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Table 1 Demographic Comparisons RDCP vs. Traditional Simulation Training Groups (N = 33)

From: Rapid cycle deliberate practice vs. traditional simulation in a resource-limited setting

  Traditional
N = 13 (39.4%)
N (%) or Median (IQR)
RCDP
N = 20 (60.6%)
N (%) or Median (IQR
p-value
Residency Level
 I 3 (23.1) 6 (30.0) 0.60
 II 4 (30.8) 4 (20.0)
 III 6 (46.2) 8 (40.0)
 IV 0 (0.0) 2 (10.0)
Years of Practice 2.0 (2.0, 3.50) 2.0 (1.50, 3.0) 0.23
Medical School
 UR 12 (92.3) 16 (80.0) 0.63a
 Other 1 (7.7) 4 (20.0)
Taken BLS
 No 2 (15.4) 8 (40.0) 0.25a
 Yes 11 (84.6) 12 (60.0)
Taken PALS
 No 7 (53.8) 8 (40.0) 0.44
 Yes 6 (46.2) 12 (60.0)
Taken ETAT
 No 3 (23.1) 2 (10.0) 0.36a
 Yes 10 (76.9) 18 (90.0)
ETAT Instructor
 No 11 (84.6) 19 (95.0) 0.55a
 Yes 2 (15.4) 1 (5.0)
PED Months
 0 6 (46.2) 8 (40.0) 0.63
 1 5 (38.5) 6 (30.0)
 2 2 (15.4) 6 (30.0)
Number of Resuscitations
 0–10 6 (46.2) 13 (68.4) 0.21
  ≥ 11 7 (53.8) 6 (31.6)
  1. RDCP rapid cycle deliberate practice, UR University of Rwanda, BLS basic life support, PALS pediatric advanced life support, ETAT emergency triage assessment and treatment, PED Pediatric Emergency Department
  2. a p value was calculated using Fisher’s Exact Test for tables with a cell value < 5