SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Practice and systems based improvement have been increasingly applied in all fields of medicine. High fidelity simulation has found many applications, and there is limited evidence that specific outcomes can be improved by simulation training. We propose to look at a particular problem: delay in the time to application of electrical cardioversion in shockable cardiac arrest rhythms. Return of spontaneous circulation(ROSC) correlates with better outcomes in post arrest patients, and early shock increase the likelihood of early ROSC. We suggest that high fidelity simulation with internal medicine residents in a community based hospital will improve times to shock in shockable rhythms.