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Simulation Team Training and Critical Event Checklist Use for Optimizing the Management of Critical Perioperative Events in an Ambulatory Surgical Facility (CEC)

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: NCT01808001
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Women's College Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Women's College Hospital

Brief Summary:

This study will determine if operating room teams manage a simulated event more effectively using a critical event checklist. Performance will be evaluated using a score based on how closely they follow a protocol for critical event management; a 'team' score and a score based on clinical recovery of the simulated patient. All teams will receive a debriefing session after managing 4 scenarios. Teams will return and manage 4 further scenarios after a period of 6-9 months.

The investigators will be testing the hypothesis that both clinical and behavioral team performance will improve with the use of Critical Event Checklists. The investigators also expect that health professional (participant) could attain knowledge related to the importance of non-technical skills and the use of CECs in the management of critical events.

Condition or disease
Simulation Team Training in Ambulatory Surgery

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Critical Event Checklist Use for Management of Critical Events in Ambulatory Surgery
Study Start Date : June 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. professional health care teams' behavioural performance is measured using a previously validated non-technical skills (NTS) tool (TEAM)and key process checklists [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. questionnaires in participants' opinion of the educational intervention, willingness to participate in annual simulated scenario training, effect on subsequent clinical performance and opinion re: best sites for CEC placement [ Time Frame: 1.5 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Health care professionals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligibility Criteria for Participation:

    1. RN in active practice
    2. Anesthesiologist in active practice
    3. Surgeon in active practice

      Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01808001

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Canada, Ontario
Women's College Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1B2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Women's College Hospital
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Responsible Party: Women's College Hospital Identifier: NCT01808001    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-0030-B
First Posted: March 8, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013