Advanced Performance was founded by Dr. Christopher Hicks and Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak. Chris and Andrew hold Master’s degrees in applied and theoretical simulation, and have active academic careers as Assistant Professors and Clinician-Educators at the University of Toronto.

Advanced Performance was founded by Dr. Christopher Hicks and Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak. Chris and Andrew hold Master’s degrees in applied and theoretical simulation, and have active academic careers as Assistant Professors and Clinician-Educators at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Christopher Hicks

CHRISTOPHER HICKS

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Dr. Christopher Hicks is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto. His academic work is focused on simulation and human factors for the development of expert team performance. His recent projects include stress inoculation training for high acuity events and the role of mental practice in team-based trauma resuscitation. His interests include logistic and systems-level solutions to improve safety, efficiency and mission success. 

 

Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak

ANDREW PETROSONIAK

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Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto. His research focuses on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) , and specifically on usability testing and the identification of personnel- and systems-based safety threats. 

 

 

 

Dr. Christopher Hicks

CHRISTOPHER HICKS

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Dr. Christopher Hicks is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto. His academic work is focused on simulation and human factors for the development of expert team performance. His recent projects include stress inoculation training for high acuity events and the role of mental practice in team-based trauma resuscitation. His interests include logistic and systems-level solutions to improve safety, efficiency and mission success. 

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ANDREW PETROSONIAK

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Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader in Toronto. His research focuses on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) , and specifically on usability testing and the identification of personnel- and systems-based safety threats. 

 

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Simulation-Informed Design is grounded in a strong understanding of simulation theory and techniques.

Selected references included here represent prior work in simulation with our academic collaborators, providing snapshot of the science supporting SID.

DESIGN, BUILD, TRAIN, EXCEL: USING SIMULATION TO CREATE 01 ELITE TRAUMA SYSTEMS

Trauma Resuscitaiton Using in-situ Simulation Team training (TRUST) study: latent safety evaluation using framework analysis and video review

An active shooter in your hospital: a novel method to develop a response policy using in situ simulation and video framework analysis

Design thinking-informed simulation: an innovative framework to test, evaluate and modify new clinical infrastructure

Perfecting practice: a protocol for assessing simulation-based mastery learning and deliberate practice versus self-guided practice for bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy performance

Peak performance: Simulation and the nature of expertise in emergency medicine

Tracking workflow during high-stakes resuscitation: the application of a novel clinician movement tracing tool during in situ trauma simulation

The human factor: Optimizing trauma team performance in dynamic clinical environments

Bougie assisted cricothyroidotomy: Delphi-derived essential steps for the novice learner

ReseaRch

Simulation-Informed Design is grounded in a strong understanding of simulation theory and techniques.

Selected references included here represent prior work in simulation with our academic collaborators, providing snapshot of the science supporting SID.

DESIGN, BUILD, TRAIN, EXCEL: USING SIMULATION TO CREATE 01 ELITE TRAUMA SYSTEMS

Trauma Resuscitaiton Using in-situ Simulation Team training (TRUST) study: latent safety evaluation using framework analysis and video review

An active shooter in your hospital: a novel method to develop a response policy using in situ simulation and video framework analysis

Design thinking-informed simulation: an innovative framework to test, evaluate and modify new clinical infrastructure

Perfecting practice: a protocol for assessing simulation-based mastery learning and deliberate practice versus self-guided practice for bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy performance

Peak performance: Simulation and the nature of expertise in emergency medicine

Tracking workflow during high-stakes resuscitation: the application of a novel clinician movement tracing tool during in situ trauma simulation

The human factor: Optimizing trauma team performance in dynamic clinical environments

Bougie assisted cricothyroidotomy: Delphi-derived essential steps for the novice learner

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A select list of key peer-reviewed publications

An active shooter in your hospital: a novel method to develop a response policy using in situ simulation and video framework analysis.

Niran Argintaru; Winny Li; Christopher Hicks; Kari White; Melissa McGowan; Sara Gray, Andrew Petrosoniak. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2020.

Design thinking-informed simulation: an innovative framework to test, evaluate and modify new clinical infrastructure.

Andrew Petrosoniak, Christopher Hicks, Lee Barratt, Dominic Gascon, Candis Kokoski, Doug Campbell, Kari White, Glen Bandiera, M. Moy Lum-Kwong, Lori Nemoy, Ryan Brydges. Simulation in Healthcare. 2019

Perfecting practice: a protocol for assessing simulation-based mastery learning and deliberate practice versus self-guided practice for bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy performance.

Andrew Petrosoniak, Marissa Lu, Sara Gray, Christopher Hicks, Jonathan Sherbino, Melissa McGowan, Sandra Monteiro. BMC Medical Education. 2019 Apr 9;19(1).

Bougie assisted cricothyroidotomy: Delphi-derived essential steps for the novice learner. 

Alia Dharamsi, Sara Gray, Christopher Hicks, Jonathan Sherbino, Melissa McGowan, Andrew Petrosoniak. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2018

Peak performance: Simulation and the nature of expertise in emergency medicine.

Christopher Hicks, Andrew Petrosoniak. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019 Jan;21(1):9-10

The human factor: Optimizing trauma team performance in dynamic clinical environments. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

Christopher Hicks, Andrew Petrosoniak. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2018 Feb;36(1):1-17.