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NightShift Simulation to Train Newly Qualified Doctors in Non-technical Skills: A Feasibility Study

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Brown, Michael, Pinchin, James, Valand, Reena, Larkin, Christopher, Pattinson, Joanne, Benning, Kelly, Housley, Gemma, Hatton, Jim, Shaw, Dominick, Syrysko, Paul, Sharples, Sarah and Blakey, John (2016) 'NightShift Simulation to Train Newly Qualified Doctors in Non-technical Skills: A Feasibility Study'. Future Hospital Journal, Vol 3, Issue 2, pp. 94-98.

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Abstract

Background:
There is greater morbidity and mortality in hospitals at night, especially when newly qualified doctors commence work.
Aim:
To trialled an online simulation of a night shift to improve non-technical skills and clinical outcomes.
Design:
Randomised feasibility trial of an electronic training simulation.
Methods:
Medical students at the end of their training followed into initial weeks of working (n=30) at a large teaching hospital.
Results:
Participants in the intervention group completed their non-urgent tasks more rapidly than the control group though there was a broad range of completion times: mean (SD) time to complete a non-urgent task of 85.1 (50.1) versus 157.6 (90.4) minutes, p=0.027. This difference persisted using linear regression analysis were undertaken using rota and task volume as independent cofactors (p=0.028).
Conclusions:
This study shows the potential to leverage data routinely collected from newer technologies to develop on-line simulations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Out of Hours Care, Secondary Care, Simulation, Medical Education, Nontechnical skills
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 21.5 Allied health personnel. Allied health professions
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W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities > WX 100 General works
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7861/futurehosp.3-2-94
Depositing User: Kelly Convey
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/6268

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