During educational process, trainees apply their knowledge to treat patient in intensive care before achieving full clinical competency. Moreover, advances in knowledge regarding mechanical ventilation in particular lung protective ventilation and asynchronies have been shown to be associated with mortality.
We did a randomized controlled trial to compare two teaching modalities on mechanical ventilation: traditional lectures versus virtual simulation with computer-based simulation.
SimVA has the potential to improve knowledge and skills in ventilator settings in comparison to traditional didactic lectures.
This study was presented during the French Congress of Intensive Care Medicine (Reanimation) in Paris in January 2019