Aaron Calhoun

Aaron Calhoun

University of Louisville

H-index: 19

North America-United States

About Aaron Calhoun

Aaron Calhoun, With an exceptional h-index of 19 and a recent h-index of 16 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at University of Louisville, specializes in the field of Simulation, Medical Education, Critical Care Medicine.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Interprofessional Simulation Research: Addressing the Integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Education

Educational and Patient Care Impacts of In Situ Simulation in Healthcare: A Systematic Review

Society for Simulation in Healthcare Guidelines for Simulation Training

Development and validation of a point‐of‐care‐ultrasound image quality assessment tool: the POCUS IQ scale

All Things to All People

The Need for Simulation-Based Procedural Skills Training to Address Proposed Changes in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Requirements for Pediatric …

How Do I Help Myself?

5: Validating a Pediatric ECMO Emergency Checklist for Clinical Specialist across Institutions using a Delphi Method

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University of Louisville

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19

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16

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University of Louisville

Aaron Calhoun Skills & Research Interests

Simulation

Medical Education

Critical Care Medicine

Top articles of Aaron Calhoun

Interprofessional Simulation Research: Addressing the Integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Education

Authors

Aaron W Calhoun

Published Date

2024

NSUWorks - InterLACE Research Showcase: Interprofessional Simulation Research: Addressing the Integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Education Home Search Browse Collections My Account About DC Network Digital Commons Network™ Skip to main content InterLACE Research Showcase Nova Southeastern University My Account FAQ About Home Home Division of Research and Economic Development Division of Research interlace 2024 34 Interprofessional Simulation Research: Addressing the Integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Education Presenter Information Aaron W. Calhoun, University of Louisville Start Date 12-4-2024 9:10 AM End Date 12-4-2024 9:40 AM Presentation Types Presentation Presenting Author College/Unit Affiliation Not Applicable This document is currently not available here. Share COinS Apr 12th, 9:10 AM Apr 12th, 9:40 AM …

Educational and Patient Care Impacts of In Situ Simulation in Healthcare: A Systematic Review

Authors

Aaron W Calhoun,David A Cook,Gina Genova,Seyed Mohammad Kalantar Motamedi,Muhammad Waseem,Rob Carey,Amy Hanson,Jacky CK Chan,Cheryl Camacho,Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky,Barbara Walsh,Marjorie White,Gary Geis,Anne Marie Monachino,Tensing Maa,Glenn Posner,David Li Li,Yiqun Lin

Published Date

2024/1/1

This systematic review was performed to assess the effectiveness of in situ simulation education. We searched databases including MEDLINE and Embase for studies comparing in situ simulation with other educational approaches. Two reviewers screened articles and extracted information. Sixty-two articles met inclusion criteria, of which 24 were synthesized quantitatively using random effects meta-analysis. When compared with current educational practices alone, the addition of in situ simulation to these practices was associated with small improvements in clinical outcomes, including mortality [odds ratio, 0.66; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.55 to 0.78], care metrics (standardized mean difference,− 0.34; 95% CI,− 0.45 to− 0.21), and nontechnical skills (standardized mean difference,− 0.52; 95% CI,− 0.99 to− 0.05). Comparisons between in situ and traditional simulation showed mixed learner preference and …

Society for Simulation in Healthcare Guidelines for Simulation Training

Authors

Dimitrios Stefanidis,David Cook,Seyed-Mohammad Kalantar-Motamedi,Sharon Muret-Wagstaff,Aaron W Calhoun,Kasper G Lauridsen,John T Paige,Andrew Lockey,Aaron Donoghue,Andrew K Hall,Catherine Patocka,Janice Palaganas,Isabel T Gross,David Kessler,Julia Vermylen,Yiqun Lin,Michelle Aebersold,Todd P Chang,Jonathan Duff,Michaela Kolbe,Tonya Rutherford-Hemming,Sharon Decker,Amelia Collings,Mohammed Toseef Ansari

Journal

Simulation in Healthcare

Published Date

2024/1/1

BackgroundSimulation has become a staple in the training of healthcare professionals with accumulating evidence on its effectiveness. However, guidelines for optimal methods of simulation training do not currently exist.MethodsSystematic reviews of the literature on 16 identified key questions were conducted and expert panel consensus recommendations determined using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology.ObjectiveThese evidence-based guidelines from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare intend to support healthcare professionals in decisions on the most effective methods for simulation training in healthcareResultsTwenty recommendations on 16 questions were determined using GRADE. Four expert recommendations were also provided.ConclusionsThe first evidence-based guidelines for simulation training are provided to guide …

Development and validation of a point‐of‐care‐ultrasound image quality assessment tool: the POCUS IQ scale

Authors

Almaz S Dessie,Aaron W Calhoun,Panida Kanjanauptom,Gregory E Gilbert,Atim Ekpenyong,Resa E Lewiss,Joni E Rabiner,Daniel S Tsze,David O Kessler

Journal

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Published Date

2023/1

Objectives We aimed to develop a standardized scoring tool to measure point‐of‐care ultrasound (POCUS) image quality and to determine validity evidence for its use to assess lung ultrasound image quality. Methods The POCUS Image Quality (POCUS IQ) scale was developed by POCUS‐trained physicians to assess sonographers' image acquisition skills by evaluating image quality for any POCUS application. The scale was piloted using lung images of healthy standardized patients acquired by three expert sonographers compared to three novices before and after training. All images (experts, novices pre‐training, novices post‐training) were scored on the POCUS IQ scale by three blinded POCUS‐trained physicians. Reliability was assessed with fully‐crossed generalizability and decision studies. Validity was assessed using Messick's framework. Results Content validity was supported by the tool's …

All Things to All People

Authors

Trevor D Littlewood,Peter Kreuzaler,Gerard I Evan

Journal

Cell

Published Date

2012/9/28

Myc is an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Attempts to identify Myc target genes, particularly in cancer, have been fraught with dead ends and context-specific functions. Lin et al. and Nie et al. address this conundrum by showing that Myc acts to amplify the output of existing transcriptionally active genes.

The Need for Simulation-Based Procedural Skills Training to Address Proposed Changes in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Requirements for Pediatric …

Authors

Pooja A Nawathe,David O Kessler,Gregory Yurasek,Taylor L Sawyer,Louis P Halamek,Kimberly Stone,Geethanjali Ramachandra,Tensing Maa,Nancy Tofil,Cara Doughty,Sujatha Thyagarajan,Marjorie L White,Rebekah Damazo,Aaron Calhoun

Published Date

2023/9/26

Pediatric residents in the United States already experience fewer opportunities to attain procedural experience now than they did a decade ago. 4 Recent data suggest that by the time they graduate, residents only perform an average of three of each procedure currently required by the ACGME. 5 While programs such as the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are commonly used to teach critical resuscitation skills, current research shows that simple participation does not guarantee competency. 6, 7 As pediatricians and medical educators, we have concerns that eliminating training in lifesaving procedures, such as those still excluded within the current draft of the ACGME guidelines, will compound these already serious limitations.

How Do I Help Myself?

Authors

Greg Roebuck,Aaron Calhoun,Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch,Rahul Khanna

Published Date

2023/8/25

This chapter explores specific coping strategies used by intensivists when confronted with difficult events. Common strategies described include normalising the event, attempting to place it within a wider perspective, compartmentalising the experience, suppressing memories of the experience, and developing a sense of acceptance. Engagement with patients’ families and/or their own family and friends was also seen as important. Some providers were unable to clearly articulate such strategies and instead saw themselves as naturally resilient to these stressors. Finally, career change was also seen as a potential means of addressing chronic emotional trauma.

5: Validating a Pediatric ECMO Emergency Checklist for Clinical Specialist across Institutions using a Delphi Method

Authors

Jamie Furlong-Dillard,Aaron Calhoun,Kamal Abulebda

Journal

ASAIO Journal

Published Date

2023/9/1

ECMO emergencies are high risk, low volume events requiring skilled training of clinical specialists, which can be assessed through simulation assessments. Wide variation amongst institutions in protocols and circuit designs make published assessment checklists difficult to generalize. This study aims to validate a published generalizable assessment tool for ECMO CS emergency skills using Messick’s framework for accreditation and evaluation.A modified assessment checklist was created after an initial survey with focus on ECMO circuit components/configurations that could impact CS performance assessment. A modified Delphi process was used to develop content validity evidence with contribution from 8 experts with a rating scale of “Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor disagree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree”. Items with> 80% agreement in three rounds were kept or changed based on recommendations …

Setting an agenda: results of a consensus process on research directions in distance simulation

Authors

Isabel T Gross,Timothy C Clapper,Geethanjali Ramachandra,Anita Thomas,Anne Ades,Barbara Walsh,Florian Kreuzer,Rachel Elkin,Michael Wagner,Travis Whitfill,Todd P Chang,Jonathan P Duff,Ellen S Deutsch,Ruth M Loellgen,Janice C Palaganas,Jabeen Fayyaz,David Kessler,Aaron W Calhoun

Published Date

2023/4/1

BackgroundThe COVID-19 pandemic forced rapid implementation and refinement of distance simulation methodologies in which participants and/or facilitators are not physically colocated. A review of the distance simulation literature showed that heterogeneity in many areas (including nomenclature, methodology, and outcomes) limited the ability to identify best practice. In April 2020, the Healthcare Distance Simulation Collaboration was formed with the goal of addressing these issues. The aim of this study was to identify future research priorities in the field of distance simulation using data derived from this summit.MethodsThis study analyzed textual data gathered during the consensus process conducted at the inaugural Healthcare Distance Simulation Summit to explore participant perceptions of the most pressing research questions regarding distance simulation. Participants discussed education and patient …

Healthcare Simulation Methods: A Multifaceted Approach

Authors

Amy L Hanson,Aaron W Calhoun

Published Date

2023/8/30

Healthcare simulation represents a broad array of simulation modalities employed to enhance patient outcomes. Ranging from human-like manikins to entire simulation centers that recreate hospitals and units, the use of healthcare simulation for practice and learning has become ubiquitous. In this chapter, we review this development and present a summary of current evidence-based educational strategies used to inform the facilitation and debriefing of simulated educational events. We then address the more recent use of simulation to optimize healthcare systems themselves by identifying and correcting latent safety threats and improving the efficiency of care. As technological advancements expand healthcare simulation into the realm of virtual reality and tele-simulation, we anticipate continued growth and diversification of use.

The Concise assessment of leader management tool: evaluation of healthcare provider leadership during real-life pediatric Emergencies

Authors

Amy R Florez,Lindsay N Shepard,Mary E Frey,Lindsey B Justice,Sara E Constand,Gregory E Gilbert,David O Kessler,Benjamin T Kerrey,Aaron W Calhoun

Journal

Simulation in Healthcare

Published Date

2023/2/1

MethodsA prospective, video-based study was conducted in an academic pediatric emergency department. Three reviewers independently applied the CALM tool to the assessment of pediatric emergency department physicians as they led both a cardiac arrest and a sepsis event. Time to critical event (epinephrine, fluid, and antibiotic administration) was collected via video review. Based on Kane's framework, we conducted fully crossed, person× event× rater generalizability (G) and decision (D) studies. Interrater reliability was calculated using Gwet AC 2 and intraclass correlation coefficients. Time to critical events was correlated with CALM scores using Spearman coefficient.ResultsNine team leaders were assessed in their leadership of 2 resuscitations each. The G coefficient was 0.68, with 26% subject variance, 20% rater variance, and no case variance. Thirty-three percent of the variance (33%) was attributed …

The Thoughts; the Feelings

Authors

Z Leah Harris,Aaron Calhoun,Tracey Varker

Published Date

2023/8/25

Leading a clinical intensive care team is a great responsibility. What does it feel like to be responsible for the delivery of healthcare services in the ICU? Intensivists must tend to the physical and mental needs of both the patients and the other clinicians on the care team. This includes unifying the team’s mental model of care during the daily rounding process, debriefing the team after critical events, resolving both patient-clinician and clinician-clinician conflicts, and using the work of the day to educate trainees. This chapter examines the effect these responsibilities have on the intensivists that shoulder them and touches on key coping mechanisms.

Barriers and facilitators to implementing simulation-based translational research: a qualitative study

Authors

Lisa A Paganotti,Ron Shope,Aaron Calhoun,Paige L McDonald

Journal

Simulation in Healthcare

Published Date

2023

MethodsA qualitative instrumental case study was used to elicit multiple instances of translational simulation research to gather an in-depth description from study participants. Three data sources were used: documents, semistructured interviews, and a focus group.ResultsData analyses revealed 5 major themes: clarifying goals and definitions, special considerations, social networking, research, and factors external to the simulation program.ConclusionsKey findings include a lack of a standardized definitions for translational simulation and simulation-based translational research, the challenge of demonstrating the value of translational simulation, and the need for translational simulation programs to be integrated into departmental quality, patient safety, and risk management work. The findings and advice from the experts in this research can assist new researchers or those encountering challenges in …

Sick Kiddies

Authors

Aaron Calhoun,Efrat Orenbuch-Harroch

Published Date

2023/8/25

While a number of common stressors are shared between paediatric and adult intensivists, significant differences are also present. Some of these arise from the higher resilience of children in the face of critical illness, which leads to both a lower mortality rate and the placement of higher expectations upon paediatric intensivists regarding outcomes. Additional differences include the emotional distress created by child abuse and the frequent inability of patients to contribute to decision making. The chapter concludes by exploring differences in the dominant personality traits of paediatric intensivists as compared to both adult intensivists and general paediatricians.

1999. Assessment of Communication Strategies 1 to 2 Years After Completion of a Vaccine Hesitancy Communication Training Program During Residency

Authors

Shanna M Barton,Aaron W Calhoun,Yana Feygin,Gary S Marshall

Journal

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Published Date

2023/12

Background We previously showed (J Pediatr 2022;241:203; Open Forum Infect Dis 2022;9(2):ofac492.626) that residents trained in a structured communication strategy called AIMS (Announce, Inquire, Mirror, Secure) demonstrated specific behaviors of interest during live and virtual encounters with standardized patients (SPs) portraying vaccine-hesitant parents. The current study was conducted to determine if those behaviors were prioritized long after completion of training. Methods In the original studies, blinded Pediatrics and Medicine-Pediatrics residents were randomized to AIMS training (AIMS Group) or standard of care training (Control Group; Figure 1); blinding was maintained after training and until the time of the current study. Subjects were invited to complete an online survey wherein 10 possible communication behaviors were ranked from highest priority to lowest …

The different challenges in being an adult versus a pediatric intensivist

Authors

Diane Dennis,Peter van Heerden,Rahul Khanna,Cameron Knott,Simone Zhang,Aaron Calhoun

Journal

Critical Care Explorations

Published Date

2022/3/1

OBJECTIVES:There is little current research comparing stress, burnout, and resilience in pediatric and adult intensive care practitioners. This article analyzes data derived from a 2018 qualitative study of burnout and resilience among ICU providers to explore differences that may exist between the pediatric and adult domains of practice.DESIGN:This study represents a thematic subanalysis of textual data derived from a larger qualitative study of ICU provider burnout and resilience.SETTING:Six international critical care units (Australia, Israel, United States).SUBJECTS:Physicians working at the above sites who had been practicing as intensivists for a minimum period of 4 years.INTERVENTIONS:None.MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:Data were collected using a semistructured interview process, and resulting transcripts were analyzed using postpositivist framework analysis. A secondary analysis was then …

Intensivist’s responses to potentially traumatic events: A qualitative study.

Authors

Tracey Varker,Rahul Khanna,Peter Vernon Van Heerden,Aaron William Calhoun,Cameron Knott,Simone Zhang,Diane Dennis

Journal

Traumatology

Published Date

2022/7/18

Medical providers in the intensive care unit, also known as intensivists, are commonly exposed to potentially traumatic events. Yet, remarkably little is known about the impact of such exposures upon this group. The purpose of this study was to explore the emotional reactions of intensivists, working in either adult or pediatric clinical settings, to potentially traumatic events. Semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted face-to-face with intensivists from the United States, Australia, and Israel. Forty intensivists who had all experienced potentially traumatic events were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematic analysis was performed. The three themes identified were symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder; memories of the traumatic events experienced as being either burdensome or serving a useful purpose; and burnout. The experiences described by the intensivists around …

573. AIMS-trained Residents Exhibit Specific Communication Skills During Virtual Encounters with Standardized Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Following an Online Training Program

Authors

Shanna M Barton,Aaron W Calhoun,Carrie A Bohnert,Sara Multerer,Victoria A Statler,Gary S Marshall

Journal

Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Published Date

2022/12

573. AIMS-trained Residents Exhibit Specific Communication Skills During Virtual Encounters with Standardized Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Following an Online Training Program

Convince Me! How a Well-Constructed Validity Argument Supports the Decisions We Make About Learners

Authors

Mark Adler,Anisha Kshetrapal,Aaron Calhoun

Journal

The Journal of Pediatrics

Published Date

2022/6/1

In this volume of The Journal, Whalen et al 1 provide a roadmap for the conduct of works regarding the validation of educational assessment instruments. The authors provide evidence to support a validity argument for the use of the pediatric bag-mask ventilation (pBMV) tool, a novel assessment tool that measures pediatric bag-mask ventilation skills in a wide array of medical trainees. The authors present data describing a rigorous design approach, internal consistency of the tool’s scoring, consistent reliability between different raters, and correlation with other meaningful metrics. These factors are woven into an argument using a validity framework to support the intended use of the instrument. In this editorial, we highlight current validity theory frameworks and address entrustment scales as described in this work. We recognize that the terminology regarding validation and entrustment can be dense and …

Standardized vaccine-hesitant patients in the assessment of the effectiveness of vaccine communication training

Authors

Shanna M Barton,Aaron W Calhoun,Carrie A Bohnert,Sara M Multerer,Victoria A Statler,Kristina A Bryant,Daniel M Arnold,Heather M Felton,Patricia M Purcell,Matthew D Kinney,John M Parrish-Sprowl,Gary S Marshall

Journal

The Journal of Pediatrics

Published Date

2022/2/1

ObjectivesTo determine if training residents in a structured communication method elicits specific behaviors in a laboratory model of interaction with vaccine-hesitant parents.Study designStandardized patients portraying vaccine-hesitant parents were used to assess the effectiveness of training in the Announce, Inquire, Mirror, Secure (AIMS) Method for Healthy Conversations. Blinded pediatric residents were pseudorandomized to receive AIMS or control training and underwent pre- and post-training encounters with blinded standardized patients. Encounters were assessed by blinded raters using a novel tool. Participant confidence and standardized patient evaluations of the participants’ general communication skills were assessed.ResultsRatings were available for 27 AIMS and 26 control participants. Statistically significant increases in post-training scores (maximum = 30) were detected in AIMS, but not in …

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Interprofessional Simulation Research: Addressing the Integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Education

Educational and Patient Care Impacts of In Situ Simulation in Healthcare: A Systematic Review

Society for Simulation in Healthcare Guidelines for Simulation Training

Development and validation of a point‐of‐care‐ultrasound image quality assessment tool: the POCUS IQ scale

All Things to All People

The Need for Simulation-Based Procedural Skills Training to Address Proposed Changes in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Requirements for Pediatric …

How Do I Help Myself?

5: Validating a Pediatric ECMO Emergency Checklist for Clinical Specialist across Institutions using a Delphi Method

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The research interests of Aaron Calhoun are: Simulation, Medical Education, Critical Care Medicine

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