Background: The impact of an ongoing in-situ interprofessional neonatal resuscitation simulation program (NeoSim) on participants’ perception of its usefulness and resuscitation outcomes in clinical practice was assessed. Method: A mixed methods approach was undertaken. Content analysis using the New World Kirkpatrick Model was undertaken on survey-based feedback responses post-NeoSim workshop attendance between 2012 and 2018. Clinical outcomes were compared between two epochs: 2007-2011 (pre-NeoSim) and 2012-2018 (post-NeoSim). Results: Professional development, communication, and teamwork were the key learning outcomes identified. NeoSim was associated with a decrease in deaths, need for suction, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, intubation, chest compressions, and adrenaline use during resuscitation at birth. Conclusions: NeoSim was associated with perceived improvements in practitioner behavioral skills and a decrease in need for resuscitation at birth, supporting its ongoing role in clinical practice.
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