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Impact of Face-to-Face Teaching in Addition to Electronic Learning on Personal Protective Equipment Doffing Proficiency in Student Paramedics: Randomized Controlled Trial

Publication date2022-03-05
First online date2022-03-05
Abstract

Personal protective equipment doffing is a complex procedure that needs to be adequately performed to prevent health care worker contamination. During the COVID-19 pandemic, junior health care workers and students of different health care professions who had not been trained to carry out such procedures were often called upon to take care of infected patients. To limit direct contact, distance teaching interventions were used, but different trials found that their impact was rather limited. We therefore designed and carried out a randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of adding a face-to-face intervention using Peyton’s four-step approach to a gamified e-learning module. Sixty-five student paramedics participated in this study. The proportion of doffing sequences correctly performed was higher in the blended learning group (33.3% (95%CI 18.0 to 51.8) versus 9.7% (95%CI 2.0 to 25.8), p = 0.03). Moreover, knowledge and skill retention four to eight weeks after the teaching intervention were also higher in this group. Even though this study supports the use of a blended learning approach to teach doffing sequences, the low number of student paramedics able to adequately perform this procedure supports the need for iterative training sessions. Further studies should determine how often such sessions should be carried out.

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Keywords
  • Peyton’s approach
  • Blended learning
  • Electronic learning
  • Face-to-face learning
  • Infection prevention
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Prehospital
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Student paramedics
  • Allied Health Personnel
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control
  • Electronics
  • Humans
  • Pandemics / prevention & control
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Students
Citation (ISO format)
CURRAT, Ludivine et al. Impact of Face-to-Face Teaching in Addition to Electronic Learning on Personal Protective Equipment Doffing Proficiency in Student Paramedics: Randomized Controlled Trial. In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2022, vol. 19, n° 5, p. 3077. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19053077
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ISSN of the journal1660-4601
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