Telepresent Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma Examination Training Versus Traditional Training for Medical Students: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.

Title

Telepresent Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma Examination Training Versus Traditional Training for Medical Students: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.

Creator

Poland Scott; Frey Jennifer A; Khobrani Ahmad; Ondrejka Jason E; Ruhlin Michael U; George Richard L; Gothard M David; Ahmed Rami A

Publisher

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Date

2018
2018-08

Description

OBJECTIVES: Telepresent education is becoming an important modality in medical education, as it provides a means for instructors to lead education sessions via videoconferencing technologies. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of telepresent ultrasound training versus traditional in-person ultrasound training. METHODS: Medical student cohorts were educated by either traditional in-person instruction or telementoring on how to perform a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination. Effectiveness was evaluated by pre- and post-multiple-choice tests (knowledge), confidence surveys, and summative simulation scenarios (hands-on FAST simulation). Formative simulation scenario debriefings were evaluated by each student using the Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare student version (DASH-SV). RESULTS: Each method of instruction had significant increases in knowledge, confidence, and hands-on FAST simulation performance (P \textless .05). The collective increase in knowledge was greater for the in-person group, whereas the improvement in FAST examination performance during simulations was greater for the telementored group. Confidence gains were comparable between the groups. The DASH-SV scores were significantly higher for the in-person group for each criterion; however, both methods were deemed effective via median scoring. CONCLUSIONS: Telepresent education is a viable option for teaching the FAST examination to medical students.

Subject

*Students; *Videoconferencing; Adult; Clinical Competence/*statistics & numerical data; Curriculum; Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare; education; Female; Focused Assessment with Sonography of Trauma/*methods; Humans; Male; Medical; Pilot Projects; remote telementored ultrasound; Simulation Training/*methods; teledebriefing; telementor; telepresence; telesonography; Ultrasonics/*education; Young Adult

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Rights

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Pages

1985–1992

Issue

8

Volume

37

Citation

Poland Scott; Frey Jennifer A; Khobrani Ahmad; Ondrejka Jason E; Ruhlin Michael U; George Richard L; Gothard M David; Ahmed Rami A, “Telepresent Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma Examination Training Versus Traditional Training for Medical Students: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 13, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3072.

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