The project team at the University of Louisville School of Medicine created an inter-professional, simulation‐enhanced, team‐based "code blue" (In‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest or IHCA) curriculum to improve house staff comfort and preparedness to perform various resuscitation skills during "code blue," and to serve as code team leader.
Project Author: Lorrel E. Brown, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Stable Ventricular Tachycardia with deterioration to Pulseless VT/VF Cardiac Arrest
Primary Goal: To improve the ACLS algorithm adherence and leadership skills of medicine residents when responding to in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) in the ICU.
Secondary Goal: To improve inter-professional communication, leadership, and teamwork during code blue (including RN, RT, and pharmacy) in the ICU.
Upon completion of this curriculum, participants will: