Moderate Sedation Educational Software
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||moderate sedation training|
|Treatments||paper based training, web based training|
|Sponsor||University of Utah|
|Start date||April 2007|
|End date||June 2014|
|Trial size||80 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00708760, 23011, University of Utah VIP grant|
We propose to develop and evaluate an interactive education software for administering moderate sedation by non-anesthesiologists.
web based learning group
paper based learning group
to determine which group - web based or paper based is more effective
time frame: at the end of simulation
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - general nursing staff at the University of Utah - currently required to obtain moderate sedation training - an equal basis all clinicians in the respective departments Exclusion Criteria: - nurses and other personnel who do not administer moderate sedation
|Official title||Moderate Sedation Education Software|
|Principal investigator||James Agutter|
|Description||The course will be founded upon JCAHO's and ASA's guidelines for sedation, emphasizing the concepts with animations, audio, scenarios, and quizzes. Interactive feedback will be incorporated to guide the clinician during the course. The course will be offered commercially over the World Wide Web, with successful completion providing continuing medical education (CME) credit. It will fulfill JCAHO recommended guidelines. In a controlled simulated environment, the hypothesis that the web based training protocol will provide the practitioner the knowledge base necessary to manage the four scenarios as well or better than practitioners completing the standard moderate sedation certification course will be tested. 1) Evaluate the effectiveness of the course. The University of Utah Center for Patient Simulation is an ideal environment to evaluate the efficacy of a web-based training course. The new web-based course will be compared to standard course material and lessons. We will recruit 40 nurses who administer moderate sedation at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Half of the nurses will receive traditional training (typical course and guidelines published from the literature), and half will receive the web-based course. Users will be tested on their knowledge of moderate sedation with four moderate sedation scenarios, in which the simulated patient experiences over-sedation, apnea, and excessive pain.|
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