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Comparison of Two Summative Assessment Methods in Advanced Life Support Courses

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03412032
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 26, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:
Several approaches for summative assessment during Advanced Life Support courses are used. The most commonly used method during European Resuscitation (ERC) Council Life Support Courses is that 1 instructor is miming a whole team, and the candidate has to lead this "team" through a scenario; another variant of the summative assessment (mainly used by American Heart Association (AHA) Courses) is with a group of students, where one student is the team leader to be assessed and the others are his team not being assessed. The second approach might be more realistic; however there is no evidence around with regard to effectiveness (pass/fail rate, ability to test non-technical skills (NTS)) or participant/assessor satisfaction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Self-Assessment Other: assessment Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 220 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Comparison of Two Summative Assessment Methods in Advanced Life Support Courses - a Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : December 2, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Checkup

Arm Intervention/treatment
ERC
Assessment as used by the European Resuscitation Council
Other: assessment
different assessments in both arms

AHA
Assessment as used by the American Heart Association
Other: assessment
different assessments in both arms




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Team leadership [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the assessment is completed ]
    Subjective rating of team leadership



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All medical students at the University of Bern, study year 2017/2018, 5th and 6th study year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refusal to participate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03412032


Contacts
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Contact: Sabine Nabecker +4131 632 3965 sabine.nabecker@insel.ch

Locations
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Switzerland
University of Bern Recruiting
Bern, Switzerland
Contact: Sabine Nabecker, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Investigators
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Study Chair: Robert Greif University of Bern, Switzerland

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Responsible Party: University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03412032     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ILS_2017/2018
First Posted: January 26, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No