Comparison of Different Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training Methods

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Laerdal Medical
Information provided by:
Doczero
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00932906
First received: July 3, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
  Purpose

This study is a prospective, randomized trial that compares the effectiveness and retention of four different training methods for the use of an AED:

A. Traditional instructor based learning;

B. The use of a personal manikin with a DVD training to practice the necessary AED skills;

C. The use of a personal manikin with a DVD training to practice the necessary AED skills and additional scenario training;

D. Watching a 2.5 minutes DVD which shows the use of an AED.

It is hypnotised that there are no differences between these training methods, in which case method D is most efficient to reach large number of people to learn BLS/AED skills.

There are two interesting target groups to reach:

  1. Younger people, as they might give the highest interest after training, as they normally live longer.
  2. Older people as they are member of the most important group in risk and have therefore a higher change of being a witness of cardiac arrest.

As there might be differences in the results between different training methods than can be related to age, each training group is distinguished to three different groups:

  1. 21 years of younger;
  2. between 21 and 50 years;
  3. older than 50 years.

It is hypnotised that there are no differences between younger and older students within each of the four training methods.


Condition Intervention
Improvement of BLS/AED Training Programmes
Other: Different self-training methods
Other: Standard training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Comparison of Four Different AED Training Methods in Three Different Age Groups

Further study details as provided by Doczero:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Kruskal-Wallis test [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 396
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Instructor based training; <21 years
The instructor based training is a 1.25 hour training as described by the ERC in their standard training program [ref; navragen bij Koen] and using the ERC PowerPoint presentation. There is one manikin and one AED trainer per six students. The group consists out of 12 students maximal, with one instructor per six students.
Other: Standard training
Instructor-based training meeting ERC directions
Placebo Comparator: Instructor based training; 21-50 years
The instructor based training is a 1.25 hour training as described by the ERC in their standard training program [ref; navragen bij Koen] and using the ERC PowerPoint presentation. There is one manikin and one AED trainer per six students. The group consists out of 12 students maximal, with one instructor per six students.
Other: Standard training
Instructor-based training meeting ERC directions
Placebo Comparator: Instructor based training; >50 years
The instructor based training is a 1.25 hour training as described by the ERC in their standard training program [ref; navragen bij Koen] and using the ERC PowerPoint presentation. There is one manikin and one AED trainer per six students. The group consists out of 12 students maximal, with one instructor per six students.
Other: Standard training
Instructor-based training meeting ERC directions
Experimental: Video Skill Training; <21 years
Participants practise AED skills, watching a 4.5-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video Skill Training; 21-50 years
Participants practise AED skills, watching a 4.5-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video Skill Training; >50 years
Participants practise AED skills, watching a 4.5-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video scenario training; <21 years
Participants practises AED skills, watching a 9-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock, and additional two scenarios, in each of which they practice the BLS/AED procedure.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video scenario training; 21-50 years
Participants practises AED skills, watching a 9-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock, and additional two scenarios, in each of which they practice the BLS/AED procedure.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video scenario training; >50 years
Participants practises AED skills, watching a 9-min video in a single uninterrupted session. There is no instructor available. The video demonstrates the use of an AED; when to use it, how to turn it on, how to attach the electrodes, keeping distance and delivering a shock, and additional two scenarios, in each of which they practice the BLS/AED procedure.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video demonstration training; <21 years
Participants watch a 2.5 minutes video demonstration of the use of an AED, in a single uninterrupted session, without hands-on practice.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video demonstration training; 21-50 years
Participants watch a 2.5 minutes video demonstration of the use of an AED, in a single uninterrupted session, without hands-on practice.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
Experimental: Video demonstration training; >50 years
Participants watch a 2.5 minutes video demonstration of the use of an AED, in a single uninterrupted session, without hands-on practice.
Other: Different self-training methods
Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • willing to follow a BLS/AED course up to 2h

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CPR training within the last five years
  • professional health care provider
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00932906

Sponsors and Collaborators
Doczero
Laerdal Medical
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wiebe de Vries, MSc Doczero
Study Director: Koenraad Monsieurs, Professor University Hospital, Ghent
Study Chair: Joost Bierens, Professor VU Medical Centre
Study Chair: Rudolph Koster, PhD MD Academical Medical Centre Amsterdam
Study Chair: Nigel M Turner, PhD MD Medicine, Wilhelmina Children Hospital - University Medical Centre Utrecht
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Wiebe de Vries, Doczero
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00932906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ed-2008-06
Study First Received: July 3, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)

Keywords provided by Doczero:
Education
Retention
Retrieval
Self training

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