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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-crossover
Time perspective prospective
web based learning group
web based training
read and view selected web based material, test skills learned in simulator lab
paper based learning group
paper based training
read selected material, test skills learned in simulator lab

Primary Outcomes

to determine which group - web based or paper based is more effective
time frame: at the end of simulation

Eligibility Criteria

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

Additional Information

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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2012.
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