Emergency radiology training module :lbeffect on radiology residents' preparedness for on-call coverage

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Master of Health Professions Education (MPHE)


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Imaging plays a crucial role in the day to day clinical working of the emergency department. Currently there is no dedicated emergency radiology rotation at Aga Khan University to prepare the residents for independent call coverage. The current study reports the development of an emergency radiology module and the impact of its implementation on the preparedness of residents for on-call coverage. Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital from June to December 2016, using Quasi experimental design comprising of one group pretest-posttest design. A dedicated course on emergency radiology was developed and delivered to radiology residents of year II and year III. A computer based test was conducted. Paired t-test was applied to assess difference between pre-and post-test scores. A survey was also conducted to measure the perceived confidence gained by the residents. Results: A total of 10 resident comprised the final sample for the study; Overall the mean of pretest total score was 93.60+15.06 and the mean of posttest total score was 122.60+11.80 and a highly significant difference between the pre-and post-scores was observed (p-value=0.001). The results of the survey also showed an improvement of perceived confidence of residents for on-call coverage with a significant p-value (<0.05). Conclusion: The study reveals improvement in knowledge and overall perceived confidence of radiology residents, irrespective of gender and level of residency after attending the course covering topics from whole body trauma. The study highlights the importance of implementing dedicated teaching and learning strategies that can lead to enhanced preparedness for on- call coverage.

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