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Table 1 Demographics and background of participants

From: Transcutaneous cardiac pacing competency among junior residents undergoing an ACLS course: impact of a modified high fidelity manikin

Characteristics Control cohort (n = 50) Intervention cohort (n = 50) P value
Age, years, mean (SD) 26 (3) 25 (2) 0.07
Male, n (%) 23 (46) 13 (26) 0.04
Family medicine residents, n (%) 29 (58) 28 (56) 0.99
Time since ACLS course, n (%) 0.77
 No previous ACLS course 31 (62) 34 (68)
 < 12 months 6 (12) 6 (12)
 > 12 months 13 (26) 10 (20)
Hours of preparation for the ACLS course, n (%) 0.88
 0–4 30 (60) 29 (58)
 5–10 15 (30) 17 (34)
 > 10 5 (10) 4 (8)
Previous simulation experience, n (%) 0.05
 None 5 (10) 6 (12)
 Low-fidelity 30 (60) 18 (36)
 High-fidelity 15 (30) 26 (52)
Previous clinical experience with unstable bradycardia, n (%) 5 (10) 0 (0) 0.02
Previous experience with TCP, n (%) 1 (2) 0 (0) 0.32
  1. ACLS advanced cardiovascular life support; SD, standard deviation; TCP, transcutaneous pacing