“Early or Late Booster in Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals”
Attrition of skills after basic life support (BLS) training is common. Psychology studies have established that for basic memory recall tasks, spaced learning strategies improve retention. Spaced learning is often organized as a refresher or 'booster' course after initial training. This study aims to investigate if this principle holds true for BLS skills, which require rapid memory recall and efficient deployment of procedural skills while under time pressure.
Early Booster Teaching
The early booster group will receive a booster teaching session at 3 weeks post-training followed by feedback.
Late Booster Teaching
The late booster group will receive a booster teaching session at 2 months post-training followed by feedback
Does an Early Booster Session Improve Performance and Retention of Basic Life Support Skills Compared to a Late Booster in Health Care Professionals? A Simulation-based Randomized Controlled Trial.