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David F Feldon

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Instructional Design Affects The Efficacy Of Simulation-Based Training In Central Venous Catheterization, David F. Feldon Jan 2014

Instructional Design Affects The Efficacy Of Simulation-Based Training In Central Venous Catheterization, David F. Feldon

David F Feldon

Background: Simulation-based learning is a common educational tool in healthcare training and frequently employs instructional designs based on Experiential Learning Theory (ELT). However, little research explores the effectiveness and efficiency of different instructional design methodologies appropriate for simulations. This study compares two instructional design models, ELT and Guided Experiential Learning (GEL), to determine which is more effective for training the central venous catheterization (CVC) procedure. Methods: Using a quasi-experimental randomized block design, nurse anesthetists completed training under one of the two instructional design models. Performance was assessed using a checklist of CVC performance, pass rates, and critical action errors. Results ...