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Applying the Pit Crew Resuscitation Model to the Inpatient Care Setting

Colquitt, James D. Jr., PhD, RRT-ACCS, CHSOS; Walker, Angela B., MSN, RN-BC; Haney, Nancy S., AAS, NREMT-A

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: January/February 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p E1–E7
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000495
Articles: Online Only

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:

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