Task Focusing Strategy During a Simulated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philipp Schuetz, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01645566
First received: July 15, 2012
Last updated: July 19, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

This is a prospective randomized controlled study. The aim of this study is to

  1. describe the stress patterns experienced during a CPR situation;
  2. investigate whether the perceived stress was associated with CPR performance in terms of hands-on time and time to start CPR;
  3. to investigate whether this task focusing strategy reduces perceived stress levels, and
  4. whether this translates into better CPR performance. Based on findings that clear, directive leadership can enhance performance in cardiac resuscitation, we further 5) investigate if stress was associated with fewer leadership statements.

Condition Intervention
Mental Stress
Behavioral: instruction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: Impact of a Task Focusing Strategy on Perceived Stress Levels and Performance During a Simulated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • perceived levels of stress and feeling overwhelmed (stress/overload) [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This is a simulator study and the study starts after students entered the simulator and the manikin has a cardiac arrest. The scenarios usually last for not more than 5-10 min at which time point the study is finished


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hands-on time [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This is a simulator study and the study starts after students entered the simulator and the manikin has a cardiac arrest. The scenarios usually last for not more than 5-10 min at which time point the study is finished

  • time to start CPR [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of leadership statements [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 124
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: intervention
instructions about focusing on relevant task elements by posing two task-focusing questions ("what is the patient's condition?", "what immediate action is needed?") when feeling overwhelmed by stress (intervention-group)
Behavioral: instruction
instructions about focusing on relevant task elements by posing two task-focusing questions ("what is the patient's condition?", "what immediate action is needed?") when feeling overwhelmed by stress (intervention-group)
No Intervention: Control
No instructions

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 4th year medical students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01645566

Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Basel
Basel, BS, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabina Hunziker, MD, MPH University Hospital Basel, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Philipp Schuetz, Dr., University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01645566     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BS1330978
Study First Received: July 15, 2012
Last Updated: July 19, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: EKBB

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
stress
intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms

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