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

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2005
Last updated: January 23, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
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 Intervention
Education, Health Behavioral: simulation training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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.

Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2006
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
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: NCT00229411

Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Asaph E Nini, MD Sheba Medical Center and Medical Simulation Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00229411     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3710-AN-CTIL
Study First Received: September 26, 2005
Last Updated: January 23, 2007

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
intensive care
medical errors
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