Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
10/03/2009
Date assigned
21/04/2009
Last edited
29/05/2013
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Gavin Perkins

ORCID ID

Contact details

Warwick Medical School
Coventry
CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
g.d.perkins@warwick.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

6.0

Study information

Scientific title

Electronic Advanced Life Support (e-ALS) training evaluation: an open-label randomised controlled trial

Acronym

e-ALS study

Study hypothesis

In healthcare providers seeking advanced life support training, a 1 day face to face Advanced Life Support (ALS) course supplemented by e-learning material is equivalent to the 2 day face to face conventional ALS course with respect to the course learning outcomes

Ethics approval

West Midlands Research Ethics Committee, approved on 24/07/2008 (ref: 2008027resus)

Study design

Open-label randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training

Intervention

Seven hours of distance e-learning prior to attending a 1-day face to face training course vs 2 day face to face conventional ALS course.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Performance during initial cardiac arrest scenario test conducted at the end of the course.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Overall pass rate
2. Multiple choice questions score
3. Airway pass rate
4. Initial assessment and resuscitation pass rate
5. CASTest score
6. Candidate evaluation

Overall trial start date

01/01/2009

Overall trial end date

01/06/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Healthcare providers planning to undertake a Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Course.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

2,762

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Unable or unwilling to accept random allocation to e-ALS or conventional ALS training
2. Refusal of consent

Recruitment start date

01/01/2009

Recruitment end date

01/06/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Warwick Medical School
Coventry
CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Miss Elizabeth Adey
First Floor Lincoln House
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
B9 5SS
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.heartofengland.nhs.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Not defined

Funder name

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2012 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22751757

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Perkins GD, Kimani PK, Bullock I, Clutton-Brock T, Davies RP, Gale M, Lam J, Lockey A, Stallard N, , Improving the efficiency of advanced life support training: a randomized, controlled trial., Ann. Intern. Med., 2012, 157, 1, 19-28, doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-201207030-00005.

Additional files

Editorial Notes