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dc.contributor.authorSoobrah, Ramawad
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Maureen
dc.contributor.authorAlinier, Guillaume
dc.contributor.authorCameron, L
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-22T08:59:37Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:59:37Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSoobrah , R , Brennan , M , Alinier , G & Cameron , L 2009 , ' Using high-fidelity patient simulation to teach physician assistant (PA) students ' 15th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine , Mainz , Germany , 10/06/09 - 12/06/09 , .
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dc.identifier.otherPURE: 700153
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 02a7ce76-7e14-4317-991a-a162e928e23b
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/14624
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: PAs are normally life-science graduates enrolled on a two-year postgraduate programme who eventually function as semi-autonomous clinicians under the direct supervision of designated doctors. The introduction of the European Working Time Directives has reduced junior doctors’ working hours, consequently affecting the provision of services in hospitals. The use of PAs in the UK could help avoid this staffing crisis. Simulation technology is being widely used in the PA curriculum in many US universities, but its use in UK institutions remains limited. Method: Eight students attended a training session in HICESC during which they had the opportunity to participate individually in high-fidelity simulation scenarios focusing on patient assessment and management. They were asked to fill in a questionnaire to evaluate their learning experience from a participant and observer point of view using a Likert scale (1=strongly disagree, 5=strongly agree). Results: All candidates agreed that the course improved their knowledge (mean=4.43,SD=0.73) and would help them practise more safely (mean=4.75,SD=0.43). They learnt from participating in their own scenarios (mean=4.75,SD=0.43) as well as observing their peers perform (mean=4.50,SD=0.50). They all felt such sessions should be part of the PA training programme (mean=4.86,SD=0.35) because it is a useful addition to learning from real patients (mean=4.43,SD=0.73). Conclusion: The delivery of successful healthcare in the acute setting requires a competent multidisciplinary team with core clinical or medical knowledge underpinned by good communication skills. High-fidelity patient simulation is particularly useful for PA students with a non-healthcare background to acquire such skills and knowledge in a safe controlled environment.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.titleUsing high-fidelity patient simulation to teach physician assistant (PA) studentsen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionAllied Health Professions
dc.contributor.institutionParamedic Science
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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