Objective: To compare learning outcomes of postpartum hemorrhage simulation training based on either instructional design guidelines or best practice.
Methods: A pretest-post-test non-equivalent groups study was conducted among obstetrics and gynecology residents in Recife, Brazil, from June 8 to August 30, 2013. The instructional design group included 13 teams, whereas the best practice group included seven teams. A standardized task checklist was used for scenario analysis and the proportion of correctly executed tasks compared (post-test minus pretest).
Results: The instructional design group scored higher than the best practice group for total number of tasks completed (median difference 0.46 vs 0.17; P
Conclusion: The use of simulation training for postpartum hemorrhage that was based on instructional design guidelines yielded be er learning outcomes than did training based on best practice.
- Instructional design
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Simulation training
- Situational awareness