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Kulcsar, Z,Aboulafia, A,Hall, T,Shorten, GD
2008
December
European Journal Of Anaesthesiology
Determinants of learning to perform spinal anaesthesia: a pilot study
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EDUCATION AND TRAINING SPINAL ANAESTHESIA REGIONAL ANESTHESIA SKILLS REACH
25
1026
1031
Background and objective: This study examined attitudes and views held by stakeholders regarding their experience of training in spinal anaesthesia. The aim was to identify key factors related to learning and teaching processes which were perceived to influence the acquisition of competence in spinal anaesthesia. Methods: The study was carried Out at a busy acute tertiary referral teaching hospital over a period of 1 yr. It applied a qualitative research approach in three phases, namely (1) completion of preliminary questionnaires, (ii) completion of focused questionnaires and (iii) focus group discussions. Results: Five factors were perceived to be critical 'determinants of learning': (1) the existence of a formal, structured training programme; (ii) time constraints/theatre efficiency; (iii) trainer-trainee interaction; (iv) patient safety/trainee/trainer stressors" and (V) Visualization of the anatomy and procedure. Conclusion: The study highlighted the need for a formal and structured training programme in spinal anaesthesia, through which many of the undesirable and discouraging factors (Such as stress, adverse trainer-trainee interaction and time constraints) identified ill the study Could be minimized. Further Studies are needed to validate the results in other hospital settings, as well as to define the relative importance of each of the proposed determinants and their interrelationships.
DOI 10.1017/S0265021508004535
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Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences