Table 1

Characteristics of nursing participants (n=32)

CharacteristicSummary Value
Total PICU nursing experience years (median, IQR)3 (1.4, 8)
DHMC PICU nursing experience years (median, IQR)3 (1.4, 6)
Total nursing experience years (median, IQR)8 (5, 20.3)
Number of paediatric codes attended last year (median, IQR)1 (0, 2)
Number of paediatric mock codes attended in last year (median, IQR)1 (1, 2)
Time since last paediatric code (%)
 <1 month10%
  1–6 months35%
  7–12 months16%
 >12 months39%
Time since last paediatric mock code (%)
 <1 month6%
  1–6 months47%
  7–12 months22%
 >12 months25%
Time since last Paediatric Advance Life Support training (%)
 <1 month13%
  1–6 months34%
  7–12 months19%
 >12 months34%
Number of code cart used last year (median, IQR)2 (1,3.5)
Comfort in finding equipment on paediatric code cart
 Scale 1–5, 1–uncomfortable, 3–neutral, 5–comfortable (median, IQR) 3 (2,3)
Preparedness in managing the code cart during codes.
 Scale 1–5, 1–unprepared, 3–neutral, 5–prepared (median, IQR) 3 (2,4)
Preparedness in managing defibrillator during codes.
 Scale 1–5, 1–unprepared, 3–neutral, 5–prepared (median, IQR) 3 (2,3)
  • PICU, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • DHMC, Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center