Basic life support instructor training: Comparison of instructor-led and self-guided training

Eric L. Einspruch, Jennifer Lembach, Bonnie Lynch, William Lee, Richard Harper, Ross J. Fleischman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E4-E9
JournalJournal for Nurses in Staff Development
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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