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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.