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Impact of Simulator-based Training in Transoesophageal Echocardiography (ISITOE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02537639
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:
The investigators would like to evaluate how well intensive care trainees without previous experience in transesophageal echocardiography are able to perform a transesophageal echocardiography study in the clinical setting after completing a simulator based training compared to conventional training.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Imaging of Heart Disease Device: Transesophageal echocardiography simulator

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impact of Simulator-based Training in Transoesophageal Echocardiography
Study Start Date : May 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Control group
Control group. Standard teaching in transesophageal echocardiography.
Intervention group
Intervention group. Additional teaching with a transesophageal echocardiography simulator.
Device: Transesophageal echocardiography simulator



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of acquired images [ Time Frame: After training completion, expected to be on average between 1 and no more than 5 days ]
    Assessed by two cardiologists based on predefined quality criteria


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time needed to perform the examination [ Time Frame: After training completion, expected to be on average between 1 and no more than 5 days ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Trainees in critical care
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No prior hands-on training in echocardiography
  • Trainee in critical care
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Prior hands-on training in echocardiography

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02537639


Locations
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Switzerland
Department for Critical Care
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Andreas Bloch Department for critical care, university hospital bern
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Responsible Party: University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02537639    
Other Study ID Numbers: Andreas Bloch
First Posted: September 1, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
Simulator in transesophageal echocardiography
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases