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Effect of ultrasound training of physicians working in the prehospital setting

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, August 2016
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Title
Effect of ultrasound training of physicians working in the prehospital setting
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13049-016-0289-1
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Charlotte Loumann Krogh, Jacob Steinmetz, Søren Steemann Rudolph, Rasmus Hesselfeldt, Freddy K. Lippert, Peter A. Berlac, Lars S. Rasmussen

Abstract

Advances in technology have made ultrasound (US) devices smaller and portable, hence accessible for prehospital care providers. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a four-hour, hands-on US training course for physicians working in the prehospital setting. The primary outcome measure was US performance assessed by the total score in a modified version of the Objective Structured Assessment of Ultrasound Skills scale (mOSAUS). Prehospital physicians participated in a four-hour US course consisting of both hands-on training and e-learning including a pre- and a post-learning test. Prior to the hands-on training a pre-training test was applied comprising of five videos in which the participants should identify pathology and a five-minute US examination of a healthy volunteer portraying to be a shocked patient after a blunt torso trauma. Following the pre-training test, the participants received a four-hour, hands-on US training course which was concluded with a post-training test. The US examinations and screen output from the US equipment were recorded for subsequent assessment. Two blinded raters assessed the videos using the mOSAUS. Forty participants completed the study. A significant improvement was identified in e-learning performance and US performance, (37.5 (SD: 10.0)) vs. (51.3 (SD: 5.9) p = < 0.0001), total US performance score (15.3 (IQR: 12.0-17.5) vs. 17.5 (IQR: 14.5-21.0), p = < 0.0001) and in each of the five assessment elements of the mOSAUS. In the prehospital physicians assessed, we found significant improvements in the ability to perform US examinations after completing a four-hour, hands-on US training course.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Master 15 17%
Other 11 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 10%
Engineering 3 3%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 1%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 19 22%

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