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Simulation Training as a Tool for Teamwork Improvement in Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Team

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00229411
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : September 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2007
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to check whether training mixed teams of physicians and nurses from intensive care units on patient simulators improves teamwork within the teams.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Education, Health Behavioral: simulation training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Patient safety and the prevention of medical error are primary goals of healthcare organizations. One of the means of reducing such errors is teamwork improvement. Simulation training, using advanced patient simulators, has been shown to improve diagnostic, resuscitation and technical skills amongst physicians and nurses. We intend to compare simulation training of a mixed team of physicians and nurses, using specifically designed scenarios based on real life experience, to frontal teaching sessions designed to enhance teamwork, by assessing teamwork, using accepted behavioral scales, during routine work, before and after both interventions.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Experimental Like Observational Study of Teamwork Improvement in Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Team Before and After Simulation Training.
Study Start Date : January 2006
Study Completion Date : May 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. improvement in teamwork parameters as measured by previously published tools

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • intensive care physicians and nurses working in respiratory ICU willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unwilling to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00229411

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Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Asaph E Nini, MD Sheba Medical Center and Medical Simulation Center

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00229411    
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3710-AN-CTIL
First Posted: September 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007
Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
intensive care
medical errors