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Leadership Instructions Improve Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a High Fidelity Simulation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00884559
First Posted: April 20, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 27, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  Purpose
Whether teaching leadership with a short debriefing has a positive influence on the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation remains largely unknown. The investigators will assess the sustained efficacy of a short leadership debriefing compared to a technical debriefing in a high fidelity simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Condition Intervention
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitations Other: instruction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Brief Leadership Instructions Improve Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a High Fidelity Simulation: a Randomised Controlled Trial

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hands-on time in the first 180 seconds after the onset of the cardiac arrest and the time elapsed until cardiopulmonary resuscitation is started. [ Time Frame: 180 sec after start of CPR ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The effectiveness of the technical and leadership instructions [ Time Frame: 180 sec after starting CPR ]

Enrollment: 237
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Technical
Technical Instructions
Other: instruction
Debriefing
Experimental: Leadership
Leadership-Instructions
Other: instruction
Debriefing

Detailed Description:

Context:

Whether the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be positively influenced by teaching leadership with a short debriefing remains largely unknown

Objective:

To test the hypothesis that (1) leadership instruction are effective and (2) improved leadership results in better performance in a high fidelity simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Design:

Prospective, randomized-controlled superiority trial

Setting:

Simulator Center of the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland

Patients or Other Participants:

237 volunteer medical students in teams of 3

Intervention:

During a baseline visit, the medical students participate in a video-taped simulated witnessed cardiac arrest. Participants are randomized to receive thereafter a short video-assisted debriefing focusing either on correct positions of arms and shoulders (technical debriefing) or on leadership and communication to enhance team coordination (leadership debriefing). A follow-up simulation is conducted after 4 months. Leadership utterances, technical skills and the resuscitation performance of the teams are compared based on videotapes coded by two independent researchers.

Main Outcome Measures:

The primary outcomes for this study are the amount of hands-on time in the first 180 seconds after the onset of the cardiac arrest and the time elapsed until cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started. Secondary endpoints are the effectiveness of the technical and leadership instructions, respectively.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • volunteer medical students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00884559


Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabina Hunziker, MD University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Study Chair: Stephan Marsch, Prof Intensive Care unit, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00884559     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ekbb_SH_103
First Submitted: April 17, 2009
First Posted: April 20, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 27, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
Leadership
Team building
Resuscitation