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Advanced Life Support Training: Does Online Learning Translate to Real-World Performance?

Steven J. Yule, PhD; and Ron M. Walls, MD
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From STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1227.

Requests for Single Reprints: Steven J. Yule, PhD, STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neville House 120B, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail, syule@partners.org.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Yule: STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neville House 120B, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Dr. Walls: Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neville House 221, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(1):69-70. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-201207030-00013
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In this issue, Perkins and colleagues compare the effectiveness of 2 days of conventional, face-to-face training in advanced life support with that of a blended approach incorporating e-learning and a 1-day face-to-face course. The editorialists believe that the study blazes the trail for a less expensive, more efficient way of training health care providers.

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