Early pregnancy ultrasound and management – effect of a multifaceted training on physician knowledge

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605650
Title:
Early pregnancy ultrasound and management – effect of a multifaceted training on physician knowledge
Authors:
O’Leary, B; Khalid, A; Higgins, M
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605650
Abstract:
Vaginal bleeding is a common event in early pregnancy, with 20-40% of pregnancies affected. Prompt diagnosis and management of bleeding is important, both to reduce morbidity and to avoid excessive emotional distress. This was a prospective study of an educational programme aimed at Obstetrics and Gynaecology BST trainees in the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin. The educational programme consisted of didactic lectures, and simulation and practical sessions. A questionnaire reviewing early pregnancy complications was used to assess participant knowledge. Six trainees participated in the programme, with five (83%) answering the questionnaire. The pre-education questionnaire showed a generally poor level of knowledge of early pregnancy complications with 8/50 (16%) questions answered correctly. Following the educational intervention there was a statistically significant increase in participant knowledge with 45/50 (90%) questions answered correctly. A significant increase in participant knowledge of early pregnancy complications followed our multifaceted educational programme. Study limitations exist, however we have shown the potential value of our educational programme.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; ULTRASOUND; CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Leary, Ben
dc.contributor.authorKhalid, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T09:41:34Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T09:41:34Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605650en
dc.description.abstractVaginal bleeding is a common event in early pregnancy, with 20-40% of pregnancies affected. Prompt diagnosis and management of bleeding is important, both to reduce morbidity and to avoid excessive emotional distress. This was a prospective study of an educational programme aimed at Obstetrics and Gynaecology BST trainees in the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin. The educational programme consisted of didactic lectures, and simulation and practical sessions. A questionnaire reviewing early pregnancy complications was used to assess participant knowledge. Six trainees participated in the programme, with five (83%) answering the questionnaire. The pre-education questionnaire showed a generally poor level of knowledge of early pregnancy complications with 8/50 (16%) questions answered correctly. Following the educational intervention there was a statistically significant increase in participant knowledge with 45/50 (90%) questions answered correctly. A significant increase in participant knowledge of early pregnancy complications followed our multifaceted educational programme. Study limitations exist, however we have shown the potential value of our educational programme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectULTRASOUNDen
dc.subjectCONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTen
dc.titleEarly pregnancy ultrasound and management – effect of a multifaceted training on physician knowledgeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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