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Original Article Development of Assessment Tools for Performance and Leadership of a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Team
Sung Pil Chung, Junho Cho, Yoo Seok Park, Hyung Goo Kang, Seung Whan Kim, Chan Woong Kim, Yoo Sang Yoon, Keun Jeong Song, Hoon Lim, Gyu Chong Cho, Young Hwan Choi

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2009.24.2.64
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. emstar@yuhs.ac
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
5Department of Emergency Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea.
6Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Korea.
7Department of Emergency Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Korea.
8Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea.
9Department of Emergency Medicine, Bestian Hospital, Korea.
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BACKGROUND
The assessment tools for leadership and performance of resuscitation teams are have not been developed. We evaluated the checklists for resuscitation team performance and teamwork.
METHODS
We developed two checklists for team dynamics (D1, D2) and two checklists for team performances (P1, P2). The videotaped mock resuscitation before and after a 2-hr Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training were also evaluated by two emergency physicians and two nurses using the four checklists. The validity and agreement between assessors were determined. Internal consistency was determined using Cronbach-alpha.
RESULTS
There were no significant differences in scores by expert consensus and the checklist score. The average scores between different assessors were different except for the D1 and D2 between doctors. The Cronbach-alpha for internal consistency were within acceptable ranges in the checklists D2 and P2.
CONCLUSIONS
This study suggests that the D2 and P2 checklists are provisionally acceptable due to relatively high validity, agreement, and internal consistency. However, further research is needed to develop validated checklists for resuscitation teams.


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