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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of high versus low fidelity manikins in the context of advanced life support training for improving knowledge, skill performance at course conclusion, skill performance between course conclusion and one year, skill performance at one year, skill performance in actual resuscitations,(More)
The need to exclude cervical spine injury ('clearance') in an obtunded patient poses a dilemma. The purpose of this study was to find out the current practices for tackling this situation around the country. A questionnaire was sent to all Intensive Care Units who accept injured patients. There is a great diversity in the management and investigation of(More)
AIM The cardiac arrest simulation test (CASTest) assesses resuscitation knowledge and skills during a simulated cardiac arrest. The aim of this study is to validate an alternative scoring system for measuring individual candidate performance during research involving the CASTest. METHODS The performance of 537 participants was measured using the new(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiac arrest scenario test (CASTest) is a central component of the assessment strategy on the Advanced Life Support Course. The aim of this study was to establish equivalence between the four different CASTest scenarios and investigate the impact of profession, candidate order and course centre on the pass rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
INTRODUCTION The "4-stage approach" has been widely accepted for practical skill training replacing the traditional 2 stages ("see one, do one"). However, the superior effectiveness of the 4-stage approach was never proved. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether skill training with the 4-stage approach results in shorter performance time needed for a successful(More)
BACKGROUND Each year, more than 1.5 million health care professionals receive advanced life support (ALS) training. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a blended approach to ALS training that includes electronic learning (e-learning) produces outcomes similar to those of conventional, instructor-led ALS training. DESIGN Open-label, noninferiority, randomized(More)