Affiliation: University of Toronto
- The study of factors affecting human and systems performance in healthcare using simulationVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Simul Healthc 6:S24-9. 2011..We also discuss possible directions for future research as well as methodological considerations for researchers engaging in this approach to study performance shaping factors...
- Review article: simulation in anesthesia: state of the science and looking forwardVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 1ES 565, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
Can J Anaesth 59:193-202. 2012..Articles in the area of simulation and anesthesia published up to and including 2011 were reviewed for inclusion in this narrative review...
- Predictable chaos: a review of the effects of emotions on attention, memory and decision makingVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth St, 1ES 565, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 20:265-82. 2015....
- 'In situ simulation' versus 'off site simulation' in obstetric emergencies and their effect on knowledge, safety attitudes, team performance, stress, and motivation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialJette Led Sørensen
Department of Obstetrics, Department of Anaesthesia and Juliane Marie Centre for Children, Women and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trials 14:220. 2013..OSS means training in facilities away from the actual patient care unit, either at a simulation centre or in hospital rooms that have been set up for this purpose...
- The impact of stress on paramedic performance during simulated critical eventsVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre and Faculty of Dentistry, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prehosp Disaster Med 27:369-74. 2012..In this study, we examined paramedics' acute stress responses and performance during simulated high-stress scenarios...
- Limiting the playing field: does restricting the number of possible diagnoses reduce errors due to diagnosis-specific feature identification?Vicki R LeBlanc
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Research in Education at the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Med Educ 38:17-24. 2004....
- The effects of acute stress on performance: implications for health professions educationVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 1ES 565, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
Acad Med 84:S25-33. 2009..This paper is a review of representative research on the impact of acute stressors on the clinical performance of individuals and teams...
- Psychometric properties of an integrated assessment of technical and communication skillsVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, 1ES 565, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2C4 Canada
Am J Surg 197:96-101. 2009..Trainees are required to perform technical skills while engaging with the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an IPPI format examination could discriminate between different levels of trainees...
- Examination stress leads to improvements on fundamental technical skills for surgeryVicki LeBlanc
Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Surg 196:114-9. 2008..This study was conducted to assess the effects of examination-induced stress on the technical performance of junior surgery residents...
- Does posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect performance?Vicki R LeBlanc
Orange Transport Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:701-4. 2007..On the basis of these findings, there is no reason to believe that police recruits with PTSD are prone to making errors of communication or judgment that would place them or others at increased risk...
- A preliminary study in using virtual reality to train dental studentsVicki R LeBlanc
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Research in Education, ON
J Dent Educ 68:378-83. 2004..Additional research is necessary to determine the ideal implementation of virtual reality simulators into traditional dentistry curricula...
- The effects of examination stress on the performance of emergency medicine residentsVicki R LeBlanc
Wilson Centre for Research in Education Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and ORNGE Transport Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Med Educ 41:556-64. 2007....
- Paramedic performance in calculating drug dosages following stressful scenarios in a human patient simulatorVicki R LeBlanc
The Education Department, Ontario Air Ambulance Base Hospital Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prehosp Emerg Care 9:439-44. 2005..However, there is little published research regarding the effects of stress on the cognitive skills necessary for optimal patient care...
- Previous trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms as predictors of subjective and biological response to stressCheryl Regehr
Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 52:675-83. 2007....
- Nontechnical skills assessment after simulation-based continuing medical educationPamela J Morgan
Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
Simul Healthc 6:255-9. 2011..The purpose of this study was to determine whether high-fidelity simulation training and debriefing improved the NTS of practicing anesthesiologists using the ANTS tool...
- Surgical skill acquisition with self-directed practice using computer-based video trainingNathan Jowett
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Level 2, Room 250, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5
Am J Surg 193:237-42. 2007..This study examined whether CBVT is effective in a self-directed learning environment among novice trainees...
- Teaching suturing and knot-tying skills to medical students: a randomized controlled study comparing computer-based video instruction and (concurrent and summary) expert feedbackGeorge J Xeroulis
Department of Surgery, and the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, CRE at the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Surgery 141:442-9. 2007....
- The influence of clinicians' previous trauma exposure on their assessment of child abuse riskCheryl Regehr
Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
J Nerv Ment Dis 198:614-8. 2010..It is concluded that standardized measures for assessing a child's risk of abuse may be influenced by previous exposure to critical workplace events and levels of traumatic stress in workers...
- High-fidelity simulation demonstrates the influence of anesthesiologists' age and years from residency on emergency cricothyroidotomy skillsLyndon W Siu
FRCPC, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Anesth Analg 111:955-60. 2010....
- Performance of resuscitation skills by paramedic personnel in chemical protective suitsRussell D MacDonald
Ontario Air Ambulance, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prehosp Emerg Care 10:254-9. 2006..Determine whether wearing a chemical protective suit increases time to successful completion of four resuscitation skills...
- Threat and challenge: cognitive appraisal and stress responses in simulated trauma resuscitationsAdrian Harvey
Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Med Educ 44:587-94. 2010..As such, training for high-acuity events should include interventions targeting stress management skills...
- Believing is seeing: the influence of a diagnostic hypothesis on the interpretation of clinical featuresVicki R LeBlanc
Center for Research in Education at the University Health Network, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Ontario, Canada
Acad Med 77:S67-9. 2002
- Personalized oral debriefing versus standardized multimedia instruction after patient crisis simulationTimothy M Welke
St Michael s Anesthesia Research into Teaching SMART Simulation Group, Department of Anesthesia, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anesth Analg 109:183-9. 2009..Our secondary purpose was to compare multimedia instruction to personalized video-assisted oral debriefing with an expert...
- Teaching communication skills using the integrated procedural performance instrument (IPPI): a randomized controlled trialCarol anne Moulton
Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Surg 197:113-8. 2009..This study assessed the effectiveness of using an IPPI format as a teaching tool for communication skills...
- An introduction to teamwork: findings from an evaluation of an interprofessional education experience for 1000 first-year health science studentsAndrea Cameron
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 144 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3M2, Canada
J Allied Health 38:220-6. 2009..We suggest that the findings presented in this report can be of value to other interprofessional groups of course developers...
- Simulation-based training improves physicians' performance in patient care in high-stakes clinical setting of cardiac surgeryHeinz R Bruppacher
Department of Anesthesia, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anesthesiology 112:985-92. 2010..This study aimed to determine whether simulation-based training or an interactive seminar resulted in better patient care during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)-a high stakes clinical setting...
- Residents feel unprepared and unsupervised as leaders of cardiac arrest teams in teaching hospitals: a survey of internal medicine residentsChris W Hayes
Department of Medicine and Critical Care, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care Med 35:1668-72. 2007....
- Teaching from the clinical reasoning literature: combined reasoning strategies help novice diagnosticians overcome misleading informationKevin W Eva
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Med Educ 41:1152-8. 2007..This paper reports 2 studies demonstrating that the combined instructions are especially valuable in helping students overcome biasing influences...
- Interprofessional intensive care unit team interactions and medical crises: a qualitative studyDominique Piquette
Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Wilson Centre, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Interprof Care 23:273-85. 2009..Further research is needed to establish the possible benefits of strategies addressing ICU health care professionals' specific needs for interprofessional feedback after a medical crisis...
- Stressful intensive care unit medical crises: How individual responses impact on team performanceDominique Piquette
Department of Critical Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre DP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care Med 37:1251-5. 2009..However, the conditions in which stressors may affect health professionals' performance and well-being and the conditions that potentially lead to impaired performance and staff psychological distress are not well understood...
- Linear versus web-style layout of computer tutorials for medical student learning of radiograph interpretationMartin V Pusic
Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Acad Radiol 14:877-89. 2007....