Evaluation of an ultrasound program (intermediate obstetric and emergency medicine) for Australian rural and remote doctors

Chater, Alan, B., Glazebrook, R. and Manahan, Dan (2005) Evaluation of an ultrasound program (intermediate obstetric and emergency medicine) for Australian rural and remote doctors. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13 5: 295-299. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1584.2005.00720.x


Author Chater, Alan, B.
Glazebrook, R.
Manahan, Dan
Title Evaluation of an ultrasound program (intermediate obstetric and emergency medicine) for Australian rural and remote doctors
Journal name The Australian Journal of Rural Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-5282
1440-1584
Publication date 2005-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2005.00720.x
Volume 13
Issue 5
Start page 295
End page 299
Total pages 5
Place of publication Carlton South, Australia
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Formatted abstract
Introduction: This paper describes the evaluation of an intermediate obstetric ultrasound and emergency medicine ultrasound education workshop for rural and remote Australian doctors, which was developed in response to an educational needs assessment that showed an unmet need in this area. The workshop was held in four Australian states. The participants were 61 rural and remote doctors.

Methods: Data from pre- and post-workshop knowledge tests and general workshop evaluation were analysed.

Results: Sixty-one doctors attended an ultrasound workshop and self-reported increases in knowledge, confidence and expertise in ultrasound. The mean pretest score for 56 doctors who completed both the pre- and post-workshop knowledge tests was 31.6 and the post-test score mean was 33.3 out of a possible score of 44, which demonstrated a statistically significant increase in knowledge (P = 0.003).

Discussion and implications for practice:
The evaluation of the workshop demonstrated that it was an effective way of increasing knowledge and confidence in intermediate obstetric ultrasound and emergency medicine ultrasound. The workshop was popular and received very positive feedback from the attendees.
Keyword Continuing medical education
Emergency medicine ultrasound
Obstetric ultrasound education
Professional development
Rural and remote medical practitioners
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