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Research Projects

The Pediatric Simulation Center at Children's of Alabama is involved in numerous research projects covering a variety of topics. All of our research studies are approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Our current research projects are:

  • Assessing community hospital management of diabetic ketoacidosis in pediatric patients
  • Assessing emergency care for Alabama’s children
  • Reducing Adverse Delivery Outcomes through Teleneonatology
  • Improving resident physician history and physical in challenging situations
  • Confidence and Performance in care of transgender patients
  • Newborn Emergency Training for UAB Mother Baby Unit
  • Nutrition Simulations for Residents on the Their Ward Rotation
  • Pulmonary Simulations focusing on Smoking Cessation for Family Members
  • Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice training for Fellows and Residents
  • Neurology Simulations for Residents, Fellows, and Nurses
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy training for Nurses
  • Nursing Vigilance Simulations for all Nurses in the hospital
  • Primary Care Clinic Simulations for Residents

Our past research projects include the following:

  • Deliberate practice to improve interdisciplinary communication
  • Code Cart Quality Improvement
  • Global Health History training for Medical Students and Interns
  • Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Education and Training on the use of the Epi-Pen
  • Use of Simulation to Improve Orthopedic Resident's Knowledge of Medical Complications
  • Use of Simulation to Teach Residents Processing of Evidence in Child Abuse
  • Assessing & Improving CPR using a Novel CPR Feedback Device EXPRESS (Examining Pediatric Resuscitation Education with Simulation and Scripting) - multicenter project
  • Prospective Description Pediatric Intubation Experiences (POISE) Multicenter Lumbar Puncture project
  • Assessment of Pediatric Medical and Trauma Resuscitations
  • Simulation to Enhance Medical & Nursing Student Learning
  • Medical Education Regarding Grandparent Caregivers and Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest in the OR
  • Responses of Participants in a Teen Trauma Prevention Program Observing a Simulated Trauma Experience
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Team Training Using High Fidelity Medical Simulation (DMAT)
  • Hyperventilation in Pediatric Resuscitation: Performance of Code Team Members at Simulated Pediatric Emergencies
  • Teaching Fellows to Teach through the Use of Simulation
  • Teaching Parents of Home Vent Children with Simulation
  • Pediatric Medical and Trauma Resuscitation Survey
  • Case Selection in Simulation Education
  • The Impact of ACGME 2011 Resident Work Hour Rules
  • Medical Decision-Making Among Residents During Simulated Patient Experience
  • The Use of High Fidelity Simulation in Genetic Counseling and Genetic Medical Education
  • Treatment of Hyperkalemia in Patients with Renal Failure
  • Teaching Residents How to Diagnose, Treat, and Manage Pediatric Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis using Simulation-based Education
  • Delivery of Bad News: A Simulation Enhanced Curriculum
  • Cervical Spine Immobilization Methods
  • Pediatric Resident Survey of their Self-Perceived Competency and Knowledge Regarding Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
  • The Use of Simulation for Parent Tracheostomy Education