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Building regional anesthesia capacity in limited-resource settings: a pilot study evaluating a 4-week curriculum


Moll, Vanessa; Schmidt, Peter C; Amos, Corrie; Workneh, Rediet S; Tadesse, Mahelet; Mulugeta, Ewnetu; Abate, Ananya (2021). Building regional anesthesia capacity in limited-resource settings: a pilot study evaluating a 4-week curriculum. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 11(1):29-37.

Abstract

Aim: To pilot a 4-week regional anesthesia curriculum for limited-resource settings. Intervention: A baseline needs assessment and knowledge test were deployed. The curriculum included lectures and hands-on teaching, followed by knowledge attainment tests. Results: Scores on the knowledge test improved from a mean of 37.1% (SD 14.7%) to 50.9% (SD 18.6%) (p = 0.017) at 4 weeks and 49% at 24 months. An average of 1.7 extremity blocks per month was performed in 3 months prior to the curriculum, compared with an average of 4.1 per month in 8 months following. Conclusion: This collaborative curriculum appeared to have a positive impact on the knowledge and utilization of regional anesthesia.

Keywords: capacity building; curriculum; education; global health; post-graduate medical education; regional anesthesiology; residency training; resource-limited setting

Abstract

Aim: To pilot a 4-week regional anesthesia curriculum for limited-resource settings. Intervention: A baseline needs assessment and knowledge test were deployed. The curriculum included lectures and hands-on teaching, followed by knowledge attainment tests. Results: Scores on the knowledge test improved from a mean of 37.1% (SD 14.7%) to 50.9% (SD 18.6%) (p = 0.017) at 4 weeks and 49% at 24 months. An average of 1.7 extremity blocks per month was performed in 3 months prior to the curriculum, compared with an average of 4.1 per month in 8 months following. Conclusion: This collaborative curriculum appeared to have a positive impact on the knowledge and utilization of regional anesthesia.

Keywords: capacity building; curriculum; education; global health; post-graduate medical education; regional anesthesiology; residency training; resource-limited setting

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Anesthesiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 January 2021
Deposited On:14 Jan 2021 06:43
Last Modified:14 Jan 2021 06:43
Publisher:Future Science Ltd.
ISSN:1756-8919
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2217/pmt-2020-0044
PubMed ID:33073715

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