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  1. Colquitt, James D. Jr. PhD, RRT-ACCS, CHSOS
  2. Walker, Angela B. MSN, RN-BC
  3. Haney, Nancy S. AAS, NREMT-A


The Pit Crew Resuscitation model for team performance was designed to facilitate emergency team performance. This article documents observations during model implementation to the in-hospital setting. Low-fidelity simulations were evaluated on medical-surgical nursing units. Six significant findings were obtained: finder confusion, first responder chaos, leaderless teams, equipment disorder, limited space, and disjointed integration. Recommendations were developed and tested. Research is needed to develop training methods for in-hospital application.