Multidisciplinary Simulation-Based Team Training: Knowledge Acquisition and Shifting Perception

Melinda J. Cory, Kiran B. Hebbar, Nora Colman, Ashley Pierson, Shanelle A. Clarke

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Background: A multidisciplinary simulation-based team training workshop was implemented to improve the knowledge and application of crisis resource management (CRM) principles in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. Methods: The workshop consisted of two scenarios followed by structured debriefing. The participants were asked to complete a survey, before and three months after the workshop, evaluating the knowledge base of CRM principles and perception of team dynamics. Results: The initial survey was completed by 144 participants; the follow-up was completed by 72 participants. There was a significant knowledge gap before the workshop, particularly in the areas of closed-loop communication and key principles for effective communication, which improved after the workshop. There was improvement in the perception of team performance three months after the workshop. Conclusions: This study shows that a multidisciplinary simulation-based team training in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit improves knowledge of CRM principles in addition to improved perception of effective teamwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • crisis resource management
  • pediatric cardiology
  • pediatric intensive care
  • simulation
  • team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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