The CSSALT lab has produced 13 patents and over 60 publications and peer reviewed articles.
Our research, funded by agencies including the US Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, focuses on learning outcomes with ongoing studies on the efficacy of simulation instruction in various areas.
Virtual Humans for Learning Pre-Op Skills
Efficacy of Pre-Use Check Simulation
Preliminary data indicate that a screen-based simulation of the anesthesia machine pre-use check is effective in increasing the fault detection rate when subsequently performing a pre-use check on actual anesthesia machines.
Efficacy of Transparent Reality
In this published study, learners who trained with a transparent reality simulation of an anesthesia machine had a significantly enhanced understanding of anesthesia machine function compared to those who trained with a similar but opaque “blackbox” simulation.
- Efficacy of Mixed Simulation of Central Venous Line Insertion
- Efficacy of Mixed Simulation of Ventriculostomy
- Efficacy of a Screen-Based Simulation of Skin Prepping
- Efficacy of SIMR (self-inflating manual resuscitator) Simulation
- Efficacy of HLHS (hypoplastic left heart syndrome) Simulation