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Miguel Bigotte Vieira, Pedro Godinho, Nuno Gaibino, Raquel Dias, Agostinho Sousa, Inês Madanelo, Francisco Ribeiro-Mourão, Mariana Brandão, Sónia Duarte, Tiago Meirinhos, Ana Luísa Catarino, Cláudio Espírito Santo, Ricardo Caiado, Ricardo Marques, Ana Gonçalves Ferreira, Carlos Ramalheira, João Valente Jorge, Marta Losada, Mário Santos, Edson Oliveira, João Paulo Farias, José Manuel Silva
INTRODUCTION: In the last years, the global context of medical education and Medical Residency programs in Portugal suffered substantial changes. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate and characterize medical residents ́ satisfaction with medical residency programs in Portugal and to identify features that could be improved. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We utilized as model the survey Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure that has been developed in the United Kingdom and is speci cally targeted to medical residents...
December 30, 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Noura M Dabbouseh, Shivtej Kaushal, Wendy Peltier, Fabian M Johnston
OBJECTIVES: To address perspectives of cardiology fellows on the current state of palliative education and palliative and hospice resource utilization within their fellowship experiences. METHODS: We conducted an online national survey of cardiology fellows during the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Survey questions aimed to assess perceived importance of palliative care education, level of palliative care education during fellowship, and the structure of palliative care support at respondent institutions...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Jehangir N Din, Thomas M Snow, Sunil V Rao, W Peter Klinke, Imad J Nadra, Anthony Della Siega, Simon D Robinson
BACKGROUND: Considerable variability remains as regards the appropriate and safe length of stay after elective PCI. We performed a survey of interventional cardiologists to identify current views on appropriate and safe length of stay after PCI. METHODS: We created an online survey using the commercially available SurveyMonkey application. This was sent to interventional cardiologists in the US, Canada and the UK with the assistance of the national interventional cardiology societies (SCAI, CAIC/CCS, BCIS/BCS) as well as being made available on the theheart...
March 31, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Elizabeth S John, Ann M John, Prateek Agarwal, James C Reynolds, Stephen R Baker
The majority of Americans use the Internet daily, if not more often, and many search online for health information to better understand a diagnosis they have been given or to research treatment options. The average American reads at an eighth-grade level. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of online patient education materials on the websites of 14 professional organizations representing the major internal medicine subspecialties. We used ten well-established quantitative readability scales to assess written text from patient education materials published on the websites of the major professional organizations representing the following subspecialty groups: allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, hospice and palliative care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine...
January 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Lindsay S Rogers, Melissa Klein, Jeanne James, Michael FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: Expert knowledge of cardiac malformations is essential for paediatric cardiologists. Current cardiac morphology fellowship teaching format, content, and nomenclature are left up to the discretion of the individual fellowship programmes. We aimed to assess practices and barriers in morphology education, perceived effectiveness of current curricula, and preferences for a standardised fellow morphology curriculum. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed de novo and administered anonymously via e-mail to all paediatric cardiology fellowship programme directors and associate directors in the United States of America; leaders were asked to forward the survey to fellows...
January 16, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Laura Newberry, Neil Kennedy, Elizabeth A Greene
BACKGROUND: Malawi has a high burden of paediatric cardiac disease but a limited number of health providers familiar with these chronic diseases. Given the rising number of Malawian postgraduate paediatric trainees at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, we sought to remedy this lack of basic cardiology training with a long-distance, module-based curriculum that could be utilised independently, as needed, with on-site teaching. We also wished to evaluate the initial modules for utility and improvement in knowledge and confidence in each topic...
June 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
J Nguyen, R Amirnovin, R Ramanathan, S Noori
OBJECTIVE: The current state of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) use and education in neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) and pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) is unknown. Our aim was to quantify POCUS use, training and perceptions regarding education and barriers among the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. STUDY DESIGN: A 14-question survey was emailed to the fellowship directors of all the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. RESULTS: The response rate was 55% (52/95) and 59% (39/66) for NPM and PCCM programs, respectively...
November 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Stacie Knutson, Michael S Kelleman, Lazaros Kochilas
OBJECTIVES: To assess awareness and implementation among pediatric primary care providers of the 2012 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the evaluation and management of developmental abnormalities in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). We hypothesized that children with CHD are not being provided neurodevelopmental screening and support according to the AHA guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was administered to licensed pediatric primary care providers in Minnesota (pediatricians = 530, family physicians = 1469) to evaluate awareness of the AHA guidelines, current screening practices, and barriers to implementation of these guidelines...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Gian F Mureddu, Stefano Nistri, Pompilio Faggiano, Biagio Fimiani, Gianfranco Misuraca, Antonio Maggi, Anna M Gori, Massimo Uguccioni, Luigi Tavazzi, Giovanni B Zito
Early detection of heart failure, when still preclinical, is fundamental. Therefore, it is important to assess whether preclinical heart failure management by cardiologists is adequate. The VASTISSIMO study ('EValuation of the AppropriateneSs of The preclInical phase (Stage A and Stage B) of heart failure Management in Outpatient clinics in Italy') is a prospective nationwide study aimed to evaluate the appropriateness of diagnosis and management of preclinical heart failure (stages A and B) by cardiologists working in outpatient clinics in Italy...
July 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Lis Neubeck, Stella Hsi-Man Lin, Cate Ferry, Robyn Gallagher
A core curriculum for the continuing professional development of nurses has recently been published by the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the European Society of Cardiology. This core curriculum was envisaged to bridge the educational gap between qualification as a nurse and an advance practice role. In addition, the shared elements and international consensus on core themes creates a strong pathway for nursing career development that is directly relevant to Australia. Education programs for nurses in Australia must meet the mandatory standards of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), but without a national core curriculum, there can be considerable variation in the content of such courses...
April 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
N Lane, S Lahham, L Joseph, D P Bahner, J C Fox
PURPOSE: Ultrasound in medical education has seen a tremendous growth over the last 10-20 years but ultrasound technology has been around for hundreds of years and sound has an even longer scientific history. The development of using sound and ultrasound to understand our body and our surroundings has been a rich part of human history. From the development of materials to produce piezoelectric conductors, ultrasound has been used and improved in many industries and medical specialties...
October 2015: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Richard Robbins, Chenlu Tian, Amit Singal, Deepak Agrawal
BACKGROUND: The risk of postpolypectomy bleeding for patients taking aspirin is low, and gastroenterology society guidelines state that aspirin is likely safe to continue; however, many practices recommend aspirin discontinuation. OBJECTIVE: To characterize practice patterns of periprocedural aspirin use with colonoscopy in the United States. DESIGN: Survey study. SETTING: Endoscopy units in the United States. INTERVENTIONS: We reviewed colonoscopy preparation instruction sheets available online to characterize recommendations regarding periprocedural aspirin use...
November 2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Nguyenvu Nguyen, Anjali Sharathkumar
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the clinician practices on perioperative anticoagulation in children with prosthetic mechanical heart valves who undergo elective surgeries. DESIGN: An online survey was administered to members of PediHeartNet. The survey consisted of multiple choice questions and clinical scenarios. OUTCOME MEASURES: The study described clinical practice patterns and variables that influence the clinicians' bridging anticoagulation decisions...
September 2015: Congenital Heart Disease
Lan T Nguyen, Timothy M Maul, Morgan Hindes, Curt J Daniels, Michelle Gurvitz, Stephen C Cook
Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) presents a unique and growing patient population, but there are no data to suggest there are sufficient training programs available to train specialists to meet the needs of this population. The objective of this national survey was to determine the current status of ACHD fellowship curricula and training. An online questionnaire was provided to adult and pediatric cardiology fellowship programs to determine program demographics, status, duration, faculty teaching responsibilities, volume or patient exposure, and institutional obstacles...
April 15, 2015: American Journal of Cardiology
Sunita Maheshwari, Bistra Zheleva, Veeralakshmi Rajasekhar, Bipin Batra
BACKGROUND: Training of postgraduate students has traditionally been done in person in a hospital setting with hands-on training with each faculty member imparting knowledge to 2 to 4 students per year. Supplementing their practical education with online instruction could make a significant difference in standardizing pediatric cardiology education in India. OBJECTIVE: To present the rationale, methods and survey results of a live e-Teaching methodology implemented for Pediatric cardiology trainees in association with the National Board of Examinations, India...
January 2015: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Shaun Mohan, Christopher Follansbee, Ugonna Nwankwo, Dena Hofkosh, Frederick S Sherman, Melinda F Hamilton
OBJECTIVE: High-fidelity patient simulation (HFPS) has been used in medical education to bridge gaps in medical knowledge and clinical skills. Few studies have analyzed the impact of HFPS in subspecialty rotations for pediatric residents. We hypothesized that pediatric residents exposed to HFPS with a structured content curriculum would perform better on a case quiz than residents without exposure to HFPS. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled SETTING: Tertiary-care free standing children's hospital INTERVENTIONS: During a cardiology rotation, senior pediatric residents completed an online pediatric cardiology curriculum and a cardiology quiz...
January 2015: Congenital Heart Disease
S Vosbergen, J M R Mulder-Wiggers, J P Lacroix, H M C Kemps, R A Kraaijenhagen, M W M Jaspers, N Peek
PURPOSE: Although tailoring health education messages to individual characteristics of patients has shown promising results, most patient education materials still take a one-size-fits-all approach. The aim of this study was to develop a method for tailoring health education messages to patients' preferences for various message features, using the concept of personas. This is a preliminary study focused on education for coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. METHODS: This study used a three-step approach...
February 2015: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Katharine Nelson, Alan Bagnall, Craig Nesbitt, Philip Davey, Sebastian Mafeld
BACKGROUND: Simulation is increasingly recognised as a valuable tool in training tomorrow's doctors. This technology has the potential to improve patient safety and address some of the challenges posed by recent changes in doctors' training, yet the uptake has been slow in the majority of institutions. In our own centre, we noted existing equipment was used infrequently. We sought to address this problem through the development of a 1-day training course in simulation (SIM) and basic interventional skills aimed at trainees from across different endovascular specialties...
October 2014: Clinical Teacher
Misaki Kiguchi, Andrew Leake, Galen Switzer, Erica Mitchell, Michel Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
INTRODUCTION: As the first generation of integrated (0 + 5) vascular surgery (VS) residents enter the job market, this survey sought to understand how the surgical community perceives this training paradigm. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was e-mailed to surgery chairpersons (n = 193) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members (n = 2193) in the United States/Canada with 26% (n = 38) and 14% (n = 309) response rates, respectively. Respondents were asked about their practice background, residency program, hiring patterns, and perceptions of the 0 + 5 training...
September 2014: Journal of Surgical Education
Steffen E Petersen, Ana G Almeida, Francisco Alpendurada, Redha Boubertakh, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bernard Cosyns, Gerald F Greil, Theodoros D Karamitsos, Patrizio Lancellotti, Alexandros S Stefanidis, Oliver Tann, Mark Westwood, Sven Plein
An updated version of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Core Syllabus for the European Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Certification Exam is now available online. The syllabus lists key elements of knowledge in CMR. It represents a framework for the development of training curricula and provides expected knowledge-based learning outcomes to the CMR trainees, in particular those intending to demonstrate CMR knowledge in the European CMR exam, a core requirement in the CMR certification process...
July 2014: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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