Code Blue: Methodology for a qualitative study of teamwork during simulated cardiac arrest

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Abstract

Introduction: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is a particularly vexing entity from the perspective of preparedness, as it is neither common nor truly rare. Survival from IHCA requires the coordinated efforts of multiple providers with different skill sets who may have little prior experience working together. Survival rates have remained low despite advances in therapy, suggesting that human factors may be at play. Methods and analysis: This qualitative study uses a quasiethnographic data collection approach combining focus group interviews with providers involved in IHCA resuscitation as well as analysis of video recordings from in situ-simulated cardiac arrest events. Using grounded theory-based analysis, we intend to understand the organisational, interpersonal, cognitive and behavioural dimensions of IHCA resuscitation, and to build a descriptive model of code team functioning. Ethics and dissemination: This ongoing study has been approved by the IRB at UC Davis Medical Center. Results: The results will be disseminated in a subsequent manuscript.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere009259
JournalBMJ Open
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Medicine(all)

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