Comparison Study between Simple Manikin and Manikin with Skill Evaluated Device for Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Training

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Polpun Boonmak
Suhattaya Boonmak
Dhanu Gaysonsiri
Prathana Wittayapairoch


Background and objective: Adult basic life support (BLS) for health care provider (HCP) requires manikin aims to train pulse palpation, chest compression, ventilation, and defibrillation. Each manikin is different, in some manikin have skill evaluated device. This study aims to compare between simple manikin and manikin with skill evaluated device for BLS skills for HCP training.

Methods: This study was prospective randomized control trial. We studied in students who attended adult BLS course for HCP at KKU-REACT simulation center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University. It was a 3-hour course for knowledge and skill teaching. We divided students into two groups. Group I practiced with simple manikin without skill evaluated device (Little Anne®). Group II practiced with manikin with skill evaluated device (Resusci Anne SkillReporter®). After training, we evaluated performance at the first examination. Then, the data were recorded and analyzed.

Results: We included 80 students into the study. Skill evaluated device group showed higher corrected pulse palpation position, chest compression position and depth of compression more than control group (p value < 0.05). But patient evaluation skill, activate emergency medical service response, ventilation, and automated external defibrillation were not different between the groups.

Conclusion: Manikin with skill evaluated device showed advantage for pulse palpation, chest compression teaching. However, we should concern in pulse palpation skill and chest compression skill when using simple manikin.


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