Simulation-Based Training for Ultrasound-Guided Perineural Catheter Insertion
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This study will determine the efficacy of a teaching program incorporating hybrid simulation in training practicing anesthesiologists on ultrasound (US)-guided continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB). This study will also examine the extent of practice change following participation in a regional anesthesia teaching program incorporating hybrid simulation. In addition, this study will assess remaining obstacles to incorporating the use of US-guided perineural catheters through identifying potential future interventions and "tool-kits" for setting up perineural catheter programs.
A Prospective Study to Determine the Efficacy of Simulation-based Training on Practicing Anesthesiologists' Acquisition of Ultrasound-guided Perineural Catheter Insertion Skills
- - Anesthesiologists in practice ten years or more; active board certification (American Board of Anesthesiologists); active license to practice medicine in California; and willingness to spend one full day (8 hours) participating in the standardized workshop and undergo interval survey and interview follow-up for one year.
- - Formal training (e.g., post-graduate fellowship) in regional anesthesia; current practice includes the routine performance of US-guided PNB (≥10 blocks per month); or visual, hearing, or other communication impairment that would interfere with video recording or require substantial deviation from the standardized teaching curriculum.
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Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS (Clinical Research)