Research Mentor(s): Vitaliy Popov, Assistant Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Department of Learning Health Sciences, Michigan Medicine
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 5 (3pm-3:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 14
Technological advances in society have given the opportunity to modify and refine the education and experiences that occur within medical schools and the training provided to healthcare professionals. Clinical simulations provide team-based training to students and healthcare providers in ways that they otherwise may not receive through lectures and real-life settings. This study aims to analyze team communication during team-based training simulations on malignant hyperthermia (MH). The simulations were made available for analysis and evaluation through about 25 video recordings that were collected by the Clinical Simulation Center at the University of Michigan. MH is a rare but severe reaction to certain anesthetic drugs which requires the teams to work together to identify the symptoms (increasing end-tidal carbon dioxide, heart rate muscle rigidity, and temperature), properly treat the patient, and recognize the patient’s response to appropriate and inappropriate management interventions. The videos consist of different teams doing the same training on MH which may give insight as to why some teams are more successful than others. The analysis will also focus on how trainees allocate tasks efficiently within a group and develop individual/team skills in treating MH. The ability to automate computer assessments will also be evaluated to identify technical and nontechnical skills in team-based simulation training while treating MH. With improved training in a simulation environment, healthcare professionals will be able to improve their ability to work together in real environments where patient lives may be at risk.