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Joshua L Hermsen, Roderick Yang, Thomas M Burke, Todd Dardas, L Myria Jacobs, Edward D Verrier, Nahush A Mokadam
OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a 3-D printing-based simulator for teaching extended septal myectomy to trainees in cardiothoracic surgery (clinical postgraduate year 4-7). This procedure is difficult to teach because of generally unfamiliar and highly variable anatomy, limited visibility for the assistant, and significant potential complications. METHODS: A curriculum using multimedia didactics and 3-D print-based patient-specific surgical simulation was implemented...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Christina Ventura-DiPersia, Carina Loscalzo, Mark S LʼEplattenier, Amy L Roberts
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July 18, 2018: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
Jennifer Piel
Very few residency and fellowship programs offer mandatory or elective rotations in health advocacy. Where there are formal training opportunities, they are commonly didactic or clinical community rotations, where trainees participate in a clinically oriented project with a local community organization. Fewer programs offer specific training opportunities in legislative advocacy and the legislative process. The University of Washington assembled two task forces to advise the general psychiatry residency program on training needs in the areas of (1) Forensic Psychiatry and (2) Advocacy and Public Policy...
June 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Jean Y Moon, Anne M Schullo-Feulner, Claire Kolar, Gardner Lepp, Shannon Reidt, Megan R Undeberg, Kristin K Janke
BACKGROUND: The professional need for development of clinical faculty is clear. Previous scholarship provides insight into the formative potential of peer review in both didactic and experiential settings. Less information exists on a comprehensive peer review process (PRP) designed to support faculty change. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: A clinical faculty PRP was developed and implemented based on input from the literature, stakeholders, and field experts...
June 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Kayla Ambroziak, Nour Ibrahim, Vincent D Marshall, Sarah E Kelling
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Virtual simulation is used to provide a realistic and safe environment for student pharmacists to learn and practice a variety of skills in the didactic and experiential settings. EDUCATION ACTIVITY AND SETTING: The simulation program, MyDispense, that is used to teach medication dispensing in the outpatient setting was incorporated into a 2-credit hour required first-year pharmacy practice skills course. A total of 30 optional and 16 required exercises were completed by students...
June 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Julie Hines, Erin Deja, Esther P Black
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Opioid overdose is a leading cause of death across the United States. Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society students at the University of Kentucky initiated a project to provide fellow students a volunteer opportunity to educate at-risk patients about naloxone using a physician-approved protocol. The goal was to improve student counseling skills by allowing them to apply knowledge learned during didactic and simulated training. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Third and fourth year pharmacy students at the University of Kentucky voluntarily provided opioid overdose and naloxone counseling to patients at the health department and other locations...
June 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Sara M Eltaki, Devada Singh-Franco, David J Leon, My-Oanh Nguyen, William R Wolowich
INTRODUCTION: To determine the allocation of faculty and curricular time to the teaching of transitions of care (ToC) concepts by colleges of pharmacy (COPs) to equip students with the necessary skills for the provision of these services. METHODS: A novel 15-question anonymous electronic survey was sent to 136 pharmacy practice chairpersons. RESULTS: Response rate was 26.5% (n = 36). Of these, 47% employed ToC faculty while 44% are not actively recruiting for that position in the foreseeable future...
June 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Shari L Wade, Gary Bedell, Jessica A King, Michele Jacquin, Lyn S Turkstra, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Jeremy Johnson, Ralph Salloum, Megan E Narad
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an app-based coaching intervention (Social Participation and Navigation; SPAN) to help survivors of acquired brain injury attain social participation goals. Research Method/Design: This is a nonrandomized pilot trial of SPAN, including 15 adolescents (9 with traumatic brain injury, 6 with brain tumor) between the ages of 14-22. The SPAN intervention consisted of a mobile app to support the development and implementation of social participation goals, weekly video-conference coaching sessions to identify goals and step-by-step action plans, and online didactic materials...
July 19, 2018: Rehabilitation Psychology
Lauren Terhorst, Shannon B Juengst, Kelly B Beck, Saul Shiffman
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this report is to provide rehabilitation researchers with an explanation of multilevel item response theory (MLIRT), specifically applied to data collected using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods. DESIGN: This is a didactic brief report of a statistical method. The advantages of the method are illustrated using examples from the literature or clinical experience, and potential implications for rehabilitation science are highlighted...
July 19, 2018: Rehabilitation Psychology
Luma Ameer, Katie Maclure, Antonella Tonna, Derek Stewart
Background: There is a dearth of literature on perceptions of preparedness to practise, which explores the extent to which educational institutions prepare their students to fulfil their professional role. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of preparedness to practise among Saudi Arabian pharmacy graduates working in hospital. Method: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten hospital pharmacists based in four hospitals in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia who had qualified within the last five years from a Saudi Arabian School of Pharmacy...
April 2018: Pharmacy Practice
Elza Bernardes Monier, Denizar Vianna Araújo, Ana Emilia F Oliveira, Deborah C L Baesse, Judith Rafaelle Oliveira Pinho, Gabrielle V S Brasil, Mizraim N Mesquita
BACKGROUND: To meet the population's health needs, it is necessary to have health professionals highly trained and updated with the latest skills. The Brazilian government, through the Open University of Brazilian National Health System (UNA-SUS), offers continuing education with free access, in distance learning (DL) modality. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze students' perceptions regarding didactic and pedagogical aspects related to the content and activities, educational resources, and tutoring in a module offered by UNA-SUS/Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA)...
July 18, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Nadia De Vecchi, Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Susan Kidd
International policy mandates that mental health consumers and carers are involved in the continuing professional development of nurses. However, within the literature, continuing professional development of mental health nurses continues to be delivered in didactic formats, with few examples of mental health nurses and consumers engaging together in the process. Consumers and carers are often excluded from professional development programs because of structural discrimination. Where they are included, it is often through storytelling that has been sanitised of challenging practice issues...
July 7, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Rebecca J Sherwood, Gary Francis
BACKGROUND: Simulation has demonstrated superiority over purely didactic instruction in multiple contexts, and educationalists have embraced this modality for enhancing access to clinical skills. However, there remains uncertainty if increasing the realism (fidelity) of simulation equipment heightens performance. To address this within nursing and allied health, this review examines if increasing equipment fidelity improves learning outcomes. METHODS: A systematic search of; CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, AMED; British Education Index, ERIC, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, Maternity and Infant Care, INTERMID, Google Scholar, American Doctoral Dissertations, EThOS, ClinicalTrials...
June 30, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Mark I Langdorf, Craig L Anderson, Roman E Navarro, Suzanne Strom, C Eric McCoy, Julie Youm, Mary F Ypma-Wong
Objectives We sought to further determine whether cognitive test results changed for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) taught in the team-based learning/flipped classroom format (TBL/FC) versus a lecture-based (LB) control. Methods We delivered 2010 ACLS to two classes of fourth-year medical students in the TBL/FC format (2015-2016), compared to three classes in the LB format (2012-2014). There were 27.5 hours of instruction for the TBL/FC model (TBL - 10.5 hours, podcasts - nine hours, small-group simulation - eight hours), and 20 hours (lectures - 12 hours, simulation - eight hours) in LB...
May 3, 2018: Curēus
Amy Schwartz, Melissa Ruble, Kevin C Sellers, Nazach Rodriguez-Snapp, Angela Hill, Srinivas Tipparaju
Objective. To determine professionalism factors of interest to the University of South Florida (USF) College of Pharmacy (COP) and develop a programmatic plan to monitor the professionalization of students, faculty, preceptors and staff. Methods. In 2013, the USF COP began investigating how best to incorporate processes to capture professionalism across all aspects of the program. A Professionalism Task Force was convened to identify key professionalism factors valued by faculty and preceptors to be incorporated in pharmacy practice experiences, didactic courses, faculty, and preceptor performance evaluations...
June 2018: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Ian Couper, Sunanda Ray, Duane Blaauw, Gideon Ng'wena, Lucy Muchiri, Eren Oyungu, Akinyinka Omigbodun, Imran Morhason-Bello, Charles Ibingira, James Tumwine, Daphney Conco, Sharon Fonn
BACKGROUND: Africa's health systems rely on services provided by mid-level health workers (MLWs). Investment in their training is worthwhile since they are more likely to be retained in underserved areas, require shorter training courses and are less dependent on technology and investigations in their clinical practice than physicians. Their training programs and curricula need up-dating to be relevant to their practice and to reflect advances in health professional education. This study was conducted to review the training and curricula of MLWs in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, to ascertain areas for improvement...
July 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Rainer Gaupp, Götz Fabry, Mirjam Körner
Objectives: To explore the influence of critical thinking, self-regulated learning and system usability on the acceptance of e-learning on patient safety. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, using a 32-question online survey. One hundred ninety-three (n=193 medical students participated in the study and were asked to rate levels of reflective thinking, self-regulated learning and attitudes towards patient safety using scales from the Questionnaire for Reflective Thinking, the Attitudes to Patient Safety Questionnaire and the System Usability Scale...
July 12, 2018: International Journal of Medical Education
Sarah Majumdar, Reg Morris
OBJECTIVES: To date, the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for stroke survivors has not been established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of group-based ACT for stroke survivors in comparison with treatment as usual (TAU) controls. METHODS: Fifty-three participants were randomly assigned either to group-based ACT (ACTivate Your Life after Stroke) or to a TAU control group (60% male; mean age: 63 years). The ACT intervention consisted of four weekly 2-hr didactic group sessions...
July 12, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
Mehrsa Jalalizadeh, Jonia Alshiek, Giulio A Santoro, Andrzej Pawel Wieczorek, S Abbas Shobeiri
OBJECTIVE: To review our 6-year experience (2009-2015) in teaching three-dimensional pelvic floor ultrasonography workshops that utilized pelvic floor phantoms in the setting of an Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills methodology. METHODS: Four-hour Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills workshops were given at several society meetings and involved a didactic session, a hands-on session using the pelvic floor phantoms, and a computer station session reviewing pelvic floor pathologies...
July 10, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Angie Docherty
AIM: The aim of the study was to explore and understand the phenomenon of "failing to fail." BACKGROUND: Phase 1 of a mixed-methods study suggested faculty in clinical settings instructed students that should not have passed preceding placements; students in didactic settings also passed exams that merited a fail. Phase 2 explored this phenomenon. METHOD: A multisite qualitative case study targeted baccalaureate and community college faculty to support analysis using replication logic...
July 9, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
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