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A Comparison of Clinical Simulation and Classical Learning for Airway Management in Medical Students

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Leopoldo Ferrer, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota

Brief Summary:
Multiple studies have shown clinical simulation benefits over classical learning method. Research on simulation of airway management has focused on endotracheal intubation training, while research on ventilation via facemask is scant. The investigators compared both learning methods regarding the acquirement of basic skills for airway management by medical students. Students in the clinical simulation group received a 3-hour training on airway management on the first day of their 28-day anesthesia rotation, while classical learning did not. On the last day of rotation, participants were evaluated based on a validated instrument of scores. Primary outcome was airway management scores. Secondary outcomes were rate of success of intubation and incidence of complications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Educational Activities Other: Clinical Simulation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 102 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Title: A Comparison of Clinical Simulation and Classical Learning for Airway Management in Medical Students: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : August 20, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 20, 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 20, 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Clinical Simulation Other: Clinical Simulation
No Intervention: Classical Learning

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Airway management score [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Successful intubation rate [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  2. Incidence of complications [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Last year medical students at Universidad de los Andes
  • Over 18 year old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous elective anesthesia rotation
  • Motor deficit affecting the upper limbs
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Responsible Party: Leopoldo Ferrer, Anesthesiologist, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota Identifier: NCT03071367    
Other Study ID Numbers: CCEI-1357-2012
First Posted: March 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
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
Keywords provided by Leopoldo Ferrer, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota:
Airway Management
Medical students
Intratracheal intubation
Educational Technology