Next article Search Articles Instructions for authors  Access Statistics | Citation Manager  
ORIGINAL ARTICLE  

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed129    
    Printed3    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded4    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

Impact of simulator-based training on acquisition of transthoracic echocardiography skills in medical students


1 Skills Centre, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
3 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
4 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, South Africa, Germany
5 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Jörg Ender
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center Leipzig, Struempellstr 39, 04289 Leipzig
Germany
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_51_19

Rights and Permissions

Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 293-297

 

SEARCH
Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles

  Article in PDF (1,620 KB)
Email article
Print Article
Add to My List
Introduction: Due to the expanding role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in modern medicine, medical schools rapidly include ultrasound training in their curriculum. The objective of this study was to compare simulator-based training along with classical teaching, using human models, to impart focused transthoracic echocardiography examination. Subject and Methods: A total of 22 medical students, with no former transthoracic echocardiography training, undertook a 90-min e-learning module, dealing with focused echocardiography and important echocardiographic pathologies. Subsequently, they had to complete a multiple-choice-questioner, followed by a 120-min practical training session either on the Heartworks™, (Cardiff, UK) and the CAE Vimedix®, (Québec, Canada) simulator (n = 10) or on a live human model (n = 12). Finally, both groups had to complete a post-test consisting of ten video-based multiple-choice-questions and a time-based, focused echocardiography examination on another human model. Two blinded expert observers scored each acquired loop which recorded 2 s of each standard view. Statistical analysis was performed with SPPS 24 (SPSS™ 24, IBM, USA) using the Mann-Whitney-Test to compare both groups. Results: Analysis of measurable outcome skills showed no significant difference between transthoracic echocardiography training on human models and high-fidelity simulators for undergraduate medical students. Conclusions: Both teaching methods are effective and lead to the intended level of knowledge and skills.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
 

 

 

 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 
 
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
  *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 
 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
 




1 Skills Centre, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
3 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
4 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, South Africa, Germany
5 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Leipzig Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Jörg Ender
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center Leipzig, Struempellstr 39, 04289 Leipzig
Germany
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_51_19

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Due to the expanding role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in modern medicine, medical schools rapidly include ultrasound training in their curriculum. The objective of this study was to compare simulator-based training along with classical teaching, using human models, to impart focused transthoracic echocardiography examination. Subject and Methods: A total of 22 medical students, with no former transthoracic echocardiography training, undertook a 90-min e-learning module, dealing with focused echocardiography and important echocardiographic pathologies. Subsequently, they had to complete a multiple-choice-questioner, followed by a 120-min practical training session either on the Heartworks™, (Cardiff, UK) and the CAE Vimedix®, (Québec, Canada) simulator (n = 10) or on a live human model (n = 12). Finally, both groups had to complete a post-test consisting of ten video-based multiple-choice-questions and a time-based, focused echocardiography examination on another human model. Two blinded expert observers scored each acquired loop which recorded 2 s of each standard view. Statistical analysis was performed with SPPS 24 (SPSS™ 24, IBM, USA) using the Mann-Whitney-Test to compare both groups. Results: Analysis of measurable outcome skills showed no significant difference between transthoracic echocardiography training on human models and high-fidelity simulators for undergraduate medical students. Conclusions: Both teaching methods are effective and lead to the intended level of knowledge and skills.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article