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Task Focusing Strategy During a Simulated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01645566
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philipp Schuetz, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Brief Summary:

This is a prospective randomized controlled study. The aim of this study is to

  1. describe the stress patterns experienced during a CPR situation;
  2. investigate whether the perceived stress was associated with CPR performance in terms of hands-on time and time to start CPR;
  3. to investigate whether this task focusing strategy reduces perceived stress levels, and
  4. whether this translates into better CPR performance. Based on findings that clear, directive leadership can enhance performance in cardiac resuscitation, we further 5) investigate if stress was associated with fewer leadership statements.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Mental Stress Behavioral: instruction

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 124 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Impact of a Task Focusing Strategy on Perceived Stress Levels and Performance During a Simulated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : December 2007
Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Study Completion Date : July 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: CPR
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: intervention
instructions about focusing on relevant task elements by posing two task-focusing questions ("what is the patient's condition?", "what immediate action is needed?") when feeling overwhelmed by stress (intervention-group)
Behavioral: instruction
instructions about focusing on relevant task elements by posing two task-focusing questions ("what is the patient's condition?", "what immediate action is needed?") when feeling overwhelmed by stress (intervention-group)
No Intervention: Control
No instructions



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. perceived levels of stress and feeling overwhelmed (stress/overload) [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ]
    This is a simulator study and the study starts after students entered the simulator and the manikin has a cardiac arrest. The scenarios usually last for not more than 5-10 min at which time point the study is finished


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hands-on time [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ]
    This is a simulator study and the study starts after students entered the simulator and the manikin has a cardiac arrest. The scenarios usually last for not more than 5-10 min at which time point the study is finished

  2. time to start CPR [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ]
  3. Number of leadership statements [ Time Frame: time from start of CPR until scenario is finished (usually 5-10min) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 4th year medical students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01645566


Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Basel
Basel, BS, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sabina Hunziker, MD, MPH University Hospital Basel, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Philipp Schuetz, Dr., University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01645566     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BS1330978
First Posted: July 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 20, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by Philipp Schuetz, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
stress
intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms