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A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rachula Daniel, Evangeline Daniel, Saravanan Ayyavoo, Gladius Jennifer.

Abstract
Background: During the pandemic of COVID-19, the highly transmissible novel coronavirus can easily affect medical interns who are a part of frontline health-care providers. They are required to have adequate knowledge and skills, to protect themselves from getting infected with COVID-19 and also care for patients, effectively.

Aims and Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the impact of simulation-based training on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Materials and Methods: A total of 122 medical interns, aged between 21 and 25 years, of which 47.5% (58) were male and 52.5% (64) female, were included as study participants. A simulation-based training was conducted, based on knowledge and skills required in providing patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic such as donning and doffing of personal protective equipment, triage of COVID-19 patients, and airway management. A pre-tested pre-test questionnaire was used before training and simulation-based practical test along with post-test was conducted 6 months after the training.

Results: The pre-test and post-test theory and simulation-based practical scores were analyzed and compared using paired t-test and P = 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. There was a significant difference between total scores, both theory and practical pre-test and post-test scores, using paired t test with t = 28.441 (P = 0.001).

Conclusion: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, simulation-based training has a significant impact on retention of knowledge and skills of the medical interns in patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key words: COVID-19; Medical Education; Personal Protective Equipment; Simulation Training; Viral Outbreak


 
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Daniel R, Daniel E, Ayyavoo S, Jennifer G. A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021


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Daniel R, Daniel E, Ayyavoo S, Jennifer G. A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=27126 [Access: August 03, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021


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Daniel R, Daniel E, Ayyavoo S, Jennifer G. A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



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Daniel R, Daniel E, Ayyavoo S, Jennifer G. A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited August 03, 2022]; 12(6): 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



Harvard Style

Daniel, R., Daniel, . E., Ayyavoo, . S. & Jennifer, . G. (2022) A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (6), 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



Turabian Style

Daniel, Rachula, Evangeline Daniel, Saravanan Ayyavoo, and Gladius Jennifer. 2022. A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



Chicago Style

Daniel, Rachula, Evangeline Daniel, Saravanan Ayyavoo, and Gladius Jennifer. "A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Daniel, Rachula, Evangeline Daniel, Saravanan Ayyavoo, and Gladius Jennifer. "A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.6 (2022), 875-879. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021



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Daniel, R., Daniel, . E., Ayyavoo, . S. & Jennifer, . G. (2022) A study on the impact of simulation-based training, on retention of knowledge and skills of medical interns, for patient care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 875-879. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11428202102122021