Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.

Title

Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.

Creator

Yee Jennifer; Fuenning Charles; George Richard; Hejal Rana; Haines Nhi; Dunn Diane; Gothard M David; Ahmed Rami A

Publisher

Critical care research and practice

Date

2016
1905-7

Description

Objectives. Management of mechanically ventilated patients may pose a challenge to novice residents, many of which may not have received formal dedicated critical care instruction prior to starting their residency training. There is a paucity of data regarding simulation and mechanical ventilation training in the medical education literature. The purpose of this study was to develop a curriculum to educate first-year residents on addressing and troubleshooting ventilator alarms. Methods. Prospective evaluation was conducted of seventeen residents undergoing a twelve-hour three-day curriculum. Residents were assessed using a predetermined critical action checklist for each case, as well as pre- and postcurriculum multiple-choice cognitive knowledge questionnaires and confidence surveys. Results. Significant improvements in cognitive knowledge, critical actions, and self-reported confidence were demonstrated. The mean change in test score from before to after intervention was +26.8%, and a median score increase of 25% was noted. The ARDS and the mucus plugging cases had statistically significant improvements in critical actions, p \textless 0.001. A mean increase in self-reported confidence was realized (1.55 to 3.64), p = 0.049. Conclusions. A three-day simulation curriculum for residents was effective in increasing competency, knowledge, and confidence with ventilator management.

Rights

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Pages

4670672–4670672

Volume

2016

Citation

Yee Jennifer; Fuenning Charles; George Richard; Hejal Rana; Haines Nhi; Dunn Diane; Gothard M David; Ahmed Rami A, “Mechanical Ventilation Boot Camp: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4707.

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