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Comparison of Different Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training Methods

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

July 3, 2009
July 6, 2009
July 2008
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Kruskal-Wallis test [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Comparison of Different Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training Methods
Comparison of Four Different AED Training Methods in Three Different Age Groups

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.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Improvement of BLS/AED Training Programmes
  • Other: Different self-training methods
    Self training with MiniAnne Training Kit
  • Other: Standard training
    Instructor-based training meeting ERC directions
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Standard training
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Standard training
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Standard training
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Different self-training methods
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Enrolling by invitation
396
December 2009
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
15 Years and older
Yes
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NCT00932906
Ed-2008-06
Yes
Wiebe de Vries, Doczero
Doczero
Laerdal Medical
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
Doczero
July 2009

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