Clemson University

PDBE Colloquium

Dr. Susan O’Hara, Schools of Nursing and Architecture, Clemson

Using Simulation Modeling and Macrocognitive Research to Redesign PICUs

Macrocognition is a novel approach to develop knowledge among team members in complex, high-reliability industries. In healthcare, macrocognitive research can inform understanding of situated interactions between interprofessional team members. This presentation explains the research conducted on a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Using an ethnographic method to understand the existing relationship of the physical environment and both formal and informal interactions, a simulation model database can be constructed. By using qualitative research to identify existing data sets and test “what-if” scenarios, operational changes and redesign or new design programming and planning can occur in an evidence-based way.

Friday, January 19 at 12:20pm to 1:30pm

Lee Hall, Lee 2-318
323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Event Type

Lectures / Seminars / Speakers


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, CAAH Research

Target Audience

Faculty, Alumni, Students, Graduate


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Mickey Lauria

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