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

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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There is greater morbidity and mortality in hospitals at night, especially when newly qualified doctors commence work.
To trialled an online simulation of a night shift to improve non-technical skills and clinical outcomes.
Randomised feasibility trial of an electronic training simulation.
Medical students at the end of their training followed into initial weeks of working (n=30) at a large teaching hospital.
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).
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
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Depositing User: Kelly Convey
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:13


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