Journal article

Cardiac Arrest in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: Initial Experience With the Role of Simulation Setup and Training

Omar Al-Mukhtar, Irma Bilgrami, Samer Noaman, Rebecca Lapsley, John Ozcan, Candida Marane, Fiona Groen, Nicholas Cox, William Chan

American Journal of Medical Quality | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


With rising complexity of percutaneous coronary interventions being performed, the incidence of cardiac arrest in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) is likely to increase. The authors undertook a series of multidisciplinary simulation sessions to identify practice deficiencies and propose solutions to improve patient care. Five simulation sessions were held at Western Health CCL to simulate different cardiac arrest scenarios. Participants included cardiologists, intensivists, anesthetists, nurses, and technicians. Post-simulation feedback was analyzed qualitatively. Challenges encountered were grouped into 4 areas: (1) communication and teamwork, (2) equipment, (3) vascular access ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the efforts and support provided by all participants in our study and also support from the division of perioperative and critical care services at Western Health, Victoria, Australia.