Optimising clinical performance during resuscitation using video evaluation

Postgrad Med J. 2017 Aug;93(1102):449-453. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134357. Epub 2016 Dec 16.


Video evaluation of resuscitation is becoming increasingly integrated into practice in a number of clinical settings. The purpose of this review article is to examine how video may enhance clinical care during resuscitation. As healthcare and available therapeutic interventions evolve, re-evaluation of accepted paradigms requires data to describe current practice and support change. Analysis of video recordings affords creation of a framework to evaluate individual and team performance and develop unique and tailored strategies to optimise care delivery. While video has been used in a number of non-clinical settings, there has been a recent increase of video systems in the prehospital and other clinical areas. This paper reviews the key opportunities in the emergency department-based resuscitation setting to enhance ergonomics, technical and non-technical skills-at both team and individual level-through video-assisted care performance analysis and feedback.


Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team / standards
  • Resuscitation / standards*
  • Video Recording*