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Effectiveness of Human Simulation Training for Medical Crisis Management Skills

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00425295
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (too much cross over bias between small numbers of participants)
First Posted : January 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lillian Emlet, University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:

The main purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of human simulation in the training of the leadership, cognitive, and psychomotor skills required to lead medical crisis management teams. All participants in the study are trainees in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Multi-Disciplinary Critical Care Training Program (MCCTP.) All trainees will have received the standard critical care medicine-training curriculum including basic airway management, management of hypotension, unstable cardiac arrhythmias, difficult airway management and crisis team training. The participants will have also completed six months of baseline clinical training, which includes responding to medical emergencies at UPMC.

The specific aims of this study are:

  1. To assess the effectiveness of Human Simulation Training (HST) as an educational tool for teaching medical crisis management.
  2. To determine the effect of HST on objective measures of performance in the domains of communication, leadership, cognition and psychomotor skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Education Behavioral: Human Simulation Training Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Effectiveness of Human Simulation Training for Medical Crisis Management Skills
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1 Behavioral: Human Simulation Training
Fellows will undergo Human Simulation Training (HST) composed of one 1 hour session of high-fidelity simulation of crisis scenarios requiring management of critical care skills, including triage, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), team management, and difficult airway management.

Experimental: 2 Behavioral: Human Simulation Training
Fellows will undergo Human Simulation Training (HST) composed of one 1 hour session of high-fidelity simulation of crisis scenarios requiring management of critical care skills, including triage, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), team management, and difficult airway management.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the effectiveness of Human Simulation Training (HST) as an educational tool for teaching medical crisis management through objective measures of performance in the domains of communication, leadership, cognition and psychomotor skills. [ Time Frame: 6 week intervals. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All consenting adult critical care medicine trainees at the MCCTP

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Academic probation within training program

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00425295


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15261
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ramesh Venkataraman, MD Department of Critical Care Mediine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Lillian L Emlet, MD University of Pittsburgh

Responsible Party: Lillian Emlet, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00425295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0501050
First Posted: January 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014