Learning Crisis Resource Management: Practicing Versus Observational Role in Simulation Training

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified June 2013 by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01653704
First received: July 16, 2012
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness in learning crisis resource management (CRM) principles when being an active participant in simulation-based education versus being an observer participant. The investigators hypothesize that active participants will improve their CRM skills more than observer participants.


Condition Intervention
Focus of Study is Teaching Crisis Resource Management
Behavioral: observational role
Behavioral: active role

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Learning Crisis Resource Management: Practicing Versus Observational Role in Simulation Training

Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • performance of the participants in a simulated post test scenario [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    After the intervention of either actively managing or observing a simulated crisis scenario, the participants will then each actively manage another simulated crises scenario and their performance will be scored on a global rating scale for crisis resource management.


Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: active management of crises scenario
participants assigned to actively manage a crisis scenario
Behavioral: active role
active role in managing crisis scenario
Active Comparator: Observer role in crisis scenario
Observational role in management of crises scenario
Behavioral: observational role
observational role in crisis scenario

Detailed Description:

This will be a prospective randomized controlled study. Participants will be randomized to one of two groups with stratification according to their level of training: the active group and the observer group. Each participant of the active group will be paired with one of the participants from the observer group. The active participant will manage individually a simulated crisis scenario (pretest) while the paired observer participant will observe the scenario from outside the simulation room using a video transmission system. Immediately after, both participants will be debriefed by a trained instructor focused on CRM principles. The same active and observer participants will then individually manage another simulated crisis scenario (post-test). Two independent raters, blinded to the study design and to the randomization groups, will review the videos of all scenarios in a random order and rate each participant on their CRM performance using a global rating scale (GRS).

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • emergency medicine residents from the University of Ottawa
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01653704

Locations
Canada, Ontario
University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y3E9
Contact: Lai       allai@ualberta.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Anita Lai, MD University of Ottawa
Principal Investigator: Sylvain Boet, MD University of Ottawa
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01653704     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20120008-01H
Study First Received: July 16, 2012
Last Updated: June 19, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014