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Effects of repeated CPR training in virtual worlds on medical students' performance.

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  • 1CLINTEC, Division of Anesthesiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. johan.creutzfeldt@karolinska.se

Abstract

We report on a study that investigates the relationship between repeated training of teams managing a medical emergency (CPR) in a Virtual World and performance outcome measures in a group of 12 medical students. The focus of the training was on individual actions, but also on interaction and behavior in the team. Current CPR training seems to lack important team training aspects which this type of training is addressing. Although a pilot study, we found clear indications of improved performance related to reduced number of errors and an increased CPR efficiency. This type of educational technology could be expanded to other groups for a similar purpose because of its easiness to use, adaptability and interactivity.

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