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Table 1 Proportion of students who correctly identified anatomy knowledge based questions before and after the workshop

From: Enhancing paramedics procedural skills using a cadaveric model

  Pre-workshop Post-workshop McNemar test
The diaphragm and the pericardium are separated by layers of fascia and fluid – false 8 (8%) 62 (65%) <0.001
The inferior vena cava can be visualised entering the right atrium of the heart – false 13 (14%) 54 (56%) <0.001
The oesophagus is anterior to the descending aorta in the thorax – false 27 (28%) 26 (27%) 1.000
The right primary bronchus is angled >30 degree laterally – false 23 (24%) 49 (51%) <0.001
The appendix is approximately 5 cm in length – true 65 (69%) 83 (87%) 0.002
The left/ obtuse margin of the heart consists of both the left atria and left ventricle – false 11 (12%) 61 (64%) <0.001
The renal veins are larger in diameter than the renal arteries - true 28 (29%) 75 (78%) <0.001
There are six rectus abdominis muscles – false 53 (55%) 90 (94%) <0.001
The umbilicus is connected to the liver in an adult – true 4 (4%) 62 (65%) <0.001
The internal thoracic vessels are approximately two finger-width from the lateral border of the sternum - false 5 (5%) 17 (18%) 0.012