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Peer Debriefing Versus Instructor Debriefing for Interprofessional Simulation Based Education (PICS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01067378
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Brief Summary:

Crisis management is important for operating room practice and non-technical skills are acknowledged as key to ensure patient safety in these situations. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find instructors with appropriate experience. A peer-led team debriefing is led by the team it self rather than an external expert instructor but remains a reflective process. Incorporating peer-led debriefing compared to expert-led debriefing may increase access to an interprofessional crisis resource management course using simulation.

The goals of the study are to observe the effect of an interprofessional peer-led team debriefing in the change in performance of non-technical skills of team performance and to compare it with the "gold standard" of expert-led debriefing on the performance of non-technical skills during a simulated operating room crisis.

The investigators hypothesize that interprofessional peer-led debriefing will improve the performance of non-technical skills of the team during simulated intraoperative crisis management and that this improvement will be equivalent to the "gold standard" expert-led debriefing.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crisis Resource Management Other: Peer-led debriefing Other: Expert instructor debriefing Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Peer Debriefing Versus Instructor Debriefing for Interprofessional Simulation Based Education (PICS
Study Start Date : June 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Expert instructor debriefing
Expert instructor debriefing
Other: Expert instructor debriefing
Experimental: Peer-led debriefing
Peer-led debriefing
Other: Peer-led debriefing



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Performance of non-technical skills of the teams. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Operating room (OR) nurses from St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto Anesthesia and Surgery Residents/Fellows

Exclusion Criteria:

  • OR nurses from other hospitals and Residents/Fellows from other programs

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01067378


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Allan Waters' Family Patient Simulation Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01067378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SMH09172
First Posted: February 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
Interdisciplinary Health Team
Training