Rami A Ahmed

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This project involved the implementation of simulation-based scenarios to train students within nursing, respiratory therapy and medical fields in interprofessional practice. Students participated in experiential learning that included active participation in patient care, interprofessional practice on healthcare teams and reflective practice through(More)
INTRODUCTION In situ simulation within new facilities holds the promise of identifying latent safety threats. The aim of this study was to identify if in situ simulation can also impact important employee perceptions and attitudes. METHODS In the current study, health care professionals of an adult, urban, community teaching hospital level 1 trauma center(More)
Flexner wanted medical students to study at the patient bedside-a remarkable innovation in his time-so that they could apply science to clinical care under the watchful eye of senior physicians. Ever since his report, medical schools have reserved the latter years of their curricula for such an "advanced" apprenticeship, providing clinical clerkship(More)
This paper adopts methods from the organisational team training literature to outline how health professions education can improve patient safety. We argue that health educators can improve training quality by intentionally encouraging errors during simulation-based team training. Preventable medical errors are inevitable, but encouraging errors in low-risk(More)
INTRODUCTION Establishing a boot camp curriculum is pertinent for emergency medicine (EM) residents in order to develop proficiency in a large scope of procedures and leadership skills. In this article, we describe our program's EM boot camp curriculum as well as measure the confidence levels of resident physicians through a pre- and post-boot camp survey.(More)
Objective. To evaluate confidence, knowledge, and competence after a simulation-based curriculum on maternal cardiac arrest in an Obstetrics & Gynecologic (OBGYN) residency program. Methods. Four simulations with structured debriefing focusing on high yield causes and management of maternal cardiac arrest were executed. Pre- and post-individual knowledge(More)
BACKGROUND Trainees rarely have the opportunity to practice suctioning copious or bloody secretions from the airways of patients in respiratory distress. The act of suctioning is frequently overlooked during the training of personnel in airway management and, thus, there is a dearth of simulated suction devices that can reproduce the fidelity of this(More)
BACKGROUND Simulation has become widespread among medical educators. Although simulation facilities are available at most teaching institutions, the number of qualified instructors to facilitate post-simulation debriefing is inadequate, resulting in sub-par educational experiences for learners. CONTEXT Efforts to broaden medical curricula to include(More)
BACKGROUND Communication errors are the leading cause of preventable patient harm in medicine. There is little description in the literature of advanced techniques to teach crisis resource management (CRM) communication strategies, or how to improve real-time ineffective behaviour or habits that may persist despite appropriate behaviour and leadership(More)