Impact of interprofessional in situ simulations on acute pediatric burn management: Combining technical and non-technical burn team skills


BURNS, vol.48, no.7, pp.1653-1661, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.burns.2021.11.014
  • Journal Name: BURNS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1653-1661
  • Keywords: Burns, Burn centers, Health care team, In situ, Interprofessional education, Simulation training, Soft-skills, Teamwork, Technical skill, Non-technical skills, INTENSIVE-CARE-UNIT, HEALTH-CARE, EDUCATION, TRAUMA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of interprofessional in situ simulations on the technical and non-technical skills of pediatric burn teams in acute burn man-agement.Methods: This quasi-experimental study consisted of a one-group pre-and post-test design conducted in a pediatric burn center in Turkey. The sample consisted of nine inter -professional burn team members. Data collection tools consisted of the following: de-scriptive data form, burn technical skills checklists, simulation evaluation form, and Anesthesiologists' non-technical skills in Denmark rating form. Results: We found no statistically significant difference between the pre-and post-test scores for technical (p = 0.285) and non-technical skill (p = 0.180) scores. Burn team members evaluated the highest score in almost all criteria for in situ simulations.Conclusion: The interprofessional in situ simulations did not improve the burn teams' acute burn management; however, according to a self-report, burn team members were satisfied with the interprofessional in situ simulation experiences and achieved their own gains.(c) 2021 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.