible animated models that usefully guide students’ thinking”.  In medicine, the Virtual Anesthesia Machine project is a great example.  More models and explorations are needed for this kind education activity in the field.

A randomized trial using medical simulation.

A randomized trial using medical simulation technology beyond medical education.  This is a great example using simulation applications for human factors and system evaluation suggested by Dr. Small.

Medical Modeling and Simulation Database (MMSD)

The database is a great resource for simulation related literature by Eastern Virginia Medical School and the American College of Surgeons. Hope it will offer RSS feed soon for more convenience.

New Vistas in Patient Safety and Simulation

New Vistas in Patient Safety and Simulation is a good resource for update collections of medical simulation in patient safety.

Simulation Education and Assessment

It is important to recognize the difference between formative assessment and summative assessment. Simulation based education activity always involve some forms of assessment. Those assessments are normally not happened at same physical location. During scenario based course, the debriefing session lead by the instructor gives formative assessment to the learner (a in process assessment with PDSA context). The clinical based assessment (eg. checklist ) is a form summative assessment. For learner, it will give their direction what skill they need to improve by more exercise/practice.  For instructor, it will help to guide the improvement of the instruction and course development.  There is need to distinguish the difference between assessment of education activity itself and assessment of individual learner (clinical sill).

Simulation: Tranformation of Learning

“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies–it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” by Stephanie Pace Marshall, an educator and the founding president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Mr. Bean – CPR

How to learn CPR? How could simulation play a role in medical education ?

Light bulb is not just electronic candle. Refrigerator is not just ice cellar with electricity. iPhone is not just phone+ MP3.

As medical simulation is not just moving medical eduction from ICU to Simulation center.

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