This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition simulation team training in ambulatory surgery
Sponsor Women's College Hospital
Start date June 2013
End date July 2014
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT01808001, 2012-0030-B


This study will determine if operating room teams manage a simulated event more effectively using a critical event checklist. Performance will be evaluated using a score based on how closely they follow a protocol for critical event management; a 'team' score and a score based on clinical recovery of the simulated patient. All teams will receive a debriefing session after managing 4 scenarios. Teams will return and manage 4 further scenarios after a period of 6-9 months.

The investigators will be testing the hypothesis that both clinical and behavioral team performance will improve with the use of Critical Event Checklists. The investigators also expect that health professional (participant) could attain knowledge related to the importance of non-technical skills and the use of CECs in the management of critical events.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

professional health care teams' behavioural performance is measured using a previously validated non-technical skills (NTS) tool (TEAM)and key process checklists
time frame: 1.5 years

Secondary Outcomes

questionnaires in participants' opinion of the educational intervention, willingness to participate in annual simulated scenario training, effect on subsequent clinical performance and opinion re: best sites for CEC placement
time frame: 1.5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Eligibility Criteria for Participation: 1. RN in active practice 2. Anesthesiologist in active practice 3. Surgeon in active practice Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Critical Event Checklist Use for Management of Critical Events in Ambulatory Surgery
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Women's College Hospital.