ADVANCED PERFORMANCE uses multi-modal high-fidelity simulation to inform the design of clinical infrastructure, equipment and teams. We integrate user-focused design principles, behavioral psychology, and clinical expertise to create workplace solutions that are as unique as the patients and teams that depend on them.
CHRISTOPHER HICKS is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has completed a Master of Education with a focus on simulation and human factors for the development of expert clinical team performance.
Recent research projects include stress inoculation training for high acuity events, the role of mental practice in team-based trauma resuscitation, and a collaboration with human factors engineers to identify process, logistical and personnel-based latent safety hazards in the trauma bay.
ANDREW PETROSONIAK is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has completed a Master of Science in medical education where he focused on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) in procedural skill acquisition.
Dr. Petrosoniak’s field of research includes in situ simulation and simulation-based technical skill acquisition. His work focuses on usability testing and the identification of personnel- and systems-based safety threats within acute care medicine. He is the principal investigator of the TRUST study (Trauma Resuscitation Using in Situ simulation for Team Training) that includes a partnership with human factors experts to evaluate systems and processes during high-stakes trauma simulations.