Moderate Sedation Educational Software

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Jim Agutter, University of Utah.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jim Agutter, University of Utah

Brief Summary:
We propose to develop and evaluate an interactive education software for administering moderate sedation by non-anesthesiologists.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Moderate Sedation Training Behavioral: paper based training Behavioral: web based training

Detailed Description:

The course will be founded upon JCAHO's and ASA's guidelines for sedation, emphasizing the concepts with animations, audio, scenarios, and quizzes. Interactive feedback will be incorporated to guide the clinician during the course. The course will be offered commercially over the World Wide Web, with successful completion providing continuing medical education (CME) credit. It will fulfill JCAHO recommended guidelines. In a controlled simulated environment, the hypothesis that the web based training protocol will provide the practitioner the knowledge base necessary to manage the four scenarios as well or better than practitioners completing the standard moderate sedation certification course will be tested.

1) Evaluate the effectiveness of the course. The University of Utah Center for Patient Simulation is an ideal environment to evaluate the efficacy of a web-based training course. The new web-based course will be compared to standard course material and lessons. We will recruit 40 nurses who administer moderate sedation at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Half of the nurses will receive traditional training (typical course and guidelines published from the literature), and half will receive the web-based course. Users will be tested on their knowledge of moderate sedation with four moderate sedation scenarios, in which the simulated patient experiences over-sedation, apnea, and excessive pain.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Moderate Sedation Education Software
Study Start Date : April 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2014

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
web based learning group
Behavioral: web based training
read and view selected web based material, test skills learned in simulator lab
paper based learning group
Behavioral: paper based training
read selected material, test skills learned in simulator lab

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to determine which group - web based or paper based is more effective [ Time Frame: at the end of simulation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
nurses providing moderate sedation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • general nursing staff at the University of Utah
  • currently required to obtain moderate sedation training
  • an equal basis all clinicians in the respective departments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • nurses and other personnel who do not administer moderate sedation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00708760

United States, Utah
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: James Agutter University of Utah

Responsible Party: Jim Agutter, PI, University of Utah Identifier: NCT00708760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 23011
University of Utah VIP grant
First Posted: July 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Jim Agutter, University of Utah:
web based learning
moderate sedation