Using the evidence-development-validation-consensus (EDVC) approach to develop an online training program for healthcare professionals and laypeople to provide outside-hospital cardiac arrest care in rural and remote places
Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated challenges in delivering cardiac arrest (CA) courses in remote and rural (R&R) areas and affected training for laypeople (LP) and healthcare professionals (HCPs). Due to the combined issues, medical education suffered, including the suspension of basic life support and defibrillation (BLSD) training. Materials and Methods: In this study, researchers developed an online training program via evidence-development-validation-consensus (EDVC) approach using a learning management system (LMS) model. Results: A comprehensive online training program should encompass cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning domains, addressing various skills and knowledge aspects in BLSD training. Conclusion: The study presents the EDVC approach used to develop an online training program, enabling effective out-of-hospital CA care courses in R&R places. The program incorporates expert feedback and improves knowledge and techniques in automated external defibrillator (AED) delivered by drones use.