Neonatal resuscitation virtual training course: Use of an educational platform by medical students at a public university in Peru

Curso virtual de entrenamiento en reanimación neonatal: Uso de una plataforma educativa por estudiantes de medicina en una Universidad pública del Perú


Satisfactory performance in Neonatal Resuscitation requires continuous training, and several technologies can enhance its scope. This study was carried out to evaluate the use of an educational platform by medical students in a Neonatal Resuscitation virtual course.

Materials and methods

Descriptive study with the data available on the Neonatal Resuscitation virtual course platform, evaluating the use of a population corresponding to the total number of undergraduate Medicine students from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) who enrolled as students to take the Paediatrics course in the last year of their studies during the years 2018 and 2019 in Lima, Peru.


Data from 379 sixth-year medical students in the 2018-I, 2019-I, and 2019-II semesters were included. Students entered the virtual course an average of 23 days before taking their online exam, and the average theory review time in the virtual system was 120 min. Students with outstanding performance in their scores completed 2 virtual exams, but there was no difference in the other characteristics.


The sequence developed in the Neonatal Resuscitation virtual course, which begins with «learn, see, and practice», offers a greater capacity to retain the knowledge and skills acquired. The virtual offer of the theoretical component of Neonatal Resuscitation allows the use of innovative tools that make it possible to achieve a high performance of medical students when completing the virtual course of Neonatal Resuscitation.

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