Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist to Improve Team Communication (VDD)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2013 by Providence Health & Services.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : April 2, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Providence Health & Services

Brief Summary:
This study is to determine if using a standardized debrief checklist after vaginal delivery improves communication between the vaginal delivery health care team members and if using the checklist increases a sense of enhanced communication between team members.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Other Specified Complications of Labor and Delivery Other: Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a study for providers who are a part of the health care team involved with vaginal delivery of newborns. A checklist has been developed that may improve communication between team members following birth. The goal of this study is to evaluate whether the checklist improves or enhances team member communication.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Vaginal Delivery Debrief: A Nursing Research Study
Study Start Date : May 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: vaginal delivery debrief checklist
Utilization of a Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist after vaginal deliveries for a period of three months, by team members who have consented to be a part of this study and who are present at vaginal deliveries. The Vaginal Delivery Debrief checklist consists of 2 levels. The first level includes a list of 6 key elements, such as APGAR scores,estimated blood loss, perineal repair, etc. The second level,or extended debrief, occurs whenever unanticipated outcomes, such as low APGAR scores, postpartum hemorrhage or a difficult delivery occurs. Team members complete the checklist after each delivery they attend.
Other: Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist
Participating team members will utilize Vaginal Delivery Debrief checklist

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine if there is a change in satisfaction with team communication following the use of a structured debrief checklist after vaginal deliveries. [ Time Frame: Within 6 months of data collection ]
    An electronic opinion survey will be administered to participants both pre and post checklist utilization. The survey was derived from communication literature on medical teams such as the collaboration items and 3 subscales from the labour and delivery version of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) TeamSTEPPS training program for high functioning medical teams.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine if the use of a vaginal delivery debrief checklist will reduce documentation of conflicting data in the electronic medical record. [ Time Frame: Within 6 months of data collection ]
    Utilizing the pre-validated Vaginal Delivery Debrief Medical Record Audit Tool, records will be examined pre and post use of the Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist. Assessment will be made to determine if there are fewer conflicting data points in the electronic medical record (EMR) for key elements following use of the Vaginal Delivery Debrief Checklist.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in the Women's and Children's Services Department who attend vaginal deliveries as well as providers who attend vaginal deliveries at Providence St Peter Hospital Family Birth Center in Olympia Washington (WA).

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01822158

United States, Washington
Providence St Peter Hospital 413 Lilly RD NE
Olympia, Washington, United States, 98506
Sponsors and Collaborators
Providence Health & Services
Principal Investigator: Daren B Sachet, RN, BSN, MPA Providence Health & Services

Responsible Party: Providence Health & Services Identifier: NCT01822158     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHS PSPH N 002
First Posted: April 2, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 22, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013

Keywords provided by Providence Health & Services:
Vaginal Delivery
Medical Team Communication
Obstetrical Safety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications