Articles: ONLINE ONLYBasic Life Support Instructor Training Comparison of Instructor-Led and Self-Guided TrainingEinspruch, Eric L. PhD; Lembach, Jennifer MS; Lynch, Bonnie PhD; Lee, William PhD; Harper, Richard MD; Fleischman, Ross J. MD, MCRAuthor Information Eric L. Einspruch, PhD, is Senior Research Associate, RMC Research Corporation, Portland, Oregon. Jennifer Lembach, MS, is Evaluation Manager, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. Bonnie Lynch, PhD, is Consultant, Karuna Solutions Consulting, Portland, Oregon. William Lee, PhD, is Senior Executive Consultant, Educational Technologies Consultants, Euless, Texas. Richard Harper, MD, is Chief of Emergency Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. Ross J. Fleischman, MD, MCR, is Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon. This study was funded by the American Heart Association. One of the authors (W.L.) was an American Heart Association staff member. He helped conceptualize the study design, contributed to the development of the rating form, served as an expert rater, helped prepare the manuscript, and provided review and comment on the manuscript; he also served as the contracting officer for the study. Another author (R.H.) is a volunteer on the American Heart Association Education Subcommittee; he also participated in the development of the rating form, served as an expert rater, and reviewed and commented on the manuscript. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Eric L. Einspruch, PhD, RMC Research Corporation, 111 S.W. Columbia, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97201 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal For Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): May 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p E4-E9 doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318217b421 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief In this randomized trial, the authors compared the instructional quality of instructor candidates trained in instructional methods through an Internet-based versus a traditional classroom-led version of the American Heart Association Core Instructor Course. The self-guided, Internet-based group had significantly higher posttest scores than did the traditional instructor-led group (although not when adjusted for pretest scores). The Internet-based group scores changed from 54% to 67%, exceeding the a priori definition of 8% as a minimally practically significant improvement (instructor-led group scores changed from 49% to 53%). The Internet-based course appeared to be a suitable alternative to the traditional course. These authors compared instructor-led versus Internet-based versions of the American Heart Association Core instructor course. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.