College of Medicine
The Advanced Clinical Skills Team is group of faculty dedicated to teaching procedural skills using high fidelity simulation. To enhance these training sessions, we developed a series of five e-modules to enhance procedural training. The five e-modules are:
- Paracentesis with ultrasound guidance
- Thoracentesis with ultrasound guidance
- Lumbar puncture
- Central venous catheterization at the internal jugular and subclavian vein sites with ultrasound guidance
The pre-procedure module discusses details of attaining informed consent, performing a time-out, use of sterile precautions and appropriate procedure documentation. The procedure specific modules cover indications, contraindications, complications and fluid analysis specific to each procedure.
These e-modules will be used in a flipped-classroom approach to procedure training, with a focus on didactic content, rather than on procedural demonstration. This approach will allow for content standardization and maximization of hands-on classroom experience with simulation models. This e-module series will be used in several courses, including:
- Annual training for Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatric resident
- Annual training for senior medical students (M-ID-710 Senior Seminar Series)
- Procedure-based clerkships for junior and senior medical student
- Faculty development for maintenance of competency in bedside procedures
- Opportunity to expand to other training programs, including Family Medicine, advanced practice nursing, and physician assistant
Smith, Christopher J. and Gannon, David, "Bedside Procedure e-Module Series" (2014). Elearning Modules. Paper 5.