Table 3.

Median time spent in simulator, with mean pre- and post-test scores for users completing the structured curriculum (n=300)

UserNMedian Time Spent in Simulator per User in Minutes (Interquartile Range)Mean Pretest Score (SD)Mean Post-Test Score (SD)Mean Difference in Score (SD)95% Confidence IntervalP Value
All users30085 (46–95)29.5 (17.5)66.0 (16.7)36.4 (19.9)34.1 to 38.6<0.001
Only nursing students24684 (42–94)26 (14.6)64.9 (16.1)38.5 (19.8)36.0 to 41.0<0.001
Nursing students excluded5491 (59–106)44.0 (21.8)71.0 (18.1)27.0 (17.6)22.2 to 31.8<0.001
Occupation
 Physician3296 (74–150)44.6 (22.4)69.7 (19.5)25.0 (18.4)18.4 to 31.7<0.001
  Medical student1396 (91–101)23.2 (11.3)58.3 (16.4)35.2 (18.3)24.1 to 46.2<0.001
  Resident773 (21–77)54.3 (16.5)65.5 (20.8)11.2 (14.2)aa
  Fellow3192 (126–252)60.0 (10.6)93.0 (0)33.0 (10.6)aa
  Attending9158 (95–256)63.0 (12.9)81.4 (10.4)18.4 (13.2)aa
 Nurse25984 (42–94)27.3 (15.5)65.4 (16.3)38.2 (19.7)35.8 to 40.6<0.001
  Nursing student24684 (42–94)26.4 (14.6)64.9 (16.1)38.5 (19.8)36.0 to 41.0<0.001
  Registered nurse1381 (50–99)43.7 (22.2)75.8 (17.8)32.2 (16.9)21.9 to 42.4<0.001
  • a Subanalyses of nursing students and non-nursing students are also presented due to the large representation by nursing student users in this dataset. Paired t test not performed on groups with <10 subjects.