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The Use of Statistical Process Control Charts to Evaluate Interprofessional Education Sessions Embedded Into a Pediatric Emergency In situ Resuscitation Program

Pirie, Jonathan, MD, MEd, FRCPC; Cardenas, Sandra, MD; Seleem, Wail, MD; Kljujic, Dragan, MSc; Schneeweiss, Suzan, MD, MEd, FRCPC; Glanfield, Carrie, RN, MN; Principi, Tania, MD, MSc, FRCPC

doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000336
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Summary Statement The rigorous evaluation of simulation in healthcare to improve resuscitations and team functioning can be challenging. Statistical process control (SPC) charts present a unique methodology to enable statistical rigor when evaluating simulation. This article presents a brief overview of SPC charts and its advantages over traditional before and after methodologies, followed by an exemplar using SPC to evaluate an in situ team training program with embedded interprofessional education sessions.

From the University of Toronto (J.P.); Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (J.P.), Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (S.C.), Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico; Pediatric Emergency Medicine (W.S.), Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad, Qatar; College of Family Physicians of Canada (D.K.), Mississauga; and Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (S.S., C.G., T.P.), The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Reprints: Jonathan Pirie, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Project Investigator, Population Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada (e-mail: jonathan.pirie@sickkids.ca).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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