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Peer Debriefing Versus Instructor Debriefing for Interprofessional Simulation Based Education (PICS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by:
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2010
Last updated: April 14, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

Crisis management is important for operating room practice and non-technical skills are acknowledged as key to ensure patient safety in these situations. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find instructors with appropriate experience. A peer-led team debriefing is led by the team it self rather than an external expert instructor but remains a reflective process. Incorporating peer-led debriefing compared to expert-led debriefing may increase access to an interprofessional crisis resource management course using simulation.

The goals of the study are to observe the effect of an interprofessional peer-led team debriefing in the change in performance of non-technical skills of team performance and to compare it with the "gold standard" of expert-led debriefing on the performance of non-technical skills during a simulated operating room crisis.

The investigators hypothesize that interprofessional peer-led debriefing will improve the performance of non-technical skills of the team during simulated intraoperative crisis management and that this improvement will be equivalent to the "gold standard" expert-led debriefing.

Condition Intervention
Crisis Resource Management
Other: Peer-led debriefing
Other: Expert instructor debriefing

Study Type: Interventional

Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Performance of non-technical skills of the teams. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Expert instructor debriefing
Expert instructor debriefing
Other: Expert instructor debriefing
Experimental: Peer-led debriefing
Peer-led debriefing
Other: Peer-led debriefing


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Operating room (OR) nurses from St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto Anesthesia and Surgery Residents/Fellows

Exclusion Criteria:

  • OR nurses from other hospitals and Residents/Fellows from other programs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01067378

Canada, Ontario
Allan Waters' Family Patient Simulation Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
  More Information

No publications provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Grantcharov Teodor, MD, PhD, FRCPC, St. Michael's Hospital Identifier: NCT01067378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SMH09172
Study First Received: February 1, 2010
Last Updated: April 14, 2010
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
Interdisciplinary Health Team
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