Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Implementation of emergency manuals (context relevant sets of cognitive aids or crisis checklists) and other evidence-based patient safety advances can help excellent clinicians to deliver optimal care, if designed and implemented effectively.
My, and our group's, interests include:
1. Implementation of emergency manuals for crisis management of critical events, in both simulation-based and clinical settings
For free resources, see: http://emergencymanual.stanford.edu, a website I developed to share the work of our Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group and our interdisciplinary clinical implementation team. And www.emergencymanuals.org, Emergency Manuals Implementation Collaborative, which a group of us founded to freely share tools and implementation resources nationally and globally.
2. Applying mixed-methods of implementation science to research #1.
3. Utilizing high fidelity simulation along with debriefing to teach principles of Crisis Resource Management (CRM). Faculty for multiple courses and Co-Director of Stanford's Evolve simulation program.
4. Combining verbal 'What If's' with low-tech screen-based simulation to harness the power of simulation and debriefing in much wider, more frequent, and even clinical settings.
5. Difficult airway management, and ENT anesthesia, integrating procedural and full-scenario simulation to practice and debrief approaches to challenging cases.