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Housestaff residents are often the primary participants in codes that occur in a hospital setting, yet it is unknown how much confidence and knowledge they possess in the management of these medical emergencies.
A study to learn the effect of a mock code program on residents « level of confidence and knowledge regarding code situations was initiated in a children » s tertiary care hospital.
Thirty-three residents completed a questionnaire before initiation of the study.
The questionnaire revealed that codes scare them (79%), and that they felt a need for more knowledge (76%) and more experience (82%) before supervising a code.
They did not feel confident in performing certain procedures such as treating dysrhythmias (79%), obtaining IV access (64%), and doing intubations (30%). Sixteen residents then participated in mock codes, and the other seventeen residents served as controls.
Compared to the pre-study questionnaire, residents who had participated in mock codes had more confidence in their ability to supervise and felt less of a need for more knowledge before supervising a code.
The participants also felt more confident in obtaining IV access and performing intubations during a code situation.
There was no difference in the pre-and post-questionnaires of the control group.
Residency programs are not meeting the educational and confidence needs of pediatric residents.
A mock code program improv...
Mots-clés Pascal : Résident, Médecin, Formation professionnelle, Enseignement professionnel, Réanimation, Soin intensif, Urgence, Evaluation performance, Programme enseignement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resident, Physician, Occupational training, Occupational education, Resuscitation, Intensive care, Emergency, Performance evaluation, Educational program, Human
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