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Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Simulation

The use of simulation in medical school curriculum has grown dramatically and plays a prominent role. Drexel University College of Medicine uses simulation to train future physicians and other health care providers via a safe training modality.

The Department of Emergency Medicine operates its own simulation center equipped with:

  • High-fidelity Laerdal SimMan 3G
  • SimNewB
  • Simulab's Central Line Man and Trauma Man
  • A variety of low-fidelity simulators
  • Partial task trainers
  • Diagnostic/monitoring equipment

Drexel University is known for its expertise in simulation education. The emergency medicine simulation center has excellent working partnerships with the simulation center at the College of Medicine Queen Lane Campus and the simulation centers at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions.

Congratulations to our 2013 International SimWars competition champions: John Erbayri, Jessica Parsons, Srikala Ponnuru and Heidi Baer.

Congratulations to our 2013 International SimWars competition champions: John Erbayri, Jessica Parsons, Srikala Ponnuru and Heidi Baer.

Congratulations to our 2015 International SimWars competition champions: Jami Smith, Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, John Erbayri, Jessica Parsons, Srikala Ponnuru and Michele Spotts.

Congratulations to our 2015 International SimWars competition champions: Jami Smith, Sharon Griswold-Theodorson, John Erbayri, Jessica Parsons, Srikala Ponnuru and Michele Spotts.

Simulation Case Resources

In the Media

"Medical Simulation Gives Students Hands-On Experience"
York Dispatch (May 6, 2016)

Simulation-Related Publications

"Subclavian central venous catheters and ultrasound guidance: policy vs practice"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Farabaugh EA, McGrath TM, and Wagner DK
The Journal of Vascular Access, E-publication ahead of print (November 21, 2012)

"Faculty Development in Medical Education Research"
LaMantia J, Searle N, Hamstra S, Love J, Martin D, Griswold-Therodorson S, Leuck J, Smith M, Sohoni A, Vozenilek J, and Castaneda J
Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(12):1462-1467 (2012)

"The emerging role of simulation education to achieve patient safety: translating deliberate practice and debriefing to save lives"
Griswold S, Ponnuru S, Nishisaki A, Szyld D, Davenport M, Deutsch E, and Nadkarni V
Pediatr Clin North Am, 59(6):1329-40 (2012)

"Transdisciplinary Simulation: Learning and Practicing Together"
Montgomery K, Griswold-Theodorson S, Morse K, et al.
In. New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, The Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(4):493-502 (2012)

"High Fidelity Cased-Based Simulation Debriefing: Everything You Need to Know"
Hart D, McNeil M, Griswold-Theodorson S, Bhatia K, and Joing S
Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) Peer Reviewed Lecture Series (PeRLS), 19(9) E1084-5 (September 2012)

"Simulation center accreditation and programmatic benchmarks: A review for emergency medicine"
Fernandez R, Wang E, Vozenilek JA, Hayden E, McLaughlin S, Godwin SA, Griswold-Theodorson S, Davenport M, and Gordon JA
Academic Emergency Medicine, 17(10):1093-1103 (2010)

"Improving Patient Safety With Ultrasonography Guidance During Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheter Placement by Novice Practitioners"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Hannan H, Handly N, Pugh B, Fojtik J, Saks M, Hamilton R, and Wagner D
Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 4 Issue 4: 212-216 (2009)

"Developing Technical Expertise in Emergency Medicine--The Role of Simulation in Procedural Skill Acquisition"
Wang EW, Quinones J, Fitch MT, Dooley-Hash S, Griswold-Theodorson SK, Medzon R, Korley F, Laack T, Robinett A, and Clay L
Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol 15, Number 11: 1046-1057 (2008)

"Teaching and Assessing Procedural Skills Using Simulation: Metrics and Methodology"
Lammers RL, Davenport M, Korley F, Griswold-Theodorson SK,  Fitch MT, Narang AT, Evans LV, Gross A, Rodriguez E, Dodge KL, Hamann CJ, and Robey WC
Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol 15, Number 11: 1079-1087 (2008)

"Simulation Based Training: Filling the Void of Procedural Experience for Medical Students"
Farabaugh E, Griswold-Theodorson S, Saks M, Pham J, Korely F, and Wang E
DrexelMed Journal, Volume 5 (1) (Summer 2011)

 
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