The most recent SGEM-HOP podcast took a look at ultrasound in high fidelity simulation. Ken and I got a chance to speak with Dr. Paul Olszynski from the University of Saskatchewan. He recently authored the following article in which two novel ultrasound interventions were introduced for emergency medicine resident simulation training. The CJEM article is free and open access.
Clinical Question: What ultrasound simulation method is preferred by trainees and instructors in high fidelity simulation?
The study compared the edus2, a modified ultrasound probe and laptop, with a laptop placed on an audiovisual cart at the bedside during simulation exercises.
Author’s Conclusions: The edus2 was identified as being a superior teaching intervention, as it allowed for greater functional integration of PoCUS into critical care, better assessment of trainee skills and had greater impact on session debriefing and formative feedback.
Paul also goes through a great review of educational theory in the podcast, which is a great bonus on top of the journal article.