Virtual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training During the COVID-19 Crisis?
Keywords:Virtual education, Traditional education, Medical Intern, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training using the combined training method and the traditional method on knowledge and check the skills of medical interns.
Methods: This semi-experimental before and after the study was conducted on 50 interns of the emergency medicine course at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (Ramsar Campus). Thirty individuals received traditional training (4-hour theory class, live demonstration, and practice on mannequins), and a group of 20 individuals received combined training with virtual training (theoretical training in the form of a video).
Results: The findings showed that the average knowledge score after training was 16.2 in the traditional group and 17 in the combined group, which did not show any statistically significant difference (P=0.529). The average skill level of these individuals in the traditional group was equal to 11 and in the combined group was equal to 11.5 and there was no significant difference (P=0.895). But the findings indicate an increase in the knowledge and skills of the individual in the two groups after the training (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The findings of the present study showed that virtual education has not caused a disturbance in the improvement of students' acquired knowledge and skills in traditional education, and this can be used as a less expensive and more suitable method than the traditional method in the conditions of lack of resources and time or COVID-19 related quarantines.
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.
Conflicts of interest:
SA and AB wrote the study protocol, collected datasets, SA, AB, FR and RF performed statistical analyses, and wrote the manuscript.
The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Ramsar Campus- Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences with the code IR.MAZUMS.RIB.REC.1400.062.
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