TABLE 2

PRSES: Individual Item Performance and Factor Analysis

Cronbach α If Item DeletedFactor 1Factor 2
When confronted with a clinically deteriorating child, I know when to ask for assistance0.8970.922−0.116
When confronted with a clinically deteriorating child, I know how to ask for assistance0.8960.902−0.070
I am confident that I could provide effective bag-mask ventilation for a child in respiratory arrest0.8940.7550.115
I can usually identify a child who is clinically deteriorating0.8990.7370.030
I am confident that I could provide effective chest compressions for a child in cardiac arrest0.8940.7070.166
I am confident that I could use the defibrillator for a child suffering a life-threatening dysrhythmia0.8940.4300.427
If faced with a child in SVT, I could effectively administer a dose of adenosine0.896−0.1170.971
If I know a child's wt, it is easy for me to draw up and administer a code dose of intravenous epinephrine0.896−0.0680.921
I can identify common life-threatening dysrhythmias (SVT), VT, and VF0.8890.1950.724
During a code event, I would be able to locate necessary equipment in the code cart0.8940.2540.594
  • Overall Cronbach α = 0.905. Factor analysis rotation method: direct oblimin with Kaiser normalization. SVT, supraventricular tachycardia; VF, ventricular fibrillation; VT, ventricular tachycardia.