Journal article

Telephone referral education, and evidence of retention and transfer after six-months

Stuart D Marshall, Julia C Harrison, Brendan Flanagan

BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION | BMC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Effective communication between clinicians is essential for safe, efficient healthcare. We undertook a study to determine the longer-term effectiveness of an education session employing a structured method to teach referral-making skills to medical students. METHODS: All final year medical students received a forty-five minute education intervention consisting: discussion of effective telephone referrals; video viewing and critique; explanation, demonstration and practice using ISBAR; provision of a memory aid for use in their clinical work. Audio recordings were taken during a subsequent standardised simulation scenario and blindly assessed using a validated scoring system. Reco..

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