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Team Training Approach Yields Significant Improvement in Pediatric Code Outcomes

Thanks to a new training approach, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford have seen pediatric code event survival rates jump from 40 percent to 60 percent. The key?

Training all staff, not just doctors and nurses. "In the new study, we involved the entire code team, from attending physicians to security guards, to give everyone the practice they needed to be expert in their roles," said lead author Lynda Knight, RN, MSN. The study aimed to make sure each staff member was ready to take on his or her assigned role, and to ensure that a code team leader was trained and ready to orchestrate the full staff response.

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