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Harefuah. 2013 Aug;152(8):453-6, 500, 499.

[Simulation-based intervention to improve anesthesiology residents communication with families of critically ill patients--preliminary prospective evaluation].

[Article in Hebrew]

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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Sheba Medical Center. haim.berkenstadt@sheba.health.gov.il

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although effective communication with families of critically ill patients is a vital component of quality care, training in this field is neglected.

AIMS:

The article aims to validate communication skills training program for anesthesiology residents in the intensive care set up.

METHODS:

Ten anesthesia residents, following 3 months of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rotation, had 4 hours of lectures and one day simulation-based communication skills training with families of critically ill patients. Participants completed an attitude questionnaire over 3 time periods--before training [t1], immediately following training (t2) and three months following training (t3). The participants' communication skills were assessed by two blinded independent observers using the SEGUE framework while performing a simulation-based scenario at t1 and t3.

RESULTS:

Seven participants finished the study protocol. Participants ndicated communication importance as 3.68 +/- 0.58 (t1), 4.05 +/- 0.59 (t2), 4.13 +/- 0.64 (t3); their communication ability as 3.09 +/- 0.90 (t1), 3.70 +/- 0.80 (t2), 3.57 +/- 0.64 (t3); the contribution of lecture to communication 3.04 +/- 0.43 (t1), 3.83 +/- 0.39 (t2), 3.87 +/- 0.51 (t3), and contribution of simulation training to communication 3.00 +/- 0.71 (t1), 4.04 +/- 0.52 (t2), 3.84 +/- 0.31 (t3). The differences did not reach statistical significance. Objective assessment of the communication skills using the SEGUE framework indicated that 6/7 participants improved their communication skills, with communication ability before training at 2.66 +/- 0.83 and 1 month following training it was 3.38 +/- 0.78 (p = 0.09).

CONCLUSIONS:

This preliminary study demonstrates the value of communication skills training in the intensive care environment.

PMID:
24167928
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