Title

The Effectiveness of a Blended POCUS Curriculum on Achieving Basic Focused Bedside Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) Proficiency. A Formalized Pilot Study.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-9-2021

Publication Title

Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Abstract

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.

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

39

DOI

10.1186/s12947-021-00268-9

ISSN

1476-7120

PubMed ID

34886847

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