Evaluation of nine pilot obstetric ultrasound education workshops for Australian rural and remote doctors

Chater, B., Glazebrook, R. and Manahan, D. (2004) Evaluation of nine pilot obstetric ultrasound education workshops for Australian rural and remote doctors. Rural and Remote Health, 4 3: 1-8.

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Author Chater, B.
Glazebrook, R.
Manahan, D.
Title Evaluation of nine pilot obstetric ultrasound education workshops for Australian rural and remote doctors
Journal name Rural and Remote Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-6354
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Geelong, Vic., Australia
Publisher Deakin University
Language eng
Subject 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Formatted abstract
Introduction:
This article describes the evaluation of nine pilot obstetric ultrasound education workshops for Australian rural and remote doctors developed in response to an educational needs assessment that showed a large unmet need in this area.

Method:

Data from pre- and post-knowledge tests were analysed in SPSS. Data from the follow-up sonographer assessment visits were analysed in an EXCEL spreadsheet.

Results:

In all, 141 doctors attended one of the nine pilot obstetric ultrasound workshops and reported an increase in their confidence in obstetric ultrasound. The overall workshop pre- and post-knowledge test mean improved from a score of 13.9 to 15.5 (p�=�0.001) and the RANZCOG pre- and post-knowledge test mean improved from 9.56 to 15.12 (p�=�<0.001). Data from the follow-up competency assessment visits showed doctors were competent in some areas but required further practice in others.

Conclusion:

An intensive educational intervention can successfully address the pre-determined needs of rural and remote doctors. However, this intervention should be followed by ongoing practice-based education and assessment.

Keyword Australia
continuing medical education (CME)
obstetric ultrasound educational evaluation
professional development
rural and remote medical practitioners
Q-Index Code C1

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