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Utilization of a Blended Learning Approach to Teach Pediatric Resuscitation to Medical Residents

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.618201, PP. 1960-1972

Keywords: Blended Learning Curriculum, Pediatric Resuscitation, Simulation, Emergency Medicine

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Because of the rarity of the event of pediatric resuscitations, residents are not able to practice and maintain skills that are critical for caring for these patients. Training must be focused on rapid decision making, identification of anatomical structures for intubation, selecting appropriate equipment and sizes for resuscitation procedures, selection of appropriate medications and leading a team in stressful situations. The goal of this study was to evaluate the ability of a blended learning approach to facilitate the acquisition and retention of pediatric resuscitation skills utilizing both simulation technology and on-line education resources.

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