Emergency Department Ergonomic Redesign Improves Team Satisfaction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Delivery: A Simulation-Based Quality Improvement Approach

Michael R. Ehmann, Erin M. Kane, Zakk Arciaga, Jordan Duval-Arnould, Mustapha Saheed

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Delivering high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) requires teams to administer highly choreographed care. The American Heart Association recommends audiovisual feedback for real-time optimization of CPR performance. In our Emergency Department (ED) resuscitation bays, ZOLL cardiac resuscitation device visibility was limited. OBJECTIVE: To optimize the physical layout of our resuscitation rooms to improve cardiac resuscitation device visibility for real-time CPR feedback. METHODS: A simulated case of cardiac arrest with iterative ergonomic modifications was performed four times. Variables included the locations of the cardiac resuscitation device and of team members. Participants completed individual surveys and provided qualitative comments in a group debriefing. The primary outcome of interest was participants' perception of cardiac resuscitation device visibility. RESULTS: The highest scoring layout placed the cardiac resuscitation device directly across from the compressor and mirrored the device screen to a television mounted at the head of the bed. Comparing this configuration to our standard configuration on a five-point Likert scale, cardiac resuscitation device visibility increased 46.7% for all team members, 150% for the team leader, and 179% for team members performing chest compressions. CONCLUSION: An iterative, multidisciplinary, simulation-based approach can improve team satisfaction with important clinical care factors when caring for patients suffering cardiac arrest in the ED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-332
Number of pages7
JournalJournal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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