Dr. Adeel Tariq, Dr. Mohammad Atiq ur Rehman, Dr. Imran Joher, Dr. Amjad Mehmood khan
Objective: In this paper, we aimed to evaluate the effect of a simulation-based educational approach on advanced cardiovascular life support skills among advanced medical students. Study Design: Convenient sampling method. Place and Duration: In the emergency department of Services Hospital Lahore for six months duration from July 2018 to December 2018. Methods: 40 trainees participated in the study with a suitable sampling method. Pre- and post-test examinations included advanced cardiovascular life support workshops (ACLS). The workshops and checklists for the pre-test and post-test were designed according to the latest guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA). Results: The total scores of the students increased significantly after the workshops (100.6 to 100.6). This shows a 53.9% improvement in skills after simulation-based training (P <0.001). There was also a significant improvement in the mean score of each station (P <0.001). Conclusion: Preliminary tests showed that internees performances on practical clinical issues were low, and scientific knowledge such as ECG interpretations was acceptable. The overall results of the study emphasize that the simulation-based education approach is very effective in developing ACLS skills among medical students. Key words: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), Human patient simulation (SPH), Internee, Simulation based training.