st. joseph southern california; newport beach; hoag
In-hospital cardiac or pulmonary arrest is associated with high mortality. In the USA, approximately 200,000 of these events occur and are associated with overall survival rates of 18%-20%. Despite advances in resuscitative methods, the probability of intact survival also remains unfavorable. Though many factors play a role, we believe a large portion of a patient's survival is dependent on the competency of the leader of the code blue or resuscitative team's efforts. Newly minted physicians who enter medical training in their respective residencies are equipped with a wide range of clinical competency in regards to hands-on experience and aptitude with handling code blue scenarios. Through the use of mock code blue simulations along with dedicated didactics over a seven-month time span, we were able to demonstrate success in improving clinical competency and patient survival outcomes.
Graduate Medical Education
Ngo, Dallis Q; Vu, Christina; Nguyen, Thien; Sotolongo, Patricia; Talati, Manika; Zahabi, Nikki; and Platt, Katrina, "The Effect of Mock Code Blue Simulations and Dedicated Advanced Cardiac Life Support Didactics on Resident Perceived Competency." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 4335.