Journal article

Spaced learning versus massed learning in resuscitation - A systematic review

J Yeung, T Djarv, MJ Hsieh, T Sawyer, A Lockey, J Finn, R Greif

Resuscitation | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


AIM: Skill decay is a recognised problem in resuscitation training. Spaced learning has been proposed as an intervention to optimise resuscitation skill performance compared to traditional massed learning. A systematic review was performed to answer 'In learners taking resuscitation courses, does spaced learning compared to massed learning improve educational outcomes and clinical outcomes?' METHODS: This systematic review followed the PRISMA guidelines. We searched bibliographic databases (Embase, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL)) from inception to 2 December 2019. Randomised controlled trials and non-randomised studies were eligible for inclusion. Two reviewers independently scru..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This Systematic Review was funded by the American Heart Association, on behalf of The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) for manuscript submission to the editor. The following authors received payment from this funding source to complete this systematic review:Joyce Yeung as Expert Systematic Reviewer.David Lightfoot as Information Services, St Michael's Hospital.