Using the TIDieR checklist to describe the intervention of the Sedation and Weaning in Children (SANDWICH) trial

Tume, LN ORCID:, Blackwood, B, McAuley, D, Morris, K, Peters, M, Jordan, J, Walsh, T and McIlmurray, L 2022, 'Using the TIDieR checklist to describe the intervention of the Sedation and Weaning in Children (SANDWICH) trial' , Nursing in Critical Care , pp. 1-8.

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Aim: The aim of this paper is to describe our experience of the using the TIDieR checklist in reporting a recent trial of sedation and ventilation weaning in critically children (the SANDWICH trial) Methods: The Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) 12-point checklist has been used to detail and describe the specific SANDWICH trial intervention and methods of implementation. Results/Discussion: Overall, we found the checklist a useful tool to direct and ensure consistency of reporting of our complex intervention used in a multicentre clinical trial. We experienced some minor limitations in classifying training materials and delivery mode into one item due to the overlapping nature of this component. Conclusion: Using the TIDieR checklist to report complex interventions tested in trials provides a structured, systematic way of describing necessary detail. This allows clinicians to understand the theory behind the intervention, how it should be delivered, and the resources required. Relevance to Clinical Practice: The SANDWICH intervention had a significant beneficial effect on reducing time on ventilation for children. The detailed description of the team-based intervention will aid replication, implementation and monitoring of fidelity in other PICUs.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing in Critical Care
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1362-1017
Funders: NIHR HTA
Depositing User: Dr Lyvonne Tume
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 10:41
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 09:01

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