Basic Life Support Instructor Training: Comparison of Instructor-Led and Self-Guided Training : Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

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Basic Life Support Instructor Training

Comparison of Instructor-Led and Self-Guided Training

Einspruch, Eric L. PhD; Lembach, Jennifer MS; Lynch, Bonnie PhD; Lee, William PhD; Harper, Richard MD; Fleischman, Ross J. MD, MCR

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Journal For Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD) 27(3):p E4-E9, May 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318217b421

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.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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