Table 3

Multiple logistic regression model* comparing odds of first attempt failure during initial training 1 (n=32) with nursing characteristics

CharacteristicOR of first attempt failure
(95% CI)
Total years of PICU nursing experience0.98 (0.94 to 1.03)
Number of paediatric codes attended last year0.91 (0.72 to 1.16)
Number of paediatric mock codes attended last year1.18 (0.78 to 1.76)
Number of code cart used last year0.91 (0.71 to 1.16)
Time since last paediatric code 
 ≤6 monthsref
 >6 months0.72 (0.39 to 1.33)
Time since last paediatric mock code 
 ≤6 monthsref
 >6 months0.74 (0.29 to 1.87)
Time since last code cart use 
 ≤6 monthsref
 >6 months0.96 (0.45 to 2.03)
Time since last Paediatric Advanced Life Support training 
 ≤6 monthsref
 >6 months3.35 (1.49, 7.53)
Comfort in finding equipment on paediatric code cart
(Self-reported scale 1–5, 1–uncomfortable, 3– neutral, 5–comfortable)
 1 or 2ref
 3, 4, or 53.63 (1.14, 11.58)
Preparedness in managing the code cart during codes
(Self-reported scale 1–5, 1–unprepared, 3–neutral, 5–prepared)
 20.29 (0.11, 0.76)
 30.11 (0.03, 0.47)
 4 or 50.09 (0.02, 0.45)
  • *All covariates listed were included in the final logistic regression model.

  • †Bold values were statistically significant.

  • PICU, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.