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Evaluation of competence in ultrasound-guided procedures-a generic assessment tool developed through the Delphi method

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Kahr Rasmussen, Niklas ; Nayahangan, Leizl Joy ; Carlsen, Jonathan ; Ekberg, Olle ; Brabrand, Knut ; Albrecht-Beste, Elisabeth ; Nielsen, Michael Bachmann ; Konge, Lars. / Evaluation of competence in ultrasound-guided procedures-a generic assessment tool developed through the Delphi method. I: European Radiology. 2021 ; Bind 31, Nr. 6. s. 4203-4211.

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title = "Evaluation of competence in ultrasound-guided procedures-a generic assessment tool developed through the Delphi method",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: To develop a generic and objective tool for assessing competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures.METHODS: Interventional ultrasound experts from the Nordic countries were invited to participate in a three-round Delphi process. A steering committee was formed to manage the process. In round 1, the experts were asked to suggest all aspects to consider when assessing competence in US-guided procedures. Suggestions were analyzed and condensed into assessment items. In round 2, the expert panel rated these items on a 1-5 scale and suggested new items. Items with a mean rating of ≤ 3.5 were excluded. In round 3, the expert panel rated the list items and suggested changes to the items.RESULTS: Twenty-five experts were invited, and response rates in the three rounds were 68% (17 out of 25), 100% (17 out of 17), and 100% (17 out of 17). The three-round Delphi process resulted in a 12-item assessment tool, using a five-point rating scale. The final assessment tool evaluates pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork.CONCLUSIONS: Expert consensus was achieved on a generic tool for assessment of competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE). This is the initial step in ensuring a valid and reliable method for assessment of interventional US skill.KEY POINTS: • Through a Delphi process, expert consensus was achieved on the content of an assessment tool for percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE) tool. • The IUSE tool is comprehensive and covers pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork. • This is an important step in ensuring valid and reliable assessment of interventional US skills.",
keywords = "Delphi technique, Education, medical, Educational measurement, Ultrasonography, Ultrasonography, interventional, medical, Education, interventional, Clinical Competence, Humans, Ultrasonography, Interventional, Consensus, Delphi Technique",
author = "{Kahr Rasmussen}, Niklas and Nayahangan, {Leizl Joy} and Jonathan Carlsen and Olle Ekberg and Knut Brabrand and Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste and Nielsen, {Michael Bachmann} and Lars Konge",
year = "2021",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1007/s00330-020-07280-z",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "4203--4211",
journal = "European Radiology",
issn = "0938-7994",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "6",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of competence in ultrasound-guided procedures-a generic assessment tool developed through the Delphi method

AU - Kahr Rasmussen, Niklas

AU - Nayahangan, Leizl Joy

AU - Carlsen, Jonathan

AU - Ekberg, Olle

AU - Brabrand, Knut

AU - Albrecht-Beste, Elisabeth

AU - Nielsen, Michael Bachmann

AU - Konge, Lars

PY - 2021/6

Y1 - 2021/6

N2 - OBJECTIVES: To develop a generic and objective tool for assessing competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures.METHODS: Interventional ultrasound experts from the Nordic countries were invited to participate in a three-round Delphi process. A steering committee was formed to manage the process. In round 1, the experts were asked to suggest all aspects to consider when assessing competence in US-guided procedures. Suggestions were analyzed and condensed into assessment items. In round 2, the expert panel rated these items on a 1-5 scale and suggested new items. Items with a mean rating of ≤ 3.5 were excluded. In round 3, the expert panel rated the list items and suggested changes to the items.RESULTS: Twenty-five experts were invited, and response rates in the three rounds were 68% (17 out of 25), 100% (17 out of 17), and 100% (17 out of 17). The three-round Delphi process resulted in a 12-item assessment tool, using a five-point rating scale. The final assessment tool evaluates pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork.CONCLUSIONS: Expert consensus was achieved on a generic tool for assessment of competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE). This is the initial step in ensuring a valid and reliable method for assessment of interventional US skill.KEY POINTS: • Through a Delphi process, expert consensus was achieved on the content of an assessment tool for percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE) tool. • The IUSE tool is comprehensive and covers pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork. • This is an important step in ensuring valid and reliable assessment of interventional US skills.

AB - OBJECTIVES: To develop a generic and objective tool for assessing competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures.METHODS: Interventional ultrasound experts from the Nordic countries were invited to participate in a three-round Delphi process. A steering committee was formed to manage the process. In round 1, the experts were asked to suggest all aspects to consider when assessing competence in US-guided procedures. Suggestions were analyzed and condensed into assessment items. In round 2, the expert panel rated these items on a 1-5 scale and suggested new items. Items with a mean rating of ≤ 3.5 were excluded. In round 3, the expert panel rated the list items and suggested changes to the items.RESULTS: Twenty-five experts were invited, and response rates in the three rounds were 68% (17 out of 25), 100% (17 out of 17), and 100% (17 out of 17). The three-round Delphi process resulted in a 12-item assessment tool, using a five-point rating scale. The final assessment tool evaluates pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork.CONCLUSIONS: Expert consensus was achieved on a generic tool for assessment of competence in percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE). This is the initial step in ensuring a valid and reliable method for assessment of interventional US skill.KEY POINTS: • Through a Delphi process, expert consensus was achieved on the content of an assessment tool for percutaneous ultrasound-guided procedures-the Interventional Ultrasound Skills Evaluation (IUSE) tool. • The IUSE tool is comprehensive and covers pre-procedural planning, US technique, procedural technique, patient safety, communication, and teamwork. • This is an important step in ensuring valid and reliable assessment of interventional US skills.

KW - Delphi technique

KW - Education, medical

KW - Educational measurement

KW - Ultrasonography

KW - Ultrasonography, interventional

KW - medical

KW - Education

KW - interventional

KW - Clinical Competence

KW - Humans

KW - Ultrasonography, Interventional

KW - Consensus

KW - Delphi Technique

U2 - 10.1007/s00330-020-07280-z

DO - 10.1007/s00330-020-07280-z

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33201282

VL - 31

SP - 4203

EP - 4211

JO - European Radiology

JF - European Radiology

SN - 0938-7994

IS - 6

ER -

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