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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849480/validation-of-an-assessment-tool-for-field-endotracheal-intubation
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Danielle Hart, Joseph Clinton, Shilo Anders, Troy Reihsen, Mary Ann McNeil, Gregory Rule, Robert Sweet
OBJECTIVES: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is an important skill for all emergency providers; our ability to train and assess our learners is integral to providing optimal patient care. The primary aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability (IRR) and discriminant validity of a novel field ETI assessment tool using a checklist-derived performance score (PS) and critical failure (CF) rate. METHODS: Forty-three participants (18 paramedic students, 11 paramedics, and 14 emergency physicians [EPs]) performed ETI during a simulated trauma scenario on a pseudo-ventilated cadaver...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806535/identification-of-medical-students-learning-styles-in-terms-of-gender
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Mahnaz Shahrki Pour, Gholamreza Ghoreishinia, Sadegh Zare, Azizollah Arbabisarjou
INTRODUCTION: Every amazing human development in the modern world is resulted from learning; therefore, teaching and learning improvement are the bases of all activities. There is a wide-range of factors affecting learning and the identification of these factors is very important in fixing problems and deficiencies in educational systems. Among the factors contributing to academic achievement are the consideration of students' differences and identification of their learning styles. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to identify medical students' learning styles in terms of gender...
August 4, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752005/orientation-of-university-students-about-brain-death-and-organ-donation-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ali A Al Bshabshe, Javed Iqbal Wani, Imran Rangreze, Mohammed Ali M Asiry, Haitham Mansour, Alhassan Gaba'n Ahmed, Jabber Madi Assiri
The gap between demand and supply of organs continues. No country has found a concrete solution for tackling this problem. We attempted to evaluate the general information and attitude of university students in their primary basic science stage, when they did not receive special education regarding brain death and organ donation in Saudi Arabia. Since they were from different cities with different cultures and values, we believe that we could assess the educational needs of future doctors and paramedical staff, to help them gain enough competence for solving the concerns of the population at large...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749145/pediatric-disaster-triage-multiple-simulation-curriculum-improves-prehospital-care-providers-assessment-skills
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Mark Xavier Cicero, Travis Whitfill, Frank Overly, Janette Baird, Barbara Walsh, Jorge Yarzebski, Antonio Riera, Kathleen Adelgais, Garth D Meckler, Carl Baum, David Christopher Cone, Marc Auerbach
OBJECTIVE: Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) triage pediatric disaster victims infrequently. The objective of this study was to measure the effect of a multiple-patient, multiple-simulation curriculum on accuracy of pediatric disaster triage (PDT). METHODS: Paramedics, paramedic students, and EMTs from three sites were enrolled. Triage accuracy was measured three times (Time 0, Time 1 [two weeks later], and Time 2 [6 months later]) during a disaster simulation, in which high and low fidelity manikins and actors portrayed 10 victims...
October 17, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733737/european-society-of-cardiology-esc-annual-congress-report-from-rome-2016
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Hiroya Mizuno, Tomohito Otani, Yasushi Sakata
From August 27th to 31st, the 2016 Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC 2016) was held in Fiera di Roma, Italy. Despite the socially unstable situation, more than 32,000 attendees, including clinical physicians, basic researchers, medical students, and paramedical personnel, as well as 5,000 exhibitors from 106 countries gathered in this historical city to share the latest findings and to discuss the present issues in cardiovascular medicine. There were scientific sessions, including 28 Hot Lines, 26 clinical trial updates, 24 registry studies, and 5 clinical practice guideline sessions...
October 12, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723124/how-do-we-enhance-undergraduate-healthcare-education-in-dementia-a-review-of-the-role-of-innovative-approaches-and-development-of-the-time-for-dementia-programme
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Sube Banerjee, Nicolas Farina, Stephanie Daley, Wendy Grosvenor, Leila Hughes, Molly Hebditch, Sophie Mackrell, Ramin Nilforooshan, Chris Wyatt, Kay de Vries, Inam Haq, Juliet Wright
OBJECTIVES: Traditional healthcare education, delivered through a series of time-limited clinical placements, often fails to deliver an understanding of the experiences of those with long-term conditions, a growing issue for healthcare systems. Responses include longitudinal integrated clerkships and senior mentor programmes allowing students' longer placements, continuity of contact and opportunities to learn about chronic illness and patient experience. We review their development and delivery in dementia and present the Time for Dementia (TFD) Programme, a novel 2-year interdisciplinary educational programme...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683645/does-outsourcing-paramedical-departments-of-teaching-hospitals-affect-educational-status-of-the-students
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Shandiz Moslehi, Pezhman Atefimanesh, Ali Sarabi Asiabar, Nahal Ahmadzadeh, Mohamadhosein Kafaeimehr, Saeid Emamgholizadeh
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend of outsourcing public departments. Teaching hospitals also outsourced some of their departments to private sectors. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the educational status of students in public and outsourced departments of teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS: This study was conducted in six teaching hospitals of Iran University of Medical Sciences, which had public and outsourced teaching departments in 2015...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630885/quality-of-basic-life-support-a-comparison-between-medical-students-and-paramedics
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Maria Isabel Körber, Thomas Köhler, Verena Weiss, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
INTRODUCTION: Poor survival rates after cardiac arrest can partly be explained by poor basic life support skills in medical professionals. AIM: This study aimed to assess quality of basic life support in medical students and paramedics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study with 100 early medical students (group A), 100 late medical students (group B) and 100 paramedics (group C), performing a 20-minute basic life support simulation in teams of two...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615198/-adult-advanced-life-support-knowledge-among-ambulance-officer-paramedic-students-in-hungary
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Bálint Bánfai, Ádám Éliás, Tamás Nagy, Emese Pék, József Betlehem
INTRODUCTION: Resuscitation knowledge is necessery for emergency care workers. AIM: The aim of the authors was to investigate the advanced life support knowledge of paramedic students in Hungary. METHOD: The research has been executed at University of Pécs - Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University - Faculty of Health Sciences, and University of Debrecen - Faculty of Health Care. 97 students (n = 97) were involved in the study from third and fourth grades...
September 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487848/determination-of-knowledge-levels-attitude-and-behaviors-of-female-university-students-concerning-cervical-cancer-human-papiloma-virus-and-its-vaccine
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Selda Yörük, Ayla Açıkgöz, Gül Ergör
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to investigate knowledge, attitudes and behaviours concerning cervical cancer, HPV and HPV vaccine of female students studying at a university in a health related department and explore variables affecting taking the vaccine. METHODS: The research group consists of female students attending a health related department in Balıkesir University. The data of this cross-sectional research was collected via surveys. RESULTS: The average total knowledge score of the students concerning risks, symptoms and screening methods of cervical cancer and HPV vaccines was 14...
2016: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433064/self-medication-practice-and-factors-influencing-it-among-medical-and-paramedical-students-in-india-a-two-period-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Ritesh Kumar, Aman Goyal, Biswa Mohan Padhy, Yogendra Kumar Gupta
AIM: Self-medication is widely practiced with varying dimensions in India. This practice has many implications, especially among medical and paramedical students having some knowledge and good exposure to drugs. We conducted a two-period observational study to evaluate the change in knowledge and practice of self-medication, over 5 years of time period, among medical and paramedical students from different parts of India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured questionnaire was administered to medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and paramedical students, who come to attend pan India annual cultural, literary, and sports event at New Delhi...
July 2016: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27351682/interprofessional-education-in-aged-care-facilities-tensions-and-opportunities-among-undergraduate-health-student-cohorts
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Michael Annear, Kim Walker, Peter Lucas, Amanda Lo, Andrew Robinson
This article examines the reflective discourses of medical, nursing, and paramedic students participating in interprofessional education (IPE) activities in the context of aged-care clinical placements. The intent of the research is to explore how students engage with their interprofessional colleagues in an IPE assessment and care planning activity and elucidate how students configure their role as learners within the context of a non-traditional aged-care training environment. Research participants included cohorts of volunteer medical (n = 61), nursing (n = 46), and paramedic (n = 20) students who were on clinical placements at two large teaching aged-care facilities in Tasmania, Australia, over a period of 18 months...
September 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350111/-pedagogic-focus-group-in-pediatrics
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E Merlin, A Chausset, M Verdan, B Cambon, C Sarret, J Kanold, J Chazal, A Labbé
AIM: To assess a new behavioral teaching technique called "focus group pedagogy" (FGP), which consists in a three-step meeting between sick children's parents and medical students (first with students alone, then with parents and students together, then with students alone). METHODS: This qualitative research ran two sessions (each totaling four to six parents and six students) in which parents were questioned on four main themes: their knowledge of the medical hierarchy, their ability to identify the people in the hospital, their communication with medical staff, and the overall care delivered to their children...
August 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27300036/cross-over-study-of-novice-intubators-performing-endotracheal-intubation-in-an-upright-versus-supine-position
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Joseph S Turner, Timothy J Ellender, Enola R Okonkwo, Tyler M Stepsis, Andrew C Stevens, Christopher S Eddy, Erik G Sembroski, Anthony J Perkins, Dylan D Cooper
There are a number of potential physical advantages to performing orotracheal intubation in an upright position. The objective of this study was to measure the success of intubation of a simulated patient in an upright versus supine position by novice intubators after brief training. This was a cross-over design study in which learners (medical students, physician assistant students, and paramedic students) intubated mannequins in both a supine (head of the bed at 0°) and upright (head of bed elevated at 45°) position...
June 14, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27295218/learning-in-professionally-distant-contexts-opportunities-and-challenges
#15
Justin Mausz, Walter Tavares
The changing nature of healthcare education and delivery is such that clinicians will increasingly find themselves practicing in contexts that are physically and/or conceptually different from the settings in which they were trained, a practice that conflicts on some level with socio-cultural theories of learning that emphasize learning in context. Our objective was therefore to explore learning in 'professionally distant' contexts. Using paramedic education, where portions of training occur in hospital settings despite preparing students for out-of-hospital work, fifty-three informants (11 current students, 13 recent graduates, 16 paramedic program faculty and 13 program coordinators/directors) took part in five semi-structured focus groups...
June 13, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27286018/paramedic-challenge
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Lorna McInulty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27241403/effectiveness-of-some-educational-methods-and-tools-on-improving-the-level-of-understanding-of-biostatistics-among-medical-students-and-paramedical-postgraduate-students
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Nezhat Shakeri
It has been observed that medical students and researchers lack sufficient knowledge in understanding statistical concepts. This indicates the importance of improving the level of instruction in this field. This experimental study was conducted to introduce and investigate the effectiveness of some educational methods and tools in improving the level of understanding of biostatistics among medical students and paramedical postgraduate students. For this purpose, from 40 medical students and 20 paramedical postgraduate students, who attended the biostatistics course, pre-test and post-test questionnaires were collected...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217077/prevalence-of-unique-pediatric-pathologies-encountered-by-paramedic-students-across-age-groups
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Eric V Ernest, Tom B Brazelton, Elliot D Carhart, Jonathan R Studnek, Patricia L Tritt, Genghis A Philip, Aaron M Burnett
UNLABELLED: Introduction Traditionally, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) educators have divided the pediatric population into age groups to assist in targeting their clinical and didactic curriculum. Currently, the accrediting body for paramedic training programs requires student exposure to pediatric patients based entirely on age without specifying exposure to specific pathologies within each age stratification. Identifying which pathologies are most common within the different pediatric age groups would allow educators to design curriculum targeting the most prevalent pathologies in each age group and incorporating the physiologic and psychological developmental milestones commonly seen at that age...
August 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215126/-tested-but-not-tried-why-is-behavioral-medicine-rarely-implemented-in-clinical-practice
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Oded Hammerman, David Mostofsky, Yona Louria, Gal Ifergane, Yacov Ezra
BACKGROUND: Behavioral Medicine is an inter-disciplinary field concerned with the integration of behavioral and biomedical knowledge for the purposes of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions pertaining to health and illness. Behavioral treatments (such as: hypnosis, relaxation training, meditation, biofeedback and cognitive-behavioral therapy) have been shown to be effective in reducing physical symptoms as well as improving health-related behaviors and quality of life across a wide variety of illnesses, such as: chronic pain, somatic symptoms, diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases, coronary heart disease and more...
February 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27212721/learning-and-performance-of-endotracheal-intubation-by-paramedical-students-comparison-of-glidescope-%C3%A2-and-intubating-laryngeal-mask-airway-with-direct-laryngoscopy-in-manikins
#20
Adil Omar Bahathiq, Tharwat Helmy Abdelmontaleb, Mohammed Khairt Newigy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) and intubating laryngeal mask airway (I-LMA) may be used to facilitate intubation and secure the airway in patients with normal and abnormal airways. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether (GVL) and (I-LMA) facilitate and improve the tracheal intubation success rate and could be learned and performed easily by paramedic students when compared with Macintosh direct laryngoscopy (DL). METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomised crossover trial that included 100 paramedic students...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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