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From changing four tyres to recalling the four H's and T's - Can the pit crew model work for in-hospital cardiac arrest?

Richard A Field
Resuscitation 2019 August 29
Formula one pit crews are renowned for their teamwork and efficiency. Pit crew models have been successfully applied to pre-hospital resuscitation but their use in-hospital remains untested. In this issue of Resuscitation Spitzer and colleagues share their findings from the implementation of a pit crew model for cardiac arrest teams at their institution. Their study used several interventions including mock codes and debriefing to implement the model. It is unclear if improved team communication is due to the pit crew model alone or other interventions. Further research is needed to define and evaluate pit crew models in the in-hospital environment.


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