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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr;202(4):400.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.10.881. Epub 2009 Dec 29.

The effect of live and web-based education on the accuracy of blood-loss estimation in simulated obstetric scenarios.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Visual estimation of blood loss has been shown to be inaccurate. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a didactic training program on the accuracy of the estimation of blood loss and to compare the effectiveness of training provided by a web-based vs live session.

STUDY DESIGN:

Multidisciplinary labor and delivery unit personnel participated in live or web-based training. Both sessions comprised a 5-station pretest and posttest. The primary outcome was the accuracy of estimated blood loss in the pretest compared with the posttest with the use of the Mann-Whitney U test.

RESULTS:

Among 372 providers, the median improvement between pre- and posttest results was 34% (95% confidence interval, 10-57%; P < .001). This improvement did not differ significantly between the live sessions and web-based sessions (4%; 95% confidence interval, -10% to 12%).

CONCLUSION:

Our study supports the use of live or web-based training to improve blood loss estimation accuracy.

Copyright 2010 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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