Journal article

Comparison of learning outcomes for teaching focused cardiac ultrasound to physicians: A supervised human model course versus an eLearning guided self-directed simulator course

David Canty, Jennifer Barth, Yang Yang, Nathan Peters, Andrew Palmer, Alistair Royse, Colin Royse

JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) training in critical care is restricted by availability of instructors. Supervised training may be substituted by self-directed learning with an ultrasound simulator guided by automated electronic learning, enabling scalability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively compared learning outcomes in novice critical care physicians after completion of a supervised one-and-a-half-day workshop model with a self-guided course utilizing a simulator over four weeks. Both groups had identical pre-workshop on-line learning (20h). Image quality scores were compared using FCU performed on humans without pathology. Interpretive knowledge was compared using 20MCQ ..

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