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Residents feel unprepared and unsupervised as leaders of cardiac arrest teams in teaching hospitals: a survey of internal medicine residents.
Hayes CW, Rhee A, Detsky ME, Leblanc VR, Wax RS. Crit Care Med. 2007;35:1668-1672.
Housestaff traditionally lead cardiac arrest resuscitation ("code blue") teams at academic institutions after receiving training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This survey of Canadian internal medicine residents found that most respondents felt that ACLS training alone did not leave them adequately prepared to lead resuscitations. Residents felt that their performance could be improved with greater supervision, feedback, and teamwork training to improve their leadership skills.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. July 11, 2007:D1.
This article reports on hospitals that are creating dedicated teams of experts who have the skills to perform risky medical procedures.
Journal Article > Study
Resident and RN perceptions of the impact of a medical emergency team on education and patient safety in an academic medical center.
Sarani B, Sonnad S, Bergey MR, et al. Crit Care Med. 2009;37:3091-3096.
Rapid response systems serve an important patient safety function in hospitals by helping detect systematic problems in care, and emerging evidence indicates that such teams may improve some clinical outcomes. This study evaluated the views of frontline providers—bedside nurses and resident physicians—toward a rapid response team (RRT). Both groups agreed that the presence of the RRT improved patient safety, and both also felt that the RRT did not adversely affect their educational experience or patient care skills. These findings have been previously demonstrated for nurses. Interestingly, both nurses and residents who had more experience with the RRT felt more positively about its effects. The RRT in this study consisted of a critical care nurse, a respiratory therapist, and a pharmacist with physician backup.
Journal Article > Commentary
Ten years after the IOM report: engaging residents in quality and patient safety by creating a house staff quality council.
Fleischut PM, Evans AS, Nugent WC, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2011;26:89-94.
This commentary describes one hospital's approach to engage residents in improving patient safety.