S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Emergency Medicine (응급의학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_응급의학전공)
COMPARISON OF TRADITIONAL ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) COURSE INSTRUCTION VS. A SCENARIO-BASED, PERFORMANCE ORIENTED TEAM INSTRUCTION (SPOTI) METHOD FOR KOREAN PARAMEDIC STUDENTS
- Lee, Christopher C.; Im, Mark; Kim, Tae Min; Stapleton, Edward R.; Suh, Gil Joon; Henry, Mark C.; Singer, Adam J.; Kim, Kyuseok
- Issue Date
- ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
- JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE; Vol.38 1; 89-92
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); international emergency medicine; Korean paramedic students
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course instruction involves a 2-day course with traditional lectures and limited team interaction. We wish to explore the advantages of a scenario-based performance-oriented team instruction (SPOT]) method to implement core ACLS skills for non-English-speaking international paramedic students. The objective of this study was to determine if scenario-based, performance-oriented team instruction (SPOTI) improves educational outcomes for the ACLS instruction of Korean paramedic students. Thirty Korean paramedic students were randomly selected into two groups. One group of 15 students was taught the traditional ACLS course. The other 15 students were instructed using a SPOTI method. Each group was tested using ACLS megacode examinations endorsed by the American Heart Association. All 30 students passed the ACLS megacode examination. In the traditional ACLS study group an average of 85% of the core skills were met. In the SPOTI study group an average of 93% of the core skills were met. In particular, the SPOTI study group excelled at physical examination skills such as airway opening, assessment of breathing, signs of circulation, and compression rates. In addition, the SPOTI group performed with higher marks on rhythm recognition compared to the traditional group. The traditional group performed with higher marks at providing proper drug dosages compared to the SPOTI students. However, the students enrolled in the SPOTI method resulted in higher megacode core compliance scores compared to students trained in traditional ACLS course instruction. These differences did not achieve statistical significance due to the small sample size. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc.
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