Reforming Pediatric Procedural Training

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2005 by Children's Hospital Boston.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Association of Pediatric Program Directors
Information provided by:
Children's Hospital Boston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00115596
First received: June 23, 2005
Last updated: June 26, 2005
Last verified: June 2005
  Purpose

This study is designed to evaluate a formal curriculum for teaching basic procedures to pediatric interns at Children's Hospital, Boston. The incoming class of interns for the academic year '05-06 will be randomly assigned to participate in the curriculum or not. Four procedures including intravenous catheter insertion, venipuncture (blood drawing), bag-and-mask ventilation, and lumbar puncture (spinal tap) will be taught. Interns will then be tested on their ability to perform these skills on anatomic models and on live patients. Our hypothesis is that interns receiving the formal curriculum will be more confident and more successful in performing these procedures than those who do not.


Condition Intervention
Health Personnel
Healthy
Procedure: Formal Curriculum; Low-Fidelity Simulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Reforming Pediatric Procedural Training: Developing an Evidence-Based Curriculum

Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital Boston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Percent successful IV placement over 6 months
  • 2. Percent successful venipunctures over 6 months
  • 3. Score on lumbar puncture subcomponent checklist on simulator at 6 months
  • 4. Score on bag mask ventilation subcomponent checklist on simulator at 6 months.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Bag Mask Ventilation: 1. Percentage able to successfully ventilate simulator at 0 and 6 months
  • 2. Average score on subcomponent checklist at 6 months
  • 3. Average time to success at 0 and 6 months
  • 4. Score (%) on written test at 0 and 6 months
  • 5. Average likert scale scores on confidence with procedures at 6 months
  • IV insertion: 1. Percent successful PIV insertion on simulator at 0 and 6 months
  • 2. Score (%) on subcomponent checklist at 0 and 6 months
  • 3. Score (%) on written test at 0 and 6 months
  • 4. Average likert scale scores on confidence with procedures at 6 months
  • Venipuncture: 1. Percent successful VP insertion on simulator at 0 and 6 months
  • Lumbar puncture: 1. Percentage of atraumatic LP attempts over 6 months
  • 2. Score (%) on subcomponent checklist on simulator at 6 months
  • 3. Score (%) on subcomponent checklist on first live patient LP
  • 4. Number of attempts needed to demonstrate competence
  • 5. Score (%) on written test at 0 and 6 months
  • 6. Average likert scale scores on confidence with procedures at 6 months

Estimated Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2006
  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric Intern in the Boston Combined Residency Program for AY '05-'06

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Boston
Association of Pediatric Program Directors
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael G Gaies, MD MPH Childrens's Hospital, Boston
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00115596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CH 05-05-040
Study First Received: June 23, 2005
Last Updated: June 26, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Boston:
Procedure
Training
Simulation
Pediatrics
Curriculum
Evaluation

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 19, 2014