A Novel Cough Simulation Device for Education of Risk Mitigation Techniques During Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures

Ernest D. Gomez, John J. Ceremsak, Akiva Leibowitz, Scharukh Jalisi

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) in health care environments as a potential mode of transmission. Many organizations and institutions have published AGMP safety guidelines, and several mention the use of simulation in informing their recommendations; however, current methods used to simulate aerosol generation are heterogenous. Creation of a high-fidelity, easily producible aerosol-generating cough simulator would meet a high-priority educational need across all medical specialties. In this communication, we describe the design, construction, and user study of a novel cough simulator, which demonstrates the utility of simulation in raising AGMP safety awareness for providers of all roles, specialties, and training levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-818
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
Volume165
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aerosol
  • cough
  • otolaryngology
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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