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Simulation as a tool to improve the safety of pre-hospital anaesthesia--a pilot study



Simulation as a tool to improve the safety of pre-hospital anaesthesia--a pilot study



Anaesthesia 64(9): 978-983



We conducted a pilot study of the effects of simulation as a tool for teaching doctor-paramedic teams to deliver pre-hospital anaesthesia safely. Participants undertook a course including 43 full immersion, high-fidelity simulations. Twenty videos taken from day 4 and days 9/10 of the course were reviewed by a panel of experienced pre-hospital practitioners. Participants' performance at the beginning and the end of the course was compared. The total time from arrival to inflation of the tracheal tube cuff was longer on days 9/10 than on day 4 (mean (SD) 14 min 52 s (2 min 6 s) vs 11 min 28 s (1 min 54 s), respectively; p = 0.005), while the number of safety critical events per simulation were fewer (median (IQR [range]) 1.0 (0-1.8 [0-2]) vs 3.5 (1.5-4.8 [0-8], respectively; p = 0.011). Crew resource management behaviours also improved in later simulations. On a personal training needs analysis, participants reported increased confidence after the course.

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PMID: 19686483

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2009.05990.x


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