The use of human patient simulator in enhancing medical students understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation

Leong Yuh Yang, Eng Jian Yang, Long Li Ying, Nur Sa adah Mohd Yusof, Ristiman Idris, Muhamad Kasyful Azim Yahaya, Helmi Azmi, Jaafar Md Zain

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Objective: This was a prospective and randomized study to compare the use of Human Patient Simulator (HPS) and conventional didactic teaching in enhancing medical undergraduates, understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation. Methods: Following Research and Ethics Committee approval, 80 final year medical students were enrolled. The students were computer-randomized into two groups: - Group A for conventional teaching and Group B for Human Patient Simulator training. All the students were trained separately on four topics, i.e. tachycardia, asystole, ventricular fibrillation and heart block; 30 minutes for each topic. A 2-hour common lecture on all the topics was given prior to training. All trainings were conducted on one day. After a washout period of two days, the students were given a 75 minutes written test on crisis recognition and resuscitation. Results: The results were analyzed using SPSS version 14. Of the 80 students enrolled, 77 students followed the whole process of training. Group B with the Human Patient Simulator training (n = 37) achieved higher average mark compared to Group A with conventional training (n = 40), i.e. 70.22% vs 65.98%. This result was statistically significant (p < 0.05). However, there was no significant difference between the two groups' achievement when their results, which comprised of two components, crisis recognition and resuscitation, were analyzed separately. Conclusion: In conclusion, HPS was able to enhance the understanding of medical students in terms of crisis recognition and resuscitation. However, more researches are needed to further reveal its potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Keywords

  • Asystole
  • Conventional teaching
  • Crisis recognition
  • Heart block
  • Human patient simulator
  • Medical
  • Resuscitation
  • Students
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation

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  • Medicine(all)

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Yang, L. Y., Yang, E. J., Ying, L. L., Yusof, N. S. A. M., Idris, R., Yahaya, M. K. A., ... Md Zain, J. (2010). The use of human patient simulator in enhancing medical students understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation. International Medical Journal, 17(3), 209-211.

The use of human patient simulator in enhancing medical students understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation. / Yang, Leong Yuh; Yang, Eng Jian; Ying, Long Li; Yusof, Nur Sa adah Mohd; Idris, Ristiman; Yahaya, Muhamad Kasyful Azim; Azmi, Helmi; Md Zain, Jaafar.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 209-211.

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Yang, LY, Yang, EJ, Ying, LL, Yusof, NSAM, Idris, R, Yahaya, MKA, Azmi, H & Md Zain, J 2010, 'The use of human patient simulator in enhancing medical students understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation', International Medical Journal, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 209-211.
Yang, Leong Yuh ; Yang, Eng Jian ; Ying, Long Li ; Yusof, Nur Sa adah Mohd ; Idris, Ristiman ; Yahaya, Muhamad Kasyful Azim ; Azmi, Helmi ; Md Zain, Jaafar. / The use of human patient simulator in enhancing medical students understanding of crisis recognition and resuscitation. In: International Medical Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 209-211.
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