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Martin G Tolsgaard, Gihad E Chalouhi
Over the past decade, ultrasound simulators have been increasingly used as an adjunct to clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Studies have shown that providing initial simulation-based ultrasound training leads to sustained improvements in clinical performances1 including improved diagnostic accuracy,2 reduced need for supervised practice, and decreased patient discomfort.3 .
April 17, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666918/procedure-specific-assessment-tool-for-flexible-pharyngo-laryngoscopy-gathering-validity-evidence-and-setting-pass-fail-standards
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Jacob Melchiors, K Petersen, T Todsen, A Bohr, Lars Konge, Christian von Buchwald
OBJECTIVE: The attainment of specific identifiable competencies is the primary measure of progress in the modern medical education system. The system, therefore, requires a method for accurately assessing competence to be feasible. Evidence of validity needs to be gathered before an assessment tool can be implemented in the training and assessment of physicians. This evidence of validity must according to the contemporary theory on validity be gathered from specific sources in a structured and rigorous manner...
April 17, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662463/how-do-you-manage-change-in-organizations-training-development-innovation-and-their-relationships
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Riccardo Sartori, Arianna Costantini, Andrea Ceschi, Francesco Tommasi
The article aims to be a reflective paper on the interconnected concepts of training, development and innovation and the potential they have in dealing with change in organizations. We call change both the process through which something becomes different and the result of that process. Change management is the expression used to define the complex of activities, functions, and tools (such as training courses) through which an organization deals with the introduction of something new that is relevant for both its survival and growth...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661651/-preferences-of-general-practitioners-in-metropolitan-france-with-regard-to-the-delegation-of-medico-administrative-tasks-to-secretaries-assisting-medico-social-workers-study-in-conjoint-analysis
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A Chanu, A Caron, G Ficheur, C Berkhout, A Duhamel, M Rochoy
BACKGROUND: A general practitioner's office is an economic unit where task delegation is an essential component in improving the quality and performance of work. AIM: To classify the preferences of general practitioners regarding the delegation of medical-administrative tasks to assistant medical-social secretaries. METHOD: Conjoint analysis was applied to a random sample of 175 general practitioners working in metropolitan France. Ten scenarios were constructed based on seven attributes: training for medical secretaries, logistical support during the consultation, delegation of management planning, medical records, accounting, maintenance, and taking initiative on the telephone...
April 13, 2018: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661505/training-cardiothoracic-surgeons-of-the-future-the-uk-experience
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Louise Kenny, Karen Booth, Kathrin Freystaetter, Greta Wood, Gary Reynolds, Sridhar Rathinam, Narain Moorjani
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess targeted simulation courses, including live animal operating, as complementary training tools with regard to 2 key surgical skills in early cardiothoracic surgeon training. METHODS: Twenty UK surgical trainees (equivalent to cardiothoracic surgery resident physicians in the United States) in their first year of residency training were evaluated. Assessment of skills in pulmonary wedge resection and cardiopulmonary bypass were undertaken before and after 2 boot camp-style courses, including live animal operating (boot camp 1 and boot camp 2)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660573/midwifery-in-iceland-from-vocational-training-to-university-education
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Olof A Olafsdottir, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Berglind Halfdansdottir, Helga Gottfredsdottir
Midwifery education is a foundation for health professionals' competence in providing quality healthcare for the benefit of women, their families and society. This paper describes midwifery and the development of midwifery education in Iceland. It examines policy and extensive reforms, from hospital-based vocational training in midwifery to an academic university education, and the impact on the scope of midwifery practice in Iceland. The university-based programme, with its emphasis on autonomy of the midwife, seems to have affected the context of home birth and strengthened midwives' role in primary healthcare...
April 3, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660297/structured-integration-of-family-planning-curriculum-comparative-assessment-of-knowledge-and-skills-among-new-medical-graduates-in-ethiopia
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Berhanu G Gebremeskel, Alula M Teklu, Lia T Gebremedhin, Solomon W Beza, Tegbar Yigzaw, Munir K Eshetu, Mengistu H Damtew, Yolanda R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess if structured integration of a comprehensive family planning (FP) training into a medical school curriculum improves FP knowledge and skill scores of medical interns. STUDY DESIGN: We compared mean contraception knowledge scores of interns in a medical school with the integrated FP curriculum [intervention school] (n=56) to interns at four conventional medical curriculum schools without structured reinforcement of FP content [control schools] (n=161) in Ethiopia...
April 13, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660168/risk-factors-for-equine-glandular-and-squamous-gastric-disease-in-show-jumping-warmbloods
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S K Pedersen, A E Cribb, M C Windeyer, E K Read, D French, H E Banse
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of, and risk factors for, equine squamous gastric disease (ESGD) are well established. Limited data exists on risk factors for equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD). OBJECTIVES: To identify management factors associated with EGGD in show jumping Warmbloods in training. A secondary objective was to identify management factors associated with ESGD. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Gastroscopies were performed in horses following a 12-16 hour fast...
April 16, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659009/state-of-the-science-interprofessional-approaches-to-aging-dementia-and-mental-health
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Timothy W Farrell, Marilyn K Luptak, Katherine P Supiano, James T Pacala, Rosalind De Lisser
Interprofessional education (IPE) is essential to develop the healthcare workforce of the future. Geriatrics healthcare professionals have long championed innovations in IPE and patient care, but there is increased urgency to address challenges in aging, dementia, and geriatric mental health in America. In 2010, the Partnership for Health in Aging multidisciplinary competencies and a related position statement in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society addressed interdisciplinary team (IDT) training in geriatrics...
April 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658785/smartphone-use-and-schema-based-learning-in-dento-maxillofacial-radiology-practice-a-case-report-from-one-college-of-dentistry
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Young-A Ji, You Mee Lee, Hyun-Dae Lim, Won-Jong Park, Ji Hye Jung, Je-Woo Lee, Byung Do Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study investigates the students' satisfaction and awareness of competency towards smartphone use and schema based learning in dental radiology practice. METHODS: Third-year students undertaking a dental radiology practicum at a dental school were divided into two groups: one group received traditional clinical training, whereas the other group used smartphones in classes and received new training using schema assignments. At the end of the course, students' satisfaction with the training and self-awareness of their competency were surveyed, and their achievement was assessed...
April 16, 2018: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658536/-education-motivations-and-working-conditions-of-a-cohort-of-nurses-attending-to-an-open-competition
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Roberto Accardi, Silvia Pazzaglia, Antonella Demarchi, Barbara Sappa, Dario Laquintana
. Education, motivations and working conditions of a cohort of nurses attending to an open-competition. INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, the progressive reduction of staff turnover decreased together with the number of open competitions, now attended by thousands of candidates, portraying an image of massive unemployment in the nursing profession. AIM: To describe the socio-demographic profile, the studies, previous work experiences and motivations of a cohort of nurses participats a maxi-competition in Lombardy region...
January 2018: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657857/the-asibs-short-course-a-unique-strategy-for-increasing-statistical-competency-of-junior-investigators-in-academic-medicine
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Emma K T Benn, Chengcheng Tu, Ann-Gel S Palermo, Luisa N Borrell, Michaela Kiernan, Mary Sandre, Emilia Bagiella
As clinical researchers at academic medical institutions across the United States increasingly manage complex clinical databases and registries, they often lack the statistical expertise to utilize the data for research purposes. This statistical inadequacy prevents junior investigators from disseminating clinical findings in peer-reviewed journals and from obtaining research funding, thereby hindering their potential for promotion. Underrepresented minorities, in particular, confront unique challenges as clinical investigators stemming from a lack of methodologically rigorous research training in their graduate medical education...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655963/abortion-training-in-us-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residency-programs
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Jody E Steinauer, Jema K Turk, Tali Pomerantz, Kristin Simonson, Lee A Learman, Uta Landy
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15 years ago, 51% of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training program directors reported that abortion training was routine, 39% reported training was optional, and 10% did not have training. The status of abortion training now is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current status of abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. STUDY DESIGN: Through surveying program directors of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training programs, we conducted a cross-sectional study on the availability and characteristics of abortion training...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652954/-time-to-change-the-graduate-postgraduate-liaison-in-chilean-medical-education-reflections-about-a-double-certification-as-physician-and-doctor-in-medical-sciences
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Miguel Concha M
In the last 150 years, scientific research has produced extraordinary discoveries in Medicine and there is no doubt that research will continue contributing substantially in the future but there is no the same conviction regarding how to provision such capacities in medical graduates. In Chile, the Faculties of Medicine created several doctorate programs in Medical Sciences (Ph.D.) to strengthen medical research. However, the low number of physicians who apply to these programs is a caveat. These programs provide the advanced third-cycle competencies expected by students aspiring for an excellence research certification and their incorporation into academia...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652838/super-resolution-for-jilin-1-satellite-video-imagery-via-a-convolutional-network
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Aoran Xiao, Zhongyuan Wang, Lei Wang, Yexian Ren
Super-resolution for satellite video attaches much significance to earth observation accuracy, and the special imaging and transmission conditions on the video satellite pose great challenges to this task. The existing deep convolutional neural-network-based methods require pre-processing or post-processing to be adapted to a high-resolution size or pixel format, leading to reduced performance and extra complexity. To this end, this paper proposes a five-layer end-to-end network structure without any pre-processing and post-processing, but imposes a reshape or deconvolution layer at the end of the network to retain the distribution of ground objects within the image...
April 13, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652562/serious-gaming-a-tool-to-educate-health-care-providers-about-domestic-violence
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Robin Mason, Linda Turner
Due to the adverse health effects, victims of domestic violence are frequently seen in the health care system. Yet, health care providers may lack the training to assist them. Online curricula can be an effective instructional tool. Our competency-based, serious video game, Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings, was designed to address health care providers' knowledge gaps through 17 modules, each a half hour in length. Nearly 9,000 participants completed at least one module; nursing students completed the most modules, approximately five hours of instruction...
April 13, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651888/mechanisms-of-performance-improvements-due-to-a-leading-teammate-during-uphill-cycling
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Theo Ouvrard, Alain Groslambert, Gilles Ravier, Sidney Grosprêtre, Phillipe Gimenez, Frederic Grappe
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the impact of a leading teammate in front of a cyclist on psychological, physiological, biomechanical and performance parameters during an uphill maximal effort. METHODS: After familiarisation, twelve well-trained competitive cyclists completed two uphill time-trials (UTTs, 2.7 km at 7.4 %) in randomised order: one performed alone (control condition), and one following a simulated teammate during the entire UTT (leader condition)...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651321/specialty-training-in-family-medicine-in-montenegro-an-evaluation-of-the-programme-by-the-first-generation-of-trainees
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Marija Petek Šter, Ljiljana Cvejanov Kezunović, Milena Cojić, Davorina Petek, Igor Švab
Introduction: One of the aims of health care reform in Montenegro is to strengthen primary care. An important step forward is the implementation of specialty training in family medicine (FM). The aim of this article is to evaluate the implementation of specialty training in family medicine in Montenegro, regarding the content, structure and methods, by the first generation of trainees and the coordinator of the training. Methods: A questionnaire was sent by mail in July and August 2017 to all 26 eligible trainees who started specialty training in 2013...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650484/identification-of-new-tools-to-predict-surgical-performance-of-novices-using-a-plastic-surgery-simulator
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Roy Kazan, Alex Viezel-Mathieu, Shantale Cyr, Thomas M Hemmerling, Samuel J Lin, Mirko S Gilardino
OBJECTIVE: To identify new tools capable of predicting surgical performance of novices on an augmentation mammoplasty simulator. The pace of technical skills acquisition varies between residents and may necessitate more time than that allotted by residency training before reaching competence. Identifying applicants with superior innate technical abilities might shorten learning curves and the time to reach competence. The objective of this study is to identify new tools that could predict surgical performance of novices on a mammoplasty simulator...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
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Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
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