Memorial Medical Center Nursing Clinical Simulation Laboratory
Final rept. 1 Sep 2009-30 Nov 2012
MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM SPRINGFIELD IL
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The purpose of this research was to develop a program of systematic, brief training in role appropriate team behaviors covering key communication, leadership, and team member behaviors for ad hoc emergency medical care teams and to determine whether training in these behaviors resulted in improved individual and team communication, leadership and team member performance in simulated emergency care situations regularly faced by trauma and emergency department medical care teams. Nine teams were trained. The teams included all junior and senior surgery and emergency medicine residents, 24 of emergency department nurses and 10 of emergency department and respiratory technicians. Fourteen out of 17 targeted team and leader behaviors significantly improved immediately following the training. There were seven areas with training effects that were sustained through the retention trial period. Four of these seven areas efficiency, listened to information, orders were carried out, cooperation and communication are all critical indicators of effective team performance. Outside the scope of the contract, 97 of the remaining emergency room nurses and technicians have now been trained.
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