Does Mednav, a Medical Navigation System, Aid Non-technical and Technical Skills in the Simulated Obstetric Emergency?


Patrocinador principal: Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Fuente Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Resumen breve

It is well known that medical errors account for a large amount of patient harm within the hospital setting. This is a significant problem within the emergency context. A system that acts as a prompt, guide and scribe for the obstetric emergency has been developed called 'Mednav'. Mednav is a navigation device for the management of medical emergencies; developed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital since 2010. This is a device which acts similar to a satellite navigation devices in the automobile industry navigating you from A to B, MedNav navigates the clinician from the unwell patient to the well patient.

Descripción detallada

Potential participants will be identified by those attending mandatory training/teaching. 2 weeks before their mandatory training they will be emailed with the study information leaflet and a link to a video which explains how to use Mednav. On the morning of the mandatory training/teaching they will be approached by the practice development midwife/Chief or Principle investigator who will give them a copy of the consent form and again the study information leaflet and show the Mednav video. Eligibility criteria will be checked and the study explained, before taking written informed consent.

Participants will personally sign and date the consent form, before any study specific procedures are performed.

Once the team is decided, the investigators will then randomise them to use of Mednav or no mednav, The participants will then undertake a simulated management of post partum haemorrhage which will be recorded for later review. Faculty will record the timing of completion of key technical skills.

A team of 8 assessors will review these simulated scenario recordings. Assessors will complete validated questionnaires to assess teamwork. Assessors will be asked to complete a technical skills list, showing timing and completion of various technical aspects of managing post partum Haemorrhage.

The end of the study will be when the required sample size has been recruited or significance found on interim data analysis.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio August 2014
Fecha de Terminación December 2015
Fecha de finalización primaria December 2015
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Clinical Teamwork Scale From date of randomisation to 72 weeks, each video will last 20 minutes. Assessors will review the videos at 12 weekly intervals at a sessions that last for up to 3 hours.
Global Assessment of Team Performance From date of randomisation to 72 weeks, each video will last 20 minutes. Assessors will review the videos at 12 weekly intervals at a sessions that last for up to 3 hours.
Technical Skill Achievement and timing From date of randomisation to 72 weeks, each video will last 20 minutes. Assessors will review the videos at 12 weekly intervals at a sessions that last for up to 3 hours.
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
System Usability Score From date of randomisation to 72 weeks, each simulation participant using mednav will answer the questionaire which will take 10 minutes.
Inscripción 266

Tipo de intervención: Device

Nombre de intervención: MedNav

Descripción: MedNav is a tablet based platform device that acts to help teams manage emergencies. In the way that satellite navigation devices have replaced maps on journeys mednav has replaced paper based checklist and guidelines to give teams real-time guidance as the emergency happens. In supports teams by deligating, prompting and scribing as the emergency unfolds. The intervention arm will be taught how to use this device over 30 minutes and then use it in a simulated scenario managing a post partum haemorrhage.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: MedNav

Otro nombre: A decision support tool



Inclusion Criteria:

- Staff undertaking mandatory training at chelsea and westminster hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

- Non Consenting.

Género: All

Edad mínima: 21 Years

Edad máxima: 75 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
shane p Duffy, MBCHB MRCOG Study Director Chelsea and Westminister NHS Foundation Trust
Fecha de verificación

May 2016

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Sponsor

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: MedNav

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: Team getting taught to use mednav, and using mednav in simulation managing Post partum Haemorrhage.

Etiqueta: non MedNav

Tipo: No Intervention

Descripción: Team undergoing routine simulation training in Post Partum Haemorrhage.

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)