A randomised control trial to determine if use of the iResus© application on a smart phone improves the performance of an advanced life support provider in a simulated medical emergency
Low, D., Clark, N., Soar, J., Padkin, A., Stoneham, A., Perkins, Gavin D. and Nolan, J.. (2011) A randomised control trial to determine if use of the iResus© application on a smart phone improves the performance of an advanced life support provider in a simulated medical emergency. Anaesthesia (Oxford), Vol.66 (No.4). pp. 255-262. ISSN 0003-2409Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06649.x
This study sought to determine whether using the Resuscitation Council UK's iResus (c) application on a smart phone improves the performance of doctors trained in advanced life support in a simulated emergency. Thirty-one doctors (advanced life support-trained within the previous 48 months) were recruited. All received identical training using the smart phone and the iResus application. The participants were randomly assigned to a control group (no smart phone) and a test group (access to iResus on smart phone). Both groups were tested using a validated extended cardiac arrest simulation test (CASTest) scoring system. The primary outcome measure was the overall cardiac arrest simulation test score; these were significantly higher in the smart phone group (median (IQR [range]) 84.5 (75.5-92.5 [64-96])) compared with the control group (72 (62-87 [52-95]); p = 0.02). Use of the iResus application significantly improves the performance of an advanced life support-certified doctor during a simulated medical emergency. Further studies are needed to determine if iResus can improve care in the clinical setting.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Anaesthesia (Oxford)|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 255-262|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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