Session Type: ACR Poster Session C
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: The Veterans Affairs (VA) SimLEARN National Simulation Center, in collaboration with VA Salt Lake City, is developing a continuous professional education (CPE) program in musculoskeletal (MSK) care for clinical educators. The pilot program was presented at SimLEARN in February 2015.
The 2-day course focused on evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain in primary care. Curriculum included didactics, peer-teaching, standardized patients, technologically-enhanced simulation, and interactive sessions addressing clinical performance observation, effective feedback delivery, and principles of adult learning. After competency was observed by OSCE, trainees participated in a comprehensive, five-rotation objective structured teaching experience (OSTE) during which each participant was observed performing roles of simulated patient, evaluator, and learner. Learning was tracked by self-assessment using a 5-point Likert type scale (declarative knowledge) and by pre- and post-course OSCEs.
The pilot program included seven participants (four physicians, one nurse practitioner, two nurses). Post-course scores representing declarative knowledge and competence were higher than pre-course scores (4.5 vs. 2.8 for self-assessment; 4.5 vs. 0.9 for OSCE). Retrospective pre-course self-assessments were lower than prospective pre-course ratings (2.6 vs. 2.8), suggesting that participants downgraded their pre-course knowledge and skill after experiencing the course.
The SimLEARN course is an effective model for CPE, demonstrating enhanced declarative knowledge and competency scores, and providing opportunities for reflective practice in education through multi-station OSTE.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Battistone MJ, Barker AM, Okuda Y, Gaught W, Maida G, Cannon GW. Teaching the Teachers: Report of an Effective Mixed-Method Course Training Clinical Educators to Provide Instruction in Musculoskeletal Care to Other Providers and Learners in Primary Care [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015; 67 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/teaching-the-teachers-report-of-an-effective-mixed-method-course-training-clinical-educators-to-provide-instruction-in-musculoskeletal-care-to-other-providers-and-learners-in-primary-care/. Accessed July 2, 2022.
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