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Jesse Bender

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Department: Pediatrics

Phone: 401 274 1122


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Women & Infants' Hospital -

Research Summary

Clinical simulation enables deliberate practice, helping healthcare professionals perform at their peak. Our work promotes clinical excellence through skills acquisition and scenario practice; skills mastery via surgical task trainers, and scenario-based education to refine algorithms, procedures, behaviors, and teamwork. Immersive simulation draws participants through realistic scenarios towards specific learning objectives. Facilitated debriefing leads adult learners to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses during that simulation. We offer a safe learning environment in which to refine processes, practice techniques, advance patient safety. When integrated into the clinical routine, simulation results in superior teamwork, systems effectiveness and patient care.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Clinical Simulation for Systems Development
-Using Simulation to Implement a Neonatal Transport System in Kosovo
- TESTPILOT-NICU: Transportable Enhanced Simulation Technologies for Pre-Implementation Limited Operations Testing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Generalizing TESTPILOT: Teaching how to wield simulation to transform care, from form to function

Improving Practice Behaviors and Skills
- Simulation in Neonatal Resuscitation Program Improves Retention of Performance and Behaviors
- High Fidelity Delivery Room Simulation Improves Emergency Medicine Residents Knowledge and Skills in Neonatal Resuscitation
- Shoulder Dystocia Program
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
- Safe Patient Handling Program
- Difficult Conversations: Advanced Practice, High Stakes
- Clinical documentation processes: EMR alignment, problem lists in key populations
- Facilitated Group Debriefing, Performance Assessment
- Quality, Utilizing Engagement, Safety, Teamwork and Service Recovery: Train the trainer through simulation support
- Reflective Review of Team Training, Sustainment and the Impact on Safety and Satisfaction

Technology, analysis and support
- Promoting Situational Awareness: NICU Heat Map
- Mannequin development, technology assessment
- EMR process, training, querying data warehouse
- NICU Predictive Models for Length of Stay