Revamping POC Training For Anesthesia Residents

Existing training of anaesthesia residents on the use of point of care ultrasound is insufficient. We lack effective tools to assess, provide feedback, and empower residents.

Capstone Summary:

Traditional training relies on the theory that the more time trainees spend on an activity, the more they will develop and refine expertise. However, many trainees who complete their residency still feel inadequately prepared to begin independent practice. To better meet and respond to patient and societal needs, competency-based medical education (CBME) trains residents based on competency. Transition to a CBME system for point of care ultrasound would help residents become competent and confident in their skills and prepared for lifelong learning.

Traditional training relies on the theory that the more time trainees spend on an activity, the more they will develop and refine expertise. However, many trainees who complete their residency still feel inadequately prepared to begin independent practice. To better meet and respond to patient and societal needs, competency-based medical education (CBME) trains residents based on competency. Transition to a CBME system for point of care ultrasound would help residents become competent and confident in their skills and prepared for lifelong learning.

Capstone Team: 

Dr. Marcos Silva Restrepo, MD FRCPC MD FRCPC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), The Michener Institute Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), The Michener Institute
Staff Anesthesiologist Lecturer Medical Director Staff Anesthesiologist Lecturer Medical Director

 

Capstone Supervisor:

Adriana Ieraci, M.Eng

Conveyor Built
CEO and Founder

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Beverley Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Sunnybrook Research Institute
Affiliate scientist

Lisa Bahrey, MD, FRCPC

UHN
Associate Professor & Anesthesia

Fahad Alam, BHSc, MD, FRCPC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor

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