Simulation-based Ultrasound Training to Improve Patient Comfort and Decrease the Need for Re-examination. A Randomized Trial.
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01801462|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Conditions Related to Early Pregnancy||Other: Simulation-based training|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||52 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Simulation-based Ultrasound Training to Improve Patient Comfort and Decrease the Need for Re-examination. A Randomized Trial.|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||September 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
Experimental: Simulation-based ultrasound training
The initial training is provided on a high-fidelity Virtual-Reality (VR) simulator (Scantrainer, Medaphor). The VR simulator provides images obtained from real patients and haptic feedback from the ultrasound probe. The basic gynecologic and advanced gynecologic modules are selected for training purposes. When all modules are passed on the VR simulator, the participants receive 30 minutes of training on the low-fidelity simulator (BluePhantom) to allow participants to review the functions, they just trained, using real ultrasound equipment.
|Other: Simulation-based training|
No Intervention: Control
Participants randomized to the control group receive traditional clinical introduction locally in the departments. This may include observation and supervised practice and the different types of clinical training provided by each department are gathered through the department's head of education and registered.
- Patient comfort levels [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed for 6 months. ]Patient comfort levels is surveyed for all patients being treated in the gynecological emergency departments.
- Need for re-examination of patients [ Time Frame: 6 months ]All participants (physicians with no prior OB-GYN experience) register if they needed supervision during the ultrasound examination or if a senior gynecologists needed to perform a second ultrasound examination.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01801462
|Juliane Marie Center, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100|