This prospective study was conducted to compare cognitive knowledge decline among graduates of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Combat Trauma Life Support (CTLS) courses in Israel.
The investigation was based on multiple-choice questions that tested the results of 211 ATLS and CTLS course graduates and was performed 3 to 66 months after completion of the courses.
These results were then compared with the examination outcomes immediately after the course.
A statistical model based on survival analysis was used to evaluate the decline pattern and extent and to compare the two courses.
No significant difference was found in the rate of decline in knowledge gained from the two courses after a given period.
Priority for refresher courses should be set regardless of type of course previously attended by physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude comparative, Homme, Traumatisme, Programme sanitaire, Soin, Conduite à tenir, Evolution, Israël, Asie, Formation professionnelle, Médecin, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Comparative study, Human, Trauma, Sanitary program, Care, Clinical management, Evolution, Israel, Asia, Occupational training, Physician, Evaluation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0004642
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.