The Effectiveness of a Blended POCUS Curriculum on Achieving Basic Focused Bedside Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Proficiency. A Formalized Pilot Study.
OBJECTIVE: The study objective is to evaluate the effeteness of an existing educational platform blending didactic presentation and hands-on simulation for university doctoral SRNAs in the area of basic, 4 view identification and performance of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE).
METHODS: Following IRB approval, SRNAs were exposed to a pre test to evaluate existing skills, then they were exposed to a graphic rich, live presentation of basic 4 view TTE. The presentation was then followed by hands on simulation and performance of the 4 basic TTE views on live models.
RESULTS: Pretest scores averaged 58% and post tests scores rose to 95%. See Table 1.
CONCLUSION: Our results support the concept that the existing blended platform is effective to train university SRNAs in basic 4 view, bedside transthoracic echocardiography.
Kline J, Golinski M, Selai B, Horsch J, Hornbaker K. The effectiveness of a blended POCUS curriculum on achieving basic focused bedside transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) proficiency. A formalized pilot study. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2021 Dec 9;19(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12947-021-00268-9. PMID: 34886847; PMCID: PMC8662909.