Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Development of a “first five minutes” program to improve staff response to pediatric codesAmerican Journal of Critical Care.  29:233-236. 2020
2020 Effect of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Coach on Workload during Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest: A Multicenter, Simulation-Based StudyPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  E274-E281. 2020
2020 Novel paediatric pericardiocentesis simulator: A collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering 2020
2019 A Simulation Course Focusing on Forensic Evidence Collection Improves Pediatric Knowledge and Standardizes Curriculum for Child AbuseSouthern Medical Journal.  112:487-490. 2019
2019 Nurse Vigilance: A Three-Part Simulation Course to Decrease Cardiopulmonary Arrests Outside Intensive Care UnitsJournal for Nurses in Professional Development.  35:E1-E8. 2019
2019 Influence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation coaching and provider role on perception of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality during simulated pediatric cardiac arrestPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  20:E191-E198. 2019
2019 Clinically-relevant cardiopulmonary interactions for the pediatric intensivistMinerva Pediatrica.  71:76-81. 2019
2019 Rapid cycle deliberate practice improves and sustains paediatric resident PALS performance 2019
2018 A Simulation-Enhanced Curriculum to Improve Resident Knowledge and Skills in Smoking Cessation TreatmentMedical Science Educator.  28:601-607. 2018
2018 Optimizing CPR performance with CPR coaching for pediatric cardiac arrest: A randomized simulation-based clinical trialResuscitation.  132:33-40. 2018
2018 Impact of a CPR feedback device on healthcare provider workload during simulated cardiac arrestResuscitation.  130:111-117. 2018
2018 Comparison of recidivism rates for a teenage trauma prevention program after the addition of high-fidelity patient simulationTraffic Injury Prevention.  19:225-229. 2018
2018 Renal Replacement Therapy in the United Kingdom: The Devil Is in the Details*Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  266-267. 2018
2018 Leveraging Quick Response Code Technology to Facilitate Simulation-Based Leaderboard Competition 2018
2018 The effect of step stool use and provider height on CPR quality during pediatric cardiac arrest: A simulation-based multicentre study 2018
2017 Workload of Team Leaders and Team Members during a Simulated Sepsis ScenarioPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  18:e423-e427. 2017
2017 A Qualitative Examination of Physician Gender and Parental Status in Pediatric End-of-Life CommunicationHealth Communication.  32:903-909. 2017
2017 Survey of pediatric trainee knowledge: dose, concentration, and route of epinephrine 2017
2017 Factors Associated with Mortality in Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury Treated with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: More Questions Than Answers∗Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  18:198-199. 2017
2017 Pediatric anaphylaxis in the operating room for anesthesia residents: a simulation study 2017
2016 Demonstrating Diagnostic Error in the Care of Simulated Pediatric InpatientsMedical Science Educator.  26:623-629. 2016
2016 Physician Communication in Pediatric End-of-Life Care: A Simulation Study 2016
2016 Ventilator graphicsMinerva Pediatrica.  68:456-469. 2016
2016 Interprofessional, multiple step simulation course improves pediatric resident and nursing staff management of pediatric patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.World Journal of Critical Care Medicine.  5:212-218. 2016
2016 Knowledge gain of pharmacy students and pharmacists comparing simulation versus traditional learning methodology 2016
2016 Another Piece to the Puzzle: "a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma" - Winston Churchill∗Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  17:1001-1003. 2016
2015 Gastric acid suppression - More data, less answersPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  16:671-672. 2015
2015 High frequency oscillatory ventilation in children. What do we know so far?Minerva Pediatrica.  67:123-140. 2015
2015 Improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a CPR feedback device and refresher simulations (CPR cares study) a randomized clinical trialJAMA Pediatrics.  169:137-144. 2015
2015 Perception of CPR quality: Influence of CPR feedback, Just-in-Time CPR training and provider roleResuscitation.  87:44-50. 2015
2015 Utilizing High-Fidelity Simulation to Teach Pediatric Residents Clinical Nutrition: A Curricular Change Guided by a Needs AssessmentICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition.  7:367-374. 2015
2015 Variability in quality of chest compressions provided during simulated cardiac arrest across nine pediatric institutionsResuscitation.  97:13-19. 2015
2014 Repeated versus varied case selection in pediatric resident simulation.Journal of graduate medical education.  6:275-279. 2014
2014 A novel iterative-learner simulation model: fellows as teachers.Journal of graduate medical education.  6:127-132. 2014
2014 Interprofessional simulation training improves knowledge and teamwork in nursing and medical students during internal medicine clerkshipJournal of Hospital Medicine.  9:189-192. 2014
2014 Performance of anesthesia residents during a simulated prone ventricular fibrillation arrest in an anesthetized pediatric patient 2014
2013 Ventilator caregiver education through the use of high-fidelity pediatric simulators: A pilot studyClinical Pediatrics.  52:1038-1043. 2013
2013 High-Fidelity Simulation Enhances Learning During a Third Year Medical Student Pediatric ClerkshipMedical Science Educator.  23:313-320. 2013
2013 Topics in training: High-fidelity simulations for rthopaedic residents medical complications and systems challenges 2013
2013 Glucose - More data, still no answersPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  14:111-112. 2013
2013 High-fidelity simulations for orthopaedic residents: medical complications and systems challenges. 2013
2013 Utilizing high-fidelity crucial conversation simulation in genetic counseling training 2013
2012 Transfer of simulated lumbar puncture training to the clinical settingPediatric Emergency Care.  28:1009-1012. 2012
2012 Multidisciplinary Simulation in Pediatric Critical Care: The Death of a ChildCritical Care Nurse.  32:55-61. 2012
2012 High-fidelity simulation training for sleep technologists in a pediatric sleep disorders center 2012
2011 Hyperventilation in pediatric resuscitation: Performance in simulated pediatric medical emergenciesPediatrics.  128. 2011
2011 Pediatric intensive care simulation course: a new paradigm in teaching.Journal of graduate medical education.  3:81-87. 2011
2010 Insulin infusion protocols: What to do and how to do itPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  11:765-766. 2010
2010 Severe Contrast Reaction Emergencies. High-fidelity Simulation Training for Radiology Residents and Technologists in a Children's HospitalAcademic Radiology.  17:934-940. 2010
2010 What is the role for continuous glucose monitors in the pediatric intensive care unit?Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  11:441-443. 2010
2010 Prevalence of adverse events in pediatric intensive care units in the United StatesPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  11:568-578. 2010
2010 Use of simulation to enhance learning in a pediatric electiveAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.  74. 2010
2009 Initiation of a pediatric mock code program at a children's hospitalMedical Teacher.  31. 2009
2009 Outcomes of critically ill children requiring continuous renal replacement therapyJournal of Critical Care.  24:394-400. 2009
2009 Sedation after intubation using etomidate and a long-acting neuromuscular blockerPediatric Emergency Care.  25:393-396. 2009
2009 Correlation of vancomycin dosing to serum concentrations in pediatric patients: a retrospective database review. 2009
2009 Pediatric off-label use of recombinant factor VIIaPediatrics.  123:1066-1072. 2009
2008 Histamine 2 receptor antagonists vs intravenous proton pump inhibitors in a pediatric intensive care unit: A comparison of gastric pHJournal of Critical Care.  23:416-421. 2008
2007 Genome-level longitudinal expression of signaling pathways and gene networks in pediatric septic shockMolecular Medicine.  13:495-508. 2007
2007 Genome-level expression profiles in pediatric septic shock indicate a role for altered zinc homeostasis in poor outcomePhysiological Genomics.  30:146-155. 2007
2006 Deep sedation with propofol in patients with Rett syndromeJournal of Child Neurology.  21:857-860. 2006
2006 Deep sedation with propofol in patients with Rett syndromeJournal of Child Neurology.  21:210-213. 2006
2006 The use of enteral naloxone to treat opioid-induced constipation in a pediatric intensive care unitPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  7:252-254. 2006
2005 The use of recombinant factor VIIa in a patient with Noonan syndrome and life-threatening bleedingPediatric Critical Care Medicine.  6:352-354. 2005
2005 Fatal hypermagnesemia caused by an Epsom salt enema: A case illustrationSouthern Medical Journal.  98:253-256. 2005

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics Residency Program, Ohio State University System : Columbus 1998
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1999
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2002
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2005
  • Full Name

  • Nancy Tofil