Assessment of a new e-learning system on thorax, trachea, and lung ultrasound

Background: Lung ultrasound has become an emerging tool in acute and critical care medicine. Combined theoretical and hands-on training has been required to teach ultrasound diagnostics. Current computer technology allow
Background: Lung ultrasound has become an emerging tool in acute and critical care medicine. Combined theoretical and hands-on training has been required to teach ultrasound diagnostics. Current computer technology allows for display, explanation, and animation of information in a remote-learning environment.
Objective: Development and assessment of an e-learning program for lung ultrasound.
Methods: An interactive online tutorial was created. A prospective learning success study was conducted with medical students using a multiple-choice test (Trial A). This e-learning program was used as preparation for a certified course followed by an evaluation of trained doctors (Trial B) by linear analogue scales. Pretests were compared with postcourse tests and sustainability tests as well as a posttest of a one-day custom classroom training.
Results: In Trial A, during the learning success study (n = 29), the increase of correct answers was 11.7 to 17/20 in the post-test and to 16.6/20 in the sustainability test (relative change 45.1%, P < 0.0001). E-learning almost equalled scores of classroom-based training regarding gain and retention of factual knowledge. In Trial B, nineteen participating doctors found a 79.5% increase of knowledge (median, 95% CI: 69%; 88%).
Conclusion: The basics of lung ultrasound can be taught in a highly effective manner using e-learning.
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Author:Colleen Cuca, Patrick Scheiermann, Dorothea Hempel, Gabriele Via, Armin Seibel, Magnus Barth, Tim Oliver Hirche, Felix Walcher, Raoul Breitkreutz
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-422191
URL:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3845847
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/145361
ISSN:2090-2859
ISSN:2090-2840
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=24324889
Parent Title (English):Emergency medicine international
Publisher:Hindawi
Place of publication:New York, NY [u. a.]
Contributor(s):Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2016/12/01
Date of first Publication:2013/11/12
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/12/01
Volume:2013
Issue:Article ID 145361
Pagenumber:11
First Page:1
Last Page:10
Note:
Copyright © 2013 Colleen Cuca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
HeBIS PPN:428603912
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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