Table 2

Comparison of first attempt success rates between first and second training for each task (n=16)

Scenario and skillsTraining 1
Frequency of first attempt success (%)
Training 2
Frequency of first attempt success (%)
Shock: 1 year old (15 kg) 
Obtain supplies to place intravenous and send laboratories72%88%0.19
Assemble equipment to manually deliver a 300 mL bolus of normal saline84%100%0.09
Assemble and prepare equipment to initiate a dopamine infusion at 5 mcg/kg/min88%88%0.94
Assemble and prepare equipment to initiate an epinephrine infusion at 0.1 mcg/kg/min28%59%0.04
Hypoglycaemia: 1 month (5 kg) and 4 years old (20 kg)
Draw up 2 mL/kg of D10W66%88%0.09
Draw up 1 mL/kg of D50W100%100%
Respiratory distress: 1 year old (10 kg) 
Provide bag-mask ventilation with oxygen72%100%0.02
Find Yankauer and flexible suction catheters66%59%0.64
Draw up 100 mcg atropine84%82%0.86
Draw up 20 mg propofol97%100%0.46
Draw up 10 mg rocuronium100%100%
Obtain supplies to place a nasogastric tube94%100%0.29
Ventricular fibrillation: 4 years old (20 kg) 
Place bed in CPR mode, place backboard97%100%0.46
Obtain supplies for intraosseus catheter97%100%0.46
Obtain paediatric defibrillator pads and prepare for delivery of 40J shock97%100%0.46
Draw up 0.2 mg of epinephrine78%88%0.38
Draw up 20 mg of lidocaine100%100%
Draw up 100 mg of amiodarone94%100%0.29
Draw up 20 meq of sodium bicarbonate91%82%0.4
Draw up 400 mg of calcium chloride100%100%
Supraventricular tachycardia: 5 years old (18 kg)
Draw up 1.8 mg of adenosine and describe administration78%82%0.73
Charge defibrillator for 10J synchronised cardioversion91%82%0.4
  • *p values calculated via χ2 test.

  • †Bold values are statistically significant. CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; J, joules; W, water.