Retention of knowledge following training of students in basic trauma life support


Introduction: In the course of their undergraduate training at the International Medical University, students receive a Basic Trauma Life Support course. Objective: We wanted to test the long-term retention of knowledge (after 16 months) of third year medical students who had received training in Basic Trauma Life Support Method: To assess the retention of knowledge one cohort of students who received the training course were tested again 16 months later using the same 30 question One Best Answer quiz. Results: Seventy-three students who underwent the course sat for the Retention test. The number of students who passed the Retention test was not significantly different from the test taken immediately after the course. The mean scores, 62.5% and 59.5% respectively, were however significantly different. Conclusion: Our study involves a relatively long interval between the course and retention of knowledge test shows encouraging results

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