The Pit Crew Resuscitation model for team performance was designed to facilitate emergency team performance. This article documents observations during model implementation to the in-hospital setting. Low-fidelity simulations were evaluated on medical-surgical nursing units. Six significant findings were obtained: finder confusion, first responder chaos, leaderless teams, equipment disorder, limited space, and disjointed integration. Recommendations were developed and tested. Research is needed to develop training methods for in-hospital application.
James D. Colquitt Jr., PhD, RRT-ACCS, CHSOS, is Assistant Professor/Medical Simulationist, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia.
Angela B. Walker, MSN, RN-BC, is Nurse Educator Specialist, Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia.
Nancy S. Haney, AAS, NREMT-A, is Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Center Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: James D. Colquitt Jr., PhD, RRT-ACCS, CHSOS, Medical Center Navicent Health, 777 Hemlock St., MSC 140, Macon, GA 31208 (e-mail: email@example.com).