Rolling refresher simulation improves performance and retention of pediatric intensive care unit nurse code management

Singleton, MN et al. BMJ Stel ; 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000243

Importance of Conclusion

A “rolling refresher” simulation training program demonstrated significant improvement with low-dose, high frequency skills to manage a pediatric code cart with retention after initial training in PICU nurses.

Key Points

  • This study evaluated the role of rolling refresher simulation programs on nurse competency and management of code cart in the pediatric critical care setting.
  • The study highlights the importance of using optimal training methods for pediatric nursing staff to achieve and maintain skills in emergency situations.

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