JOURNAL ARTICLE

Evaluation of a multidisciplinary pediatric mock trauma code educational initiative: a pilot study

Angelo Mikrogianakis, Martin H Osmond, Janet E Nuth, Allyson Shephard, Isabelle Gaboury, Mona Jabbour
Journal of Trauma 2008, 64 (3): 761-7
18332821

BACKGROUND: Our aim was to develop and evaluate a multidisciplinary pediatric mock trauma code orientation program for residents on their pediatric hospital rotation.

METHODS: A before and after evaluation of trauma team residents from various programs was conducted. The 1-hour educational session consisted of a 15-minute mock trauma code, a debriefing and teaching intervention, and then a new, postintervention mock trauma code. Before and after each session, residents completed a self-assessment questionnaire. All codes were videotaped and later evaluated by two blinded observers using a standardized evaluation tool to assess patient management and team functioning.

RESULTS: Thirty-seven prequestionnaire (pre) and postquestionnaire (post) pairs were completed. Residents reported a significant improvement in their (1) comfort in managing pediatric trauma (median pre 3, post 5, p < 0.001); (2) understanding of their role on the trauma team (median pre 4.5, post 6, p < 0.001); (3) familiarity with the resuscitation room (median pre 4, post 5, p = 0.001); (4) comfort with procedural skills (median pre 4, post 5, p = 0.001); (5) awareness of pediatric trauma resuscitation management priorities (median pre 5, post 6, p = 0.007). Postintervention, residents reported lower knowledge scores in locating equipment in the resuscitation room (p < 0.001). There was no significant difference in team performance on the videotaped assessments (premean score = 79.8, postmean score = 79.5).

CONCLUSIONS: The pediatric mock trauma code educational initiative improved residents' self-reported confidence, knowledge, and comfort level in managing pediatric trauma. The experience also raised residents' awareness of knowledge gaps. We were unable to measure a significant change in team functioning post intervention.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
18332821
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"