International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Effectiveness of High Fidelity Video-Assisted Real-Time Simulation: A Comparison of Three Training Methods for Acute Pediatric Emergencies

Table 1

Clinical performance scores by educational group.

GroupPBL ( )PALS ( )VARS ( ) value

Pretraining34,43 (11,65)35,50 (7,99)35,67 (13,36)0.953
Posttraining 150,79 (9,50)60,86 (9,00)68,80 (9,63)0.000
Posttraining 260,64 (13,4)63,50 (13,20)73,60 (11,34)0.013

Pretraining scores (means and standard deviations) were equivalent for the PBL, PALS, and VARS group ( value ). There is a significant increase in mean checklist scores before and after intervention for all educational groups ( value < 0.001). Also these results show a significant difference between educational groups with VARS group showing the highest checklist scores on both posttraining assessment 1 and 2 ( value resp. <0.001 and 0.01).

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