Cardiothoracic intensive care represents the “perfect storm” - a dangerous mix in a high-stake environment with potential harm to the patient combined with providers who often do not have sufficient opportunities to manage critically ill patients. The care of the patient in Cardiothoracic ICU involves a close-knitted multidisciplinary team from operating theatre to Cardiothoracic ICU comprising of nurses, respiratory therapists, cardiothoracic vascular surgery surgeons and cardiothoracic ICU doctors.
Facilitating learning in such a complex environment can be challenging as these healthcare professionals are from different disciplines. Hence it is a challenge to develop a training program of “one size fit all” bearing that an individual differs from each other in their different learning styles and needs. In order to foster effective delivery of safe, high quality care for patient, there is a need to develop and maintain consistent knowledge and skills of practice across this multidisciplinary team.
Therefore the aim of this training is to develop and maintain staff competency in adult open cardiac resuscitation in Cardiothoracic ICU through e-learning and simulation.
Intensive Care Crises management simulation not only helps effective knowledge improvement but also significantly improves non-technical skills like communication, leadership and teamwork.