Creative Inquiry

Current Projects


Re-engineering of Medical Training Simulator

Description

Despite commercially available simulators, most of medical procedure training is conducted on human patients; medical students and interns perform their first trial of injection, intubation of airway, placement of central venous line, birthing, and neonatal resuscitation, and numerous other procedures on live patients. This is mainly due to the fact that the commercially available simulators do not completely simulate the anatomy and physiology of humans, thus, they do not allow realistic training of medical students. Dr. John Schaefer, professor of anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina and an expert on the engineering of medical simulators, has recently presented these problems to the faculty of Clemson Bioengineering with intentions of collaboration to enhance the technology of medical training simulators. Thus, with clinical guidance and consultation from Dr. Schaefer, this creative inquiry project aims to 1) reverse-engineer and examine the problems associated with the existing models of medical training simulators, and 2) develop new devices or additional components to the existing devices to enable more realistic simulation for training of physicians. Applications for the team are typically due at the end of the semester. Please see the Department of Bioengineering website for details: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/bioe/creative-inquiry.html

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Creative Inq Bio E (BIOE 4510 003)

Team Leader(s)

Delphine Dean, PhDBioengineering
Jiro NagatomiBioengineering

Accomplishments

Luedicke, N., Burghardt, E., Hodge, J., Barrett, A., Thomas, R., Dean, D., Nagatomi, J., “Novel central venous catheterization simulation for medical training”, Proceedings of the 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (2013).
Luedicke, N.; Burghardt, E.; Hodge, J.; Thomas, R.; Barrett, A.; Nagatomi, J.; Dean, D., "Novel Central Venous Catheterization Simulation for Medical Training," Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), 2013 29th Southern , vol., no., pp.93,94, 3-5 May 2013 doi: 10.1109/SBEC.2013.55
Barrett, A., Burghardt, E, Hodge, J, Luedicke, N, Thomas, R, Dean, D, Nagatomi, N, "Novel Central Venous Catheterization Simulation for Medical Training", poster presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, on Saturday Sep. 28, 2013
Ovington, T. Devon, A. (2014, April 29). Poster presented at the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC.
Thomas, R., Barrett, A., Foister, S., Jett, J., Hicks, K., Nagatomi, J., Dean, D. (2014, April). Medical training simulation for central venous catheterization Poster presented at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, Clemson, SC.
The student were awarded an SCRA Launch entrepreneur award in Jan. 2012 Presentations Presented a poster at the SouthEast Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (SEBECC), Biomaterials Day, and Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in Fall 2011.

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