Department / Division
Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology-Neuro Division
Durham, NC 27710
Neurosurgical anesthesiology, neural monitoring, continuing certification, educational technology simulation
Medicine is an information-rich profession. The amount of medical information doubles every 5 years. The information explosion demands new ways of educating and assessing medical professionals. Successfully navigating information has profound implications for patient safety.
My research interests focus on the use of advanced computer technologies in the continuum of healthcare education. My current work utilizes various simulation techniques (desktop, virtual reality, and high fidelity simulation)in healthcare education and patient safety.
We have expanded our focus in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center. Our main areas of focus include: patient safety, human factors, and human performance.
Our research in the Simulation Center includes: 1) investigating the use of simulation in the development and implementation of clinical trials, 2) defining errors and optimizing human performance in clinical trials, 3) investigating "situation awareness" in the perioperative environment, 4) objectively measuring teamwork and communication in high risk medical environments, 5) exploring the use of simulators in the development and evaluation of new medical devices, 6) developing and assessing virtual interactive environments for team training, 7) comparing and contrasting traditional and new forms of team training, and 8) examining what factors differentiate novice and expert healthcare practioners.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Corvetto, MA; Taekman, JM. To die or not to die? A review of simulated death. Simulation in Healthcare. 2013;8:8-12. (2013)
Corvetto, MA; Hobbs, GW; Taekman, JM. Fire in the operating room. Simulation in Healthcare. 2011;6:356-359. (2011) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Shelley, K. Virtual environments in healthcare: immersion, disruption, and flow. International Anesthesiology Clinics. 2010;48:101-121. (2010) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Stafford-Smith, M; Velazquez, EJ; Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, BG; Pfeffer, MA; Sellers, MA; Pieper, KS; Newman, MF; Van de Werf, F; Diaz, R; Leimberger, J; Califf, RM. Departures from the protocol during conduct of a clinical trial: a pattern from the data record consistent with a learning curve. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2010;19:405-410. (2010) Abstract
Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, BG; Petrusa, ER; Griffin, KL; Hobbs, GW; Taekman, JM. Assessing teamwork in medical education and practice: relating behavioural teamwork ratings and clinical performance. Medical Teacher. 2009;31:30-38. (2009) Abstract
Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, B; Mark, JB; Stafford-Smith, M; Grichnik, KP; Andregg, BC; Taekman, JM. Time of day effects on the incidence of anesthetic adverse events. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2006;15:258-263. (2006) Abstract
Wright, MC; Taekman, JM; Barber, L; Hobbs, G; Newman, MF; Stafford-Smith, M. The use of high-fidelity human patient simulation as an evaluative tool in the development of clinical research protocols and procedures. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2005;26:646-659. (2005) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Hobbs, G; Barber, L; Phillips-Bute, BG; Wright, MC; Newman, MF; Stafford-Smith, M. Preliminary report on the use of high-fidelity simulation in the training of study coordinators conducting a clinical research protocol. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2004;99:521-527. (2004) Abstract
Wright, MC; Taekman, JM; Endsley, MR. Objective measures of situation awareness in a simulated medical environment. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2004;13 Suppl 1:i65-i71. (2004) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Kingsley, CP; Shelley, KH. Medical education over the Internet. Academic Medicine. 1996;71:525. (1996) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Kingsley, CP; Shelley, KH; Mentzer, S. The Penn State Anesthesia Electronic Case Conference. Anesthesiology. 1995;83:887-888. (1995) Abstract