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Learning and Retention of Tracheal Intubation by Medical Students: Comparison of Standard Intubation Teaching Against Video-guided Intubation Teaching.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00966524
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Purpose: This study is designed to assess the impact of teaching tracheal intubation using video-guided feedback on the ability to perform and maintain this clinical skill by medical students.

Hypothesis: We hypothesise that, for novices, video-guided feedback provided during tracheal intubation will improve learning and retention of this clinical skill compared to standard teaching using direct visualization feedback.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Endotracheal Intubation Procedure: Endotracheal intubation

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Learning and Retention of Tracheal Intubation by Medical Students: Comparison of Standard Intubation Teaching Against Video-guided Intubation Teaching.
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Study Completion Date : June 2010
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Video
Teaching tracheal intubation to medical students using video-guided feedback during the procedure.
Procedure: Endotracheal intubation
Pregraduates medical students will be randomized to perform endotracheal intubation with video-guided feedback (experimental arm) or endotracheal intubation using direct visualization feedback (standard technique).
Active Comparator: Standard
Teaching tracheal intubation to medical students using direct visualization feedback during the procedure.
Procedure: Endotracheal intubation
Pregraduates medical students will be randomized to perform endotracheal intubation with video-guided feedback (experimental arm) or endotracheal intubation using direct visualization feedback (standard technique).


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ease to intubate (time and number of attempts required to perform intubation) and retention of the competency (short and mid-term) [ Time Frame: Within a week and at 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Medical students' satisfaction towards the teaching technique and their ability to perform tracheal intubation. [ Time Frame: At 6 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Limited experience with tracheal intubation (less than 5 intubations under supervision)
  • Pre-graduate medical students in their 2 clinical yea
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00966524


Locations
Canada, Quebec
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Hôpital Notre-Dame)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: François Girard, MD Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr François Girard, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00966524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FG 2010-001
First Posted: August 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM):
Endotracheal intubation