Development, implementation and first insights of a time- and location-independent longitudinal postgraduate curriculum in emergency medicine.

Sauter, Thomas; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Krummrey, Gert; Lehmann, Beat; Brodmann Maeder, Monika; Hautz, Wolf (2018). Development, implementation and first insights of a time- and location-independent longitudinal postgraduate curriculum in emergency medicine. GMS Journal for Medical Education, 35(4), Doc44. German Medical Science 10.3205/zma001190

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There have been few reports on the implementation of a structured curriculum for emergency medicine, as emergency medicine is not yet an established medical specialty for training in many European countries, including Switzerland and Germany. Because of the non-plannable workload in the emergency setting, common training approaches are often difficult to implement. Need-assessments of emergency medicine trainees commonly identify a need for interactive, time-independent ways of learning that integrate modern forms of knowledge transfer. In the present study, we assess the local needs of emergency medicine specialists and trainees for a curriculum in emergency medicine and elaborate possible solutions for the implementation of this curriculum, taking into account the special needs in a highly dynamic, unplannable environment, such as an interdisciplinary emergency department. We describe the development of the emergency medicine curriculum on the basis of the six steps proposed by Kern for curriculum development in medical education, as well as the implementation, lessons learned and interval evaluation. The combination of multiple teaching formats, ranging from time- and location-independent solutions such as podcasted lectures to simulation-based training sessions, as well as small-group workshops and skill training sessions, might be a valuable approach to implementing a state-of-the-art curriculum in a busy emergency department.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Sauter, Thomas; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Krummrey, Gert; Lehmann, Beat; Brodmann Maeder, Monika and Hautz, Wolf

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2366-5017

Publisher:

German Medical Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Romana Saredi

Date Deposited:

08 Apr 2019 16:15

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2019 09:21

Publisher DOI:

10.3205/zma001190

PubMed ID:

30539070

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Switzerland curriculum development emergency medicine medical education

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125575

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125575

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