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CPR Refresher Role in Retaining Psychomotor Skills (RefCPR)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03584867
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 16, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sultan Qaboos University

Brief Summary:
The study aims to measure the effectiveness of refresher training after six months of baseline training on retention of CPR skills. Literature review and guidelines showed that there is significant decay in CPR skills after basic life support certification. This retention might be preserved as short as three months after basic life support certification. Frequent retraining within the standard two years of recertification was recommended. Recommendation did not specify the ideal timing and method for CPR refresher training. In this study, we are looking for a feasible, practical, easily applicable method for health care institute in order to maintain the required CPR skills. This study will be a randomized control trial in which the study group will be tested for their CPR skills at six and twelve months after CPR training before the start of the study and after six months assessment. The control group will be tested after twelve months from the initial training at the start of the research and with no CPR refresher in between. The outcome of the study will assess the effectiveness of a BLS refresher training at six months on retention of quality of CPR skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Arrest Other: refresher training at six months Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective study that will enrol nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists of the Sultan Taboos university hospital,emergency departments from February 2018 until February 2019. All participants will be verbally consented before enrolment. Participants can withdraw from the study at any stage. All subjects will be assessed initially for their baseline skills of CPR. Assessment will be through measuring the baseline performance of the subjects. This will be two minutes of CPR in which chest compression rate, depth, chest recoil, interruption and ventilation will be assessed. CPR meter device will be used in each CPR assessment throughout the study. After that, all participants will receive CPR training which includes 15minutes standard CPR video followed by five minutes instructor- led teaching in manikins. Individual CPR performance will be assessed for each subject and data will be collected using a standardized data collection sheet. Next, groups will be randomized into two different groups using stratified sampling method to account for the years of experience. Participants will be divided into groups based on experience; 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20 and more than 20 years. Research randomizer ( program will be used for this purpose. Then, subjects will be randomized into study(group1) and control(group2) group. Both groups will be called after 6 months. Pre-assessment test will be conducted, which is similar to the baseline assessment test, for both groups using the same standardized data collection sheet. Then, study group will receive refresher training of CPR while the control group will be released with no training. Six months later, both groups will be called and CPR skills will be assessed again.

CPR performance will be monitor and assessed by using Little Anne manikin which has quality CPR (QCPR) monitoring through smart devises. This will provide data for each performer including chest compression rate and depth, chest recoil and adequate ventilation. Data of each subject will be stored in the devise and then will be transferred to software for storage and analysis.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized controlled study. Experimental group would receive a refresher training at six months wherease the control receive not training.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Scheduled CPR Refresher Training Role in Retaining Psychomotor Skills
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: study Group
refresher CPR
Other: refresher training at six months
a 5 cycles of 30:2 compression to ventilation ratio will be offered to experimental group at six months from BLS certification.

No Intervention: control
NO refresher

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Chest compression [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Chest compression rate ( number of compression per minute) Descriptive statistics will be presented as a mean ± standard deviation by using student t-test

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ventilation rate [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    adequate or not adequate

  2. time of interruption [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    measured in seconds

  3. depth of compression [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    measured in millimetres

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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:

  • All sultan Taboos university hospital staff in emergency department( nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists) who received basic life support training
  • Age more than 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical illnesses that interfere with chest compression (back pain, wrist pain, knee pain)
  • Pregnancy
  • Providers who are scheduled for refresher training

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03584867

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Contact: Mahmood ALjufaili, M.D. 97191919
Contact: Hajer AlJadidi, M.D. 92674471

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Sultan Qaboos University Not yet recruiting
Muscat, Oman, 115
Contact: Mahmood Aljufaili, M.D.    97191919   
Contact: Hajar AlJadidi, M.D.    92674471   
Principal Investigator: Mahmood AlJufaili, M.D.         
Sultan Qaboos university hospital Recruiting
Muscat, Oman
Contact: Hajar jadidi, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sultan Qaboos University
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Principal Investigator: Mahmood AlJufaili, M.D. Sultan Qaboos University

Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: Sultan Qaboos University Identifier: NCT03584867     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SQU-EC/023/18
First Posted: July 12, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 16, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Confidentiality issue

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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 Sultan Qaboos University:
Basic life support
CPR skills
High quality CPR

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases