Improving Teamwork for Neonatal Resuscitation
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston|
|Start date||June 2007|
|End date||May 2009|
|Trial size||104 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00651794, UL1-RR024148-01|
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is the curriculum used to teach providers how to care for newborns in the delivery room. Breakdowns in teamwork and communication contribute to NRP quality problems. Adding teamwork instruction to NRP may be a method to improve communication, teamwork, and the overall quality of neonatal resuscitation. This study uses simulation to incorporate team training into NRP and to evaluate both the effectiveness and duration of the team training. Furthermore, because high fidelity simulation is very expensive and not widely available, we will compare NRP with low fidelity team training to NRP with high fidelity team training.
Our hypotheses are:
1. NRP with low fidelity team training results in a) better teamwork, and b) better quality of care compared with standard NRP.
2. NRP with high fidelity team training does not result in better teamwork or better quality of care than NRP with low fidelity simulation.
3. NRP with high fidelity team training does not produce a longer lasting effect on teamwork than NRP with low fidelity simulation.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (outcomes assessor)|
|Primary purpose||health services research|
Teamwork rate (events per minute)
time frame: measured during the simulated resuscitation
NRP Compliance rate (% compliance)
time frame: measured during simulated resuscitation
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - New interns that enter pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and emergency medicine. Exclusion Criteria: -
|Official title||Improving Teamwork for Neonatal Resuscitation|
|Principal investigator||Eric J Thomas, MD, MPH|
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