Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Publications

Assorted innovations lab projects on display.

Each stage of the design process at the Innovations Lab is guided by data and results from the previous iteration, which means research is a key component to our success. We are constantly improving training devices to make them more impactful for medical education. Here are some of the most recently published findings from that research.

Upper gastrointestinal fluoroscopic simulator for neonates with bilious emesis
Benya EC, Wyers, MR, O’Brien EK, Nandhan V, Adler MD. Pediatric Radiology. 2015 Mar 22.

Preliminary evaluation of a novel thoracoscopic infant lobectomy simulator
Barsness KA, Rooney DM, Davis LM, O’Brien EK. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2015;25(5):429-434.

Validation Measures from a Thoracoscopic Esophageal Atresia/Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair Simulator
Barsness KA, Rooney DM, Davis LM, Chin AC. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014;49(1):29-33.

Design and Development of a Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement Simulator
Hawkinson EK, Davis LM, Barsness KA. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;196:155-158.

Design and Development of Low-Cost Tissue Replicas for Simulation of Rare Neonatal Congenital Defects
Hawkinson EK, Davis LM, Barsness KA. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;196:159-162.

The Evolution of Design: A Novel Thoracoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Simulators
Davis LM, Hawkinson EK, Barsness KA. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;196:159-162.

Evaluation of Three Sources of Validity Evidence for a Laparoscopic Duodenal Atresia Repair Simulator
Barsness KA, Rooney DM, Davis LM, O’Brien EK. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2015;25(3):256-260.

Melanoma Simulation Model: Promoting opportunistic screening and patient counseling
Jain N, Anderson MJ, Patel P, Blatt H, Davis LM, Bierman J, McGaghie W, Brucker JB, Martini M, Robinson JK. JAMA Dermatology. 2013;149(6):710-716.

The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Thoracoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Simulator
Barsness KA, Rooney DM, Davis LM. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2013;23(8):714-718.

Collaboration in Simulation: The Development and Initial Validation of a Novel Thoracoscopic Neonatal Simulator
Barsness KA, Rooney DM, Davis LM. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2013;48(6):1232-1238.