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Authors Institution
R Damant (rdamant@ualberta.ca)
D Harley
K Beck
C Rach
M Amyotte
S Sandilands
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA
Theme
Clinical
Early Introduction of Respiratory Diagnostic and Therapeutic Skills to Medicine and Dentistry Students
Background

Respiratory illness is common. Our group developed a Respiratory Skills Laboratory focusing on key diagnostic and therapeutic skills required to manage respiratory patients.

Questions: how is the Respiratory Skills Laboratory (RSL) perceived by learners?

Summary of Work

The RSL’s goal was to introduce learners to use of a bag-mask device, arterial blood gas sampling, oxygen therapy and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure/Non-Invasive Ventilation. Resources are available upon request.

The lab consisted of 4 fifteen-minute stations. Students rotated in groups of 12. Stations were facilitated by content experts. Facilitators provided a brief overview. Hands-on experience was encouraged. Participants then completed a survey.

Summary of Results

201 students (167 MD, 34 DDS) took part. 177 students (88%) completed the survey. Scores (n/5.0): objectives clarity, 4.2; allotted time, 2.6; relevance, 4.5; enhanced comprehension, 4.4; overall value, 4.7; bag-and-mask, 4.6; oxygen, 4.5; CPAP/NIV, 4.5; ABG, 4.7. 97% of students agreed or strongly agreed that the RSL was valuable. Station scores ranged from 4.5 to 4.7.

95% of students agreed or strongly agreed that the experience improved their comprehension of respiratory medicine. Medicine and dentistry students differed regarding relevance of the session (3.8 vs. 4.7; p =<0.01).

Conclusion

Student feedback to a RSL is favorable. Student scores support the allotment of more time to the activity as well as the addition of two stations: inhaler devices and spirometry.

Take-home Messages

Time allotment to the RSL is being increased. The two additional stations suggested by students are being added. Impact on student performance will be assessed. Follow-up respiratory skills sessions may be integrated into later years of the MD/DDS programs.

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