Conducting the Orchestra

13 April, 2014 by: colinparker

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Leading your paediatric resuscitation team effectively.  Another little presentation at SEMS 2014…




Team size affects task performance in paediatric trauma teams (more than 7 team members results in more delays): Kelleher 2014 Pediatric Emergency Care

Cliff Reid of Resus.ME gives some excellent tips on teamwork & communication, especially regarding influence & persusasion, in his SMACC talk from 2013, “Making Things Happen”:

Essentially: be nice, stay patient-focused, ask for help, and use the group (“we need your help; our plan” etc).


Family Presence during resuscitation

Jabre 2013 NEJM – lower rates of PTSD in those relatives randomised to attend resuscitation.


References (in full)

Kelleher DC, Kovler ML, Waterhouse LJ, Carter EA, Burd RS.
Factors affecting team size and task performance in pediatric trauma resuscitation.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Apr;30(4):248-53. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000106.
PubMed PMID: 24651216.
Jabre P, Belpomme V, Azoulay E, Jacob L, Bertrand L, Lapostolle F, Tazarourte K, Bouilleau G, Pinaud V, Broche C, Normand D, Baubet T, Ricard-Hibon A, Istria J, Beltramini A, Alheritiere A, Assez N, Nace L, Vivien B, Turi L, Launay S, Desmaizieres M, Borron SW, Vicaut E, Adnet F.
Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 14;368(11):1008-18. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203366.
PubMed PMID: 23484827.

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