Richard Fidler, PhD, CRNA

Senior Nurse Anesthetist/Assistant Adjunct Professor
What I do: 

BSN, Lycoming College
MSN, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh
Post-Master's Certificate Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh
Post-Master's Certificate Nurse Anesthesia, Duke University
MBA, University of Virginia
MS, Human Factors and Ergonomics, UCSF/UC Berkeley
PhD, Physiologic Monitoring Technologies, UCSF

Rich Fidler is a Senior Nurse Anesthetist at UCSF and also a Senior Nurse Anesthetist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Fidler is also a core member of the Center for Physiological Research, which focuses on improving technology used in physiologic monitoring of patients in acute and critical care settings. Rich is also the founding Director of Interprofessional Clinical Simulation at the SF VA, and is the Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation. The simulation program uses multiple high-fidelity robots for teaching, process evaluation and improvement, and improving patient safety.

Fidler RL, Niedek CR, Teng JJ, Sturgeon ME, Zhang Q, Robinowitz DL, Hirsch J. Aerosol Retention Characteristics of Barrier Devices. Anesthesiology. 2021 01 01; 134(1):61-71.
Acar YA, Mehta N, Rich MA, Yilmaz BK, Careskey M, Generoso J, Fidler R, Hirsch J. Using Standardized Checklists Increase the Completion Rate of Critical Actions in an Evacuation from the Operating Room: A Randomized Controlled Simulation Study. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2019 Aug; 34(4):393-400.
Xiao R, Xu Y, Pelter MM, Fidler R, Badilini F, Mortara DW, Hu X. Monitoring significant ST changes through deep learning. J Electrocardiol. 2018 Nov - Dec; 51(6S):S78-S82.
Interventions to improve the mechanical ventilation fidelity of the Laerdal SimMan® 3G simulation mannequin. Can J Anaesth. 2018 05; 65(5):600-602.
Understanding heart rate alarm adjustment in the intensive care units through an analytical approach. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187855.
Evaluation of ECG algorithms designed to improve detect of transient myocardial ischemia to minimize false alarms in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. J Electrocardiol. 2018 Mar - Apr; 51(2):288-295.
Shahriari Y, Fidler R, Pelter MM, Bai Y, Villaroman A, Hu X. Electrocardiogram Signal Quality Assessment Based on Structural Image Similarity Metric. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 04; 65(4):745-753.
Characterization of Shape Differences Among ICP Pulses Predicts Outcome of External Ventricular Drainage Weaning Trial. Neurocrit Care. 2016 12; 25(3):424-433.
Research: Association of Low-Amplitude QRSs with False-Positive Asystole Alarms. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 50(5):329-35.
Unplanned transfer from the telemetry unit to the intensive care unit in hospitalized patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. J Electrocardiol. 2016 Nov - Dec; 49(6):775-783.
Is the Sequence of SuperAlarm Triggers More Predictive Than Sequence of the Currently Utilized Patient Monitor Alarms? IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2017 05; 64(5):1023-1032.
Simulation Training in Early Emergency Response (STEER). J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016 Jun 01; 47(6):255-63.
Simulation Manikin Modifications for High-Fidelity Training of Advanced Airway Procedures. A A Case Rep. 2016 May 01; 6(9):268-71.
Human Factors Approach to Comparative Usability of Hospital Manual Defibrillators. Resuscitation. 2016 Apr; 101:71-6.
Human factors approach to evaluate the user interface of physiologic monitoring. J Electrocardiol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 48(6):982-7.
Innovative approach using interprofessional simulation to educate surgical residents in technical and nontechnical skills in high-risk clinical scenarios. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 01; 150(3):201-7.
Inconsistent shock advisories for monomorphic VT and Torsade de Pointes--A prospective experimental study on AEDs and defibrillators. Resuscitation. 2015 Jul; 92:137-40.
Easy-to-implement oral cavity modification to expand simulation-based training in airway management. Simul Healthc. 2014 Aug; 9(4):260-3.
Three modes of cardiac compressions in a single patient: a comparison of usual manual compressions, automated compressions, and open cardiac massage. Resuscitation. 2014 May; 85(5):e75-6.