Patient Safety Skills for Medical Students
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03221153|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 18, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 18, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice||Procedure: Simulation techique||Not Applicable|
Undergraduate training in patient safety and healthcare quality is often overlooked by medical curricula.
Simulation techniques have been used in different subjects as a support for learning invasive techniques in surgical areas, but it has not been used to improve knowledge and performance on patient quality domains that would be applied in real life scenarios.
This project is a randomized trial for medical students undertaking the course in "Quality and Patient Safety". The authors will randomized students at the beginning of each rotation into two groups: a) an intervention group (where students will take the simulation and will be evaluated by a final written exam); and b) a control group (where students will take only the usual teaching in classrooms and will be evaluated with the same written exam). Furthermore, students will be asked to fill a questionnaire to obtain their attitudes and knowledge about the topics in quality and safety in healthcare.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||140 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Randomized controlled trial of two educational interventions|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Masking only at the level of outcome assessor as this is an educational intervention.|
|Official Title:||Simulation for the Evaluation of General Skills in Patient Safety and Quality in Undergraduate Medical Students|
|Study Start Date :||August 25, 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 1, 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 1, 2017|
No Intervention: No Intervention
This is the control group. Participants in this group will take the usual course without simulation techniques.
This is the intervention group. Participants in this group will to take the course with simulation techniques.
Procedure: Simulation techique
The intervention group will be in a simulated case with mock scenarios and interaction by 'acting out' the clinical situation where knowledge and attitudes about safety in hospitalized patients will be assessed.
- Mean score of skills and knowledge about quality and patient safety [ Time Frame: One year ]Assessed by questionnaire evaluation of knowledge in the area of patient safety and quality of healthcare using a multiple choice question examination and a survey. This outcome is measured in a scale from 0 to 100 individually and it will be averaged throughout each group.
- Qualitative Evaluation of Attitudes and preferences towards patient safety [ Time Frame: One year ]Assessed by interview of individuals about their attitudes and behaviours
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03221153
|Contact: Karla Pachecho, MD||+528120339000 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Ana Villalpando||+5281 email@example.com|
|Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine||Recruiting|
|Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 64710|
|Contact: Federico Ramos, PhD +528188882107 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Karla Pacheco, MD||Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterey|