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Simulator training improves ultrasound scanning performance on patients: a randomized controlled trial

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title = "Simulator training improves ultrasound scanning performance on patients: a randomized controlled trial",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Simulation-based mastery training may improve clinical performance. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of simulation-based mastery training on clinical performance in abdominal diagnostic ultrasound for radiology residents.METHOD: This study was a multicenter randomized controlled trial registered at clinicaltrials.gov (identifier: NCT02921867) and reported using the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. Twenty radiology residents from 10 different hospitals were included in the study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) simulator-based training until passing a validated test scored by a blinded reviewer or (2) no intervention prior to standard clinical ultrasound training on patients. All scans performed during the first 6 weeks of clinical ultrasound training were scored. The primary outcome was performance scores assessed using Objective Structured Assessment of Ultrasound Skills (OSAUS). An exponential learning curve was fitted for the OSAUS score for the two groups using non-linear regression with random variation. Confidence intervals were calculated based on the variation between individual learning curves.RESULTS: After randomization, eleven residents completed the simulation intervention and nine received standard clinical training. The simulation group participants attended two to seven training sessions using between 6 and 17 h of simulation-based training. The performance score for the simulation group was significantly higher for the first 29 scans compared to that for the non-simulation group, such that scores reached approximately the same level after 49 and 77 scans, respectively.CONCLUSION: We showed improved performance in diagnostic ultrasound scanning on patients after simulation-based mastery learning for radiology residents.TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT02921867 KEY POINTS: • Improvement in scanning performance on patients is seen after simulation-based mastery learning in diagnostic abdominal ultrasound. • Simulation-based mastery learning can prevent patients from bearing the burden of the initial steep part of trainees' learning curve.",
author = "{\O}stergaard, {Mia Louise} and {Rue Nielsen}, Kristina and Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste and {Kj{\ae}r Ersb{\o}ll}, Annette and Lars Konge and {Bachmann Nielsen}, Michael",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1007/s00330-018-5923-z",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "3210--18",
journal = "European Radiology",
issn = "0938-7994",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "6",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Simulator training improves ultrasound scanning performance on patients

T2 - a randomized controlled trial

AU - Østergaard, Mia Louise

AU - Rue Nielsen, Kristina

AU - Albrecht-Beste, Elisabeth

AU - Kjær Ersbøll, Annette

AU - Konge, Lars

AU - Bachmann Nielsen, Michael

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - BACKGROUND: Simulation-based mastery training may improve clinical performance. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of simulation-based mastery training on clinical performance in abdominal diagnostic ultrasound for radiology residents.METHOD: This study was a multicenter randomized controlled trial registered at clinicaltrials.gov (identifier: NCT02921867) and reported using the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. Twenty radiology residents from 10 different hospitals were included in the study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) simulator-based training until passing a validated test scored by a blinded reviewer or (2) no intervention prior to standard clinical ultrasound training on patients. All scans performed during the first 6 weeks of clinical ultrasound training were scored. The primary outcome was performance scores assessed using Objective Structured Assessment of Ultrasound Skills (OSAUS). An exponential learning curve was fitted for the OSAUS score for the two groups using non-linear regression with random variation. Confidence intervals were calculated based on the variation between individual learning curves.RESULTS: After randomization, eleven residents completed the simulation intervention and nine received standard clinical training. The simulation group participants attended two to seven training sessions using between 6 and 17 h of simulation-based training. The performance score for the simulation group was significantly higher for the first 29 scans compared to that for the non-simulation group, such that scores reached approximately the same level after 49 and 77 scans, respectively.CONCLUSION: We showed improved performance in diagnostic ultrasound scanning on patients after simulation-based mastery learning for radiology residents.TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT02921867 KEY POINTS: • Improvement in scanning performance on patients is seen after simulation-based mastery learning in diagnostic abdominal ultrasound. • Simulation-based mastery learning can prevent patients from bearing the burden of the initial steep part of trainees' learning curve.

AB - BACKGROUND: Simulation-based mastery training may improve clinical performance. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of simulation-based mastery training on clinical performance in abdominal diagnostic ultrasound for radiology residents.METHOD: This study was a multicenter randomized controlled trial registered at clinicaltrials.gov (identifier: NCT02921867) and reported using the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. Twenty radiology residents from 10 different hospitals were included in the study. Participants were randomized into two groups: (1) simulator-based training until passing a validated test scored by a blinded reviewer or (2) no intervention prior to standard clinical ultrasound training on patients. All scans performed during the first 6 weeks of clinical ultrasound training were scored. The primary outcome was performance scores assessed using Objective Structured Assessment of Ultrasound Skills (OSAUS). An exponential learning curve was fitted for the OSAUS score for the two groups using non-linear regression with random variation. Confidence intervals were calculated based on the variation between individual learning curves.RESULTS: After randomization, eleven residents completed the simulation intervention and nine received standard clinical training. The simulation group participants attended two to seven training sessions using between 6 and 17 h of simulation-based training. The performance score for the simulation group was significantly higher for the first 29 scans compared to that for the non-simulation group, such that scores reached approximately the same level after 49 and 77 scans, respectively.CONCLUSION: We showed improved performance in diagnostic ultrasound scanning on patients after simulation-based mastery learning for radiology residents.TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT02921867 KEY POINTS: • Improvement in scanning performance on patients is seen after simulation-based mastery learning in diagnostic abdominal ultrasound. • Simulation-based mastery learning can prevent patients from bearing the burden of the initial steep part of trainees' learning curve.

U2 - 10.1007/s00330-018-5923-z

DO - 10.1007/s00330-018-5923-z

M3 - Journal article

VL - 29

SP - 3210

EP - 3218

JO - European Radiology

JF - European Radiology

SN - 0938-7994

IS - 6

ER -

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