In Situ Simulation Training in Transferring Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Overview

This study aimed to determine the role of in situ simulation training during a pandemic by using standard and high-fidelity mannequins to improve interprofessional communication, skills, and teamwork in transferring critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Full Title of Study: “In Situ Simulation Training for a Better Interprofessional Team Performance in Transferring Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
    • Masking: Single (Investigator)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: November 19, 2020

Detailed Description

Fourty subjects were randomly allocated into two large groups, the High Fidelity Simulator group and the Low Fidelity Simulator group. Each group was divided into small groups, consist of 2 doctors and 3 nurses. All subjects underwent the same interactive lectures, and two sessions of in-situ simulation according to their assign group. In-situ simulation and debriefing were performed by implementing appropriate personal protective equipment and social distancing. At the end of each simulation session, each group would underwent a debriefing session, which was performed by an experience instructor. The first simulation was aimed to teach participants skills and steps in transporting critically-ill COVID-19 patients according to the hospital check-list. While the second simulation was aimed to assess skills, team work and communication that participants had learned from the previous simulation, by using assessment tools that had been developed before. In addition to comparing each point in the assessment tool between the two groups, the points that had been earned were also added up to get the overall points for total skills, cooperation and communication score. At the end of the session, learner immediate feedback were also collected using an online feedback form, which provided accountability for attendance, content learning, and course evaluation feedback.

Interventions

  • Procedure: Simulation Training
    • Simulation Training using High and Low Fidelity Simulator

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: High Fidelity Simulator
    • Subjects will receive training using high fidelity simulator
  • Active Comparator: Low Fidelity Simulator
    • Subjects will receive training using low fidelity simulator

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • rate of interprofessional communication
    • Time Frame: within 3 months
    • improvement of interprofessional communication in transferring critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • rate of skill
    • Time Frame: within 3 months
    • improvement of skill in transferring critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • rate of team work
    • Time Frame: within 3 months
    • improvement of team work in transferring critically ill COVID-19 patients

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • in good physical condition – had no history of involving in COVID-19 patients care – willing to become study subject Exclusion Criteria:

  • doesn't want to become study subject

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 20 Years

Maximum Age: 65 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Indonesia University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Aida Rosita Tantri, Doctor – Indonesia University

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