Research Projects

ResearchProjectsThe Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama is involved in numerous research projects covering a variety of topics.  All of our research studies are approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Our current and past research projects include the following:

  • Use of Simulation to Improve Orthopedic Resident’s Knowledge of Medical Complications
  • Use of Simulation to Teach Residents Processing of Evidence in Child Abuse
  • Assessing & Improving CPR using a Novel CPR Feedback Device EXPRESS  (Examining Pediatric Resuscitation Education with Simulation and Scripting) - multicenter project
  • Prospective Description Pediatric Intubation Experiences (POISE) Multicenter Lumbar Puncture project
  • Assessment of Pediatric Medical and Trauma Resuscitations
  • Simulation to Enhance Medical & Nursing Student Learning
  • Medical Education Regarding Grandparent Caregivers and Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest in the OR
  • Responses of Participants in a Teen Trauma Prevention Program Observing a Simulated Trauma Experience
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team Training Using High Fidelity Medical Simulation (DMAT)
  • Hyperventilation in Pediatric Resuscitation: Performance of Code Team Members at Simulated Pediatric Emergencies
  • Teaching Fellows to Teach through the Use of Simulation
  • Teaching Parents of Home Vent Children with Simulation
  • Pediatric Medical and Trauma Resuscitation Survey
  • Case Selection in Simulation Education
  • The Impact of ACGME 2011 Resident Work Hour Rules
  • Medical Decision-Making Among Residents During Simulated Patient Experience
  • The Use of High Fidelity Simulation in Genetic Counseling and Genetic Medical Education
  • Treatment of Hyperkalemia in Patients with Renal Failure
  • Teaching Residents How to Diagnose, Treat, and Manage Pediatric Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis using Simulation-based Education
  • Delivery of Bad News: A Simulation Enhanced Curriculum
  • Cervical Spine Immobilization Methods
  • Pediatric Resident Survey of their Self-Perceived Competency and Knowledge Regarding Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
  • The Use of Simulation for Parent Tracheostomy Education