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Table 3 Knowledge and Skills Acquired in Clinical Work

From: Cuban medical training for South African students: a mixed methods study

  Cuban-trained South African-trained Mann-Whitney Z p
Median Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD)
1. Provide cardio-pulmonary resuscitation 4.00 4.14(0.88) 4.00 3.91(0.66) −1.68 .094
2. Carry out practical procedures: venepuncture, taking blood cultures, measuring blood glucose 5.00 4.55(0.74) 5.00 4.88(0.33) −2.35 .019
3. Establish peripheral intravenous access (set up an IV drip) 5.00 4.52(0.83) 5.00 4.62(0.66) −0.36 .716
4. Carry out practical procedures: urinary catheterisation, skin suturing 5.00 4.45(0.83) 5.00 4.45(0.74) −0.21 .831
5. Prescribe, set up and monitor a blood transfusion 5.00 4.14(1.06) 4.00 3.60(1.25) −1.89 .058
6. Prescribe dose and route of insulin, including use of sliding scales 5.00 4.24(0.99) 3.50 3.41(1.08) −3.24 .001
  1. p < .00094
  2. Note: The response scale has scores from 1 (not all confident) to 5 (very confident)