Peers Vs Professionals in Basic Life Support Training

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Damascus University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Basic Life Support Training Course

Treatments

Other: Basic life support training

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03511872
2210110616

Details and patient eligibility

About

An Evaluation of Peer-led basic life support training course compared with professional-led course in a limited resource environment; A randomized controlled trial

Full description

Peer training has been identified as a useful tool for delivering undergraduate training in basic life support (BLS) which is fundamental as an initial response in cases of emergency. This study aimed to (1) Evaluate the efficacy of peer-led model in basic life support training among medical students in their first three years of study, compared to professional-led training and (2) To assess the efficacy of the course program and students' satisfaction of peer-led training. A randomized controlled trial with blinded assessors will be conducted on 72 medical students from the pre-clinical years (1st to 3rd years in Syria) at Syrian Private University. Students will be randomly assigned to peer-led or to professional-led training group for one-day-course of basic life support skills. Analysis will be done on students who underwent checklist based assessment using objective structured clinical examination design (OSCE) (practical assessment of BLS skills) and answered BLS knowledge checkpoint-questionnaire.

Enrollment

72 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Medical student from 1st, 2nd and third year at Syrian Private University.
  • Sign the consent form.

Exclusion criteria

  • presence of any health problems preventing students from doing physical exercise.
  • any serious acute or chronic illness (infectious, psychological, physical).
  • scheduling conflict between the date of the BLS course and other faculty's classes or exams.
  • missing the course or the assessment for any reason.
  • refusing to sign the consent and having any prior experience in BLS skills (previously trained on BLS).

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

72 participants in 2 patient groups

Peers' group
Experimental group
Description:
36 Medical students are allocated randomly to Peers' group where they are trained on BLS skills by senior students. Four students from the latest three years of study in medical schools in Syria (4th, 5th, and 6th) are randomly selected and enrolled to be instructors for basic life support training course to transfer the resuscitation skills to medical students from pre-clinical years.
Treatment:
Other: Basic life support training
Professionals' group
Experimental group
Description:
36 students are allocated randomly to professionals' group where they are trained on BLS skills by professional trainers in emergency. Four professionals (2 emergency doctors, cardiologist and anesthesiologist) are leading training to the control group to deliver the basic life support training course with the same duration and content as the intervention group.
Treatment:
Other: Basic life support training

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