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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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Assessment of the requested diagnostic image by the student. The X-ray display was used in case 1.
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Figure 2: Assessment of the requested diagnostic image by the student. The X-ray display was used in case 1.

Mentions: After the diagnostic images are assessed, the pathology seen on the radiologic film must be shown by the user (Figure 2). The “laboratory and diagnostic tests” ordering screen makes this program more realistic than other simulation programs [17-21].


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)

Assessment of the requested diagnostic image by the student. The X-ray display was used in case 1.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
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Figure 2: Assessment of the requested diagnostic image by the student. The X-ray display was used in case 1.
Mentions: After the diagnostic images are assessed, the pathology seen on the radiologic film must be shown by the user (Figure 2). The “laboratory and diagnostic tests” ordering screen makes this program more realistic than other simulation programs [17-21].

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