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Table 1 Survey form and numerical results

From: Pediatric in-hospital emergencies: real life experiences, previous training and the need for training among physicians and nurses

  Item Medical staff Nursing staff  
N = 53 (41.7% of medical house staff) N = 75 (18.3% of nursing house staff)
Basic data Age (years) 32.7 ± 4.8 36.2 ± 11.6  
Gender 65.8% female
34.2% male
96.4% female
3.6% male
 
Clinical practice (years) 8.2 ± 7.0 15.3 ± 10.7  
Level of qualification (Resident, specialist or consultant) (Nurse or head nurse)  
Previous experience Which critical or emergency situations did you experience so far in the hospital? (Free text) (Free text)  
In which of them did you feel the most insecure? (Free text) (Free text)  
What went good in these situations? (Free text) (Free text)  
What could have been better in these situations? (Free text) (Free text)  
Previous training How did you acquire knowledge about managing emergencies so far? (Free text, Fig. 1) (Free text, Fig. 1)  
How did you acquire practical skills (like bag-valve-mask ventilation, intubation etc.) so far? (Free text, Fig. 1) (Free text, Fig. 1)  
Individual needs assessment I have adequate knowledge to handle pediatric emergencies (Figure 2) (Figure 2)  
I have adequate skills to handle pediatric emergencies (Figure 2) (Figure 2)  
I need to have more training on…    p-value
 Pediatric basic life support 4.8 ± 0.5 4.5 ± 0.8 0.011
 Pediatric advanced life support 4.5 ± 0.7 4.2 ± 0.9 0.119
 Bag-valve-mask ventilation 4.8 ± 0.5 4.4 ± 0.9 0.002
 Endotracheal intubation 4.3 ± 0.8 3.7 ± 1.2 0.005
 Intravenous access 4.1 ± 1.3 3.2 ± 1.4 < 0.001
 Central venous access 3.8 ± 1.2 3.4 ± 1.2 0.065
 Intraosseous access 3.9 ± 1.2 3.3 ± 1.3 0.005
 Newborn life support 4.6 ± 0.8 3.4 ± 1.3 < 0.001
 Management of foreign body aspiration 4.7 ± 0.6 4.1 ± 1.0 < 0.001
 Management of unconsciousness 4.7 ± 0.6 4.2 ± 0.9 < 0.001
 Management of respiratory distress 4.7 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 1.0 < 0.001
 Management of anaphylactic reactions 4.6 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.9 0.004
 Management of seizures 4.7 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 1.0 < 0.001
 Management of arrhythmia 4.5 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 1.2 0.001
 Management of shock 4.6 ± 0.7 4.2 ± 0.9 0.008
 Management of metabolic emergencies 4.4 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 1.3 < 0.001
 Team communication 4.3 ± 0.9 4.0 ± 1.1 0.167
Which objectives for training are missing? (free text) (free text)  
I would like to participate in an interprofessional course (physicians and nurses) on pediatric emergencies. 4.7 ± 0.6 4.6 ± 0.8 0.443
  1. Mean ± standard deviation or percentages. Agreements in the individual needs assessment on Likert scale from 1 (totally disagree) to 5 (totally agree)