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The preparedness level of final year medical students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases: computer-based medical education in emergency medicine.

Karakus A, Senyer N - Int J Emerg Med (2014)

Bottom Line: In 10 emergency medical cases, an average of 3.9 correct medical approaches were performed in the pre-test and an average of 9.6 correct medical approaches were performed in the post-test (t = 17.18, P = 0.006).This study's results showed that the readiness level of students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases was very low.Computer-based training could help in the adequate approach of students to various emergency cases.

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Affiliation: Department of Medical Education, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Kurupelit/Samsun, Turkey. akanqk@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: We aimed to observe the preparedness level of final year medical students in approaching emergencies by computer-based simulation training and evaluate the efficacy of the program.

Methods: A computer-based prototype simulation program (Lsim), designed by researchers from the medical education and computer science departments, was used to present virtual cases for medical learning. Fifty-four final year medical students from Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine attended an education program on June 20, 2012 and were trained with Lsim. Volunteer attendants completed a pre-test and post-test exam at the beginning and end of the course, respectively, on the same day.

Results: Twenty-nine of the 54 students who attended the course accepted to take the pre-test and post-test exams; 58.6% (n = 17) were female. In 10 emergency medical cases, an average of 3.9 correct medical approaches were performed in the pre-test and an average of 9.6 correct medical approaches were performed in the post-test (t = 17.18, P = 0.006).

Conclusions: This study's results showed that the readiness level of students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases was very low. Computer-based training could help in the adequate approach of students to various emergency cases.

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Mentions: The virtual medical cases are made up of interconnected nodes each representing a part of a medical case such as in the VpSim program [17]. Lsim includes medical approach steps to a patient in different phases. The user must perform an adequate algorithmic medical approach to the virtual patient in order to be successful. The program allows multidimensional medical approaches to a virtual patient (history, physical examination, requesting laboratory and radiologic tests, and drug administration and prescription). The user can request necessary laboratory and diagnostic techniques from a list, which includes tests still in use in a university hospital (Figure 1).


The preparedness level of final year medical students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases: computer-based medical education in emergency medicine.

Karakus A, Senyer N - Int J Emerg Med (2014)

Laboratory and radiologic tests that can be requested and then assessed by the student.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Laboratory and radiologic tests that can be requested and then assessed by the student.
Mentions: The virtual medical cases are made up of interconnected nodes each representing a part of a medical case such as in the VpSim program [17]. Lsim includes medical approach steps to a patient in different phases. The user must perform an adequate algorithmic medical approach to the virtual patient in order to be successful. The program allows multidimensional medical approaches to a virtual patient (history, physical examination, requesting laboratory and radiologic tests, and drug administration and prescription). The user can request necessary laboratory and diagnostic techniques from a list, which includes tests still in use in a university hospital (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: In 10 emergency medical cases, an average of 3.9 correct medical approaches were performed in the pre-test and an average of 9.6 correct medical approaches were performed in the post-test (t = 17.18, P = 0.006).This study's results showed that the readiness level of students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases was very low.Computer-based training could help in the adequate approach of students to various emergency cases.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medical Education, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Kurupelit/Samsun, Turkey. akanqk@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: We aimed to observe the preparedness level of final year medical students in approaching emergencies by computer-based simulation training and evaluate the efficacy of the program.

Methods: A computer-based prototype simulation program (Lsim), designed by researchers from the medical education and computer science departments, was used to present virtual cases for medical learning. Fifty-four final year medical students from Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine attended an education program on June 20, 2012 and were trained with Lsim. Volunteer attendants completed a pre-test and post-test exam at the beginning and end of the course, respectively, on the same day.

Results: Twenty-nine of the 54 students who attended the course accepted to take the pre-test and post-test exams; 58.6% (n = 17) were female. In 10 emergency medical cases, an average of 3.9 correct medical approaches were performed in the pre-test and an average of 9.6 correct medical approaches were performed in the post-test (t = 17.18, P = 0.006).

Conclusions: This study's results showed that the readiness level of students for an adequate medical approach to emergency cases was very low. Computer-based training could help in the adequate approach of students to various emergency cases.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus