Academic
Publications
Simulation-based Mastery Learning Improves Cardiac Auscultation Skills in Medical Students

Simulation-based Mastery Learning Improves Cardiac Auscultation Skills in Medical Students,10.1007/s11606-010-1309-x,Journal of General Internal Medic

Simulation-based Mastery Learning Improves Cardiac Auscultation Skills in Medical Students   (Citations: 2)
BibTex | RIS | RefWorks Download
Background  Cardiac auscultation is a core clinical skill. However, prior studies show that trainee skills are often deficient and that clinical experience is not a proxy for competence. Objective  To describe a mastery model of cardiac auscultation education and evaluate its effectiveness in improving bedside cardiac auscultation skills. Design  Untreated control group design with pretest and posttest. Participants  Third-year students who received a cardiac auscultation curriculum and fourth year students who did not. Intervention  A cardiac auscultation curriculum consisting of a computer tutorial and a cardiac patient simulator. All third-year students were required to meet or exceed a minimum passing score (MPS) set by an expert panel at posttest. Measurements  Diagnostic accuracy with simulated heart sounds and actual patients. Results  Trained third-year students (n = 77) demonstrated significantly higher cardiac auscultation accuracy compared to untrained fourth year students (n = 31) in assessment of simulated heart sounds (93.8% vs. 73.9%, p p = 0.003). USMLE scores correlated modestly with a computer-based multiple choice assessment using simulated heart sounds but not with bedside skills on real patients. Conclusions  A cardiac auscultation curriculum consisting of deliberate practice with a computer-based tutorial and a cardiac patient simulator resulted in improved assessment of simulated heart sounds and more accurate examination of actual patients.
Journal: Journal of General Internal Medicine - J GEN INTERN MED , vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 780-785, 2010
Cumulative Annual
View Publication
The following links allow you to view full publications. These links are maintained by other sources not affiliated with Microsoft Academic Search.
Sort by: