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Title: Medical Emergency Team Training - Needs Assessment, Feedback and Learning Objectives (MET-NATLO).
Authors: Le Guen, Maurice;Costa-Pinto, Rahul
Affiliation: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Department of Intensive Care, The Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Intensive Care, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 25-May-2020
EDate: 2020-05-25
Citation: Internal Medicine Journal 2020; online first: 25 May
Abstract: There are no published studies assessing learning needs and attitudes prior to attending a MET education program. To conduct a learning needs assessment of MET education program participants to assess what technical and non-technical skills should be incorporated. All participants in a MET education program over a twelve-month period were invited to complete a self-administered electronic survey. Participants were ICU team members (intensive care registrars and nurses) and medical registrars. Responses were captured through a 5-point Likert scale. There were 62 responses out of 112 participants (55% response rate). Most participants either agreed or strongly agreed that MET training was valuable (59 respondents) and should be multidisciplinary (61 respondents). ICU team members were more likely to select "Management of End of Life Care" (72% compared with only 16% of medical registrars, p < 0.05) as an important learning objective. Non-technical skills such as "Task Management" (67% compared with 37%, p < 0.05) and "Team Communication" (79% compared with 32%, p < 0.05) were also more likely to be selected by ICU team members. Nursing team members were more likely to select "Approach to Common MET Calls" (100% compared with 50% of medical team members, p < 0.05). MET education program participants overwhelmingly feel that training should be multidisciplinary. However, there are disparities between the perceived learning needs of medical and nursing personnel, and between intensive care team members and medical registrars which may impact on the design and implementation of a multidisciplinary education program. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.14923
ORCID: 0000-0003-4007-7849
PubMed URL: 32449844
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Education
Health Care Surveys
Hospital Rapid Response Team
Needs Assessment
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