Simulation Training as a Tool to Decrease Occupational Stress in ICU Personnel

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Recruitment Status : Suspended
First Posted : October 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2007
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to check wether training mixed teams of physicians and nurses from intensive care units on patient simulators reduces stress in team members.

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. Stress reduction may reduce or ameliorate such errors. Simulation training, using advanced patient simulators, has been shown to improve diagnostic, resuscitation and technical skills amongst physicians and nurses.We intend to check wether stress during ICU shifts may be reduced by using specifically designed scenarios based on real life experience,in integrative multidisciplinary ICU teams.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Experimental Like Study of Stress Reduction in Intensive Care Teams by Use of Simulation Training
Study Start Date : January 2006
Study Completion Date : June 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of stress parameters

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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 (NCT number): NCT00232323

Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Asaph E Nini, MD Sheba Medical Center and Medical Simulation Center Identifier: NCT00232323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-05-3711-AN-CTIL
First Posted: October 4, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
intensive care