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  1. Effect of the advanced Trauma Life Support program on medical students'performance in simulated trauma patient management.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the Trauma Association of Canada. Vancouver, BC, CAN, 1997/09/25.


    Part of the senior medical students'examination at the University of Toronto involves testing with simulated patient management.

    We compared the performance in these simulations of senior medical students who received Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training with those who did not receive ATLS training.


    Thirty-two students (group I) completed a standard ATLS course, 12 students (group II) audited the ATLS course, and their performance in the trauma simulations was compared with 44 matched control students (group III) from the same class.

    Performance in the nontrauma patient simulation stations was also analyzed.

    The score on each station was standardized to a maximum of 20.

    The students were also graded on overall Approach (scale of 1 to 5) and pass status.


    The mean scores (±SD, p<0.05 compared with other groups) were as follows :

    • Trauma Station, 17.5 ± 1.02 for group I, 11.76 ± 0.72 for group II, and 14.67 ± 0.54 for group III ;

    • Nontrauma Station, 13.05 ± 0.95 for group I, 12.25 ± 0.72 for group II, and 11.88 ± 0.80 for group III ;

    • Approach, 4.45 ± 0.50 for group I, 2.09 ± 0.60 for group II, 3.50 ± 0.67 for group III.

    The ATLS-trained and ATLS-audit students had higher scores in the trauma stations than the control group, with the highest scores being in the ATLS-trained group.

    All ATLS-trained students passed with 62.5% honors and 37.5% passing grades.

    The ATLS-audit group had 33.3% honors and 66. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Etudiant, Médecin, Traumatisme, Evaluation performance, Simulation, Résultat, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Student, Physician, Trauma, Performance evaluation, Simulation, Result, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0237187

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 11/09/1998.