- Innovative Learning Strategies
- High Fidelity Simulation
- Standardized Patient Programs
- Interprofessional Education
- Using Simulation to Improve Resiliency among Pre-deployment Crews
- Simulating the Austere Environment for Critical Care Transport Training
- Partnering with National Center for Medical Readiness to develop Interdisciplinary Emergency Preparedness Training
- Partnering with Bio Medical Engineers to develop ICU of the Future and Open Access EMR
- Using live, virtual, and simulated experiences to improve health care training and decision making
- Promoting interprofessional collaborative practice through simulation
- Creating the ICU of the Future utilizing an Open Access Electronic Medical Record
- Simulation Intervention for Family Caregivers of Patients
- En Route Care, Hand-off Standardization, and Training
- Awarded: Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission: Improving Healthcare Training and Decision Making through Live, Virtual, and Constructive Training: Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Performance Wing. Total Project Funding: $3,608.923.00 Co PI: Alfes: 15% Effort; 2 year Project, Total Budget per year $24,645.00
- Awarded: Ohio Board of Regents Joint Use Agreement: Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, Mt Sinai Skills and Simulation Center, and Cuyahoga Community College. Provide training and research to pre-service and practicing health care professionals in flight nursing and critical care transport. Total Award: $500,000; DEACFN: $192,192.00 for equipment and simulation portion of initiative
- Awarded: Principle Investigator, Andrew Reimer; Co-Investigator, Celeste Alfes. "HASTE Project: Hand-off Standardization and Training," the Laerdal Foundation, Stavanger, Norway. $20,000.
- Awarded: Principle Investigator. "Standardized patient versus role play strategies: A comparative study measuring patient-centered care and safety in psychiatric mental health nursing," National League for Nursing Education Research Grant: Joyce Griffin-Sobel Grant Recipient. $20,000 for one year.
- Submitted: Principal Investigator, Celeste Alfes: National League for Nursing: Promoting Interprofessional Collaborative Practice through Simulation, $25,000, 2 year grant.
- Submitted: Principal Investigator, Susan Mazanec; Co Investigators, Jennifer Dorth, Celeste Alfes, Barbara Daly. "Simulation Intervention for Family Caregivers of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer," National Institutes of Health (R01).
Awards and Honors
Patterson, B.J. & Alfes, C.M. (2018). Research collaboration among doctorally prepared educators: Guest editorial. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(5), 270. Published in the NLN 25th Anniversary Edition for the NLN Summit, September/October.
Alfes, C.M.; Rutherford-Hemming, T.; Schroeder-Jenkinson, C.; Booth-Lord, C.; & Zimmermann, E. (2018). Promoting interprofessional collaborative practice through simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39 (15), 322-323. Published ahead of print on 2/12/18; Published in NLN 25th Anniversary Edition for NLN Summit, September/October. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000285
Zimmermann, E. & Alfes, C.M. (2018). Simulating the role of the parent: Promoting family centered care. Nursing Education Perspectives, May/June.
Alfes, C.M. (2018). Simulation training to meet new Ohio Board of Nursing requirements. Ohio Nurse: Official Publication of the Ohio Nurses Foundation, 11(2), 9.
Reimer, A.P., & Alfes, C.M. Rowe, A.S., & Rodriguez-Fox, B.M. (2018). Emergency Patient Handoffs: Literature Review and Training Tool Development. J. Continuing Education in Nursing 2018 Jan 1;49 (1), 34-41. PMID:2938458
Lee, A., Kelley, C., Alfes, C.M., Bennigton, L.K., Dolansky, M. A. (2017, December). High-fidelity patient simulation to evaluate student nurse patient safety competency. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13, (12), 628-633.
Alfes, C.M. & Madigan, E. A. (2017). Promoting simulation globally: Networking with nursing colleagues across five continents. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38 (4), 216-217.
Gregoire, J.; Alfes, C.M.; Reimer, A.; & Terhaar, M. (2017). Flying lessons for clinicians: Developing system II practice. Air Medical Journal, 36(2017), 135-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2017.02.003
Rutherford-Hemming, T., & Alfes, C.M. (2017, February). The use of hospital-based simulation in nursing education, A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13 (2), 78-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.12.007.
Foronda, C., Alfes, C.M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A.J., Nelson, D.A., O’Donnell, J.M., Samosky, J.T. (2017). Virtually nursing: emerging technologies in nursing education. Nurse Educator. 42 (1), 14-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000295
Alfes, C.; Rowe, A.; Reimer, A. (2016). Air Medical Transport Conference Abstracts. Joint training flight simulation exercises: Missed elements in pre-hospital hand-offs in Air Medical Journal, 35 (5), 277-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2016.07.021
Alfes, C.; Steiner, S.; Rutherford-Hemming, T. (2016). Challenges and resources for new crew members: A descriptive exploratory study. Air Medical Journal, 35(2016), 212-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2016.04.006
Alfes, C. M. & Reimer, A. (2016, June). Joint training simulation exercises: Missed elements in prehospital patient handoffs. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12 (6), 215-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.02.003
Alfes, C. M. & Rowe, A. S. (2016). Interprofessional flight camp attracts 29 graduate nurses from Puerto Rico, Air Medical Journal, 35 (2016), 70-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2015.12.008
Alfes, C. M. (2015). Standardized patient versus role-play strategies: A comparative study measuring patient-centered care and safety in psychiatric mental health nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36 (6), 403-405. Doi: 0.5480/1 4-1535
Alfes, C. M. (2015). Cleared for take off: How a leading-edge flight nursing simulation center got off the ground, Sigma Theta Tau: Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 41 (3), 12-16.