A Delphi consensus study for teaching "Basic Trauma Management" to third-year medical students.

Berger-Estilita, Joana; Nabecker, Sabine; Greif, Robert (2019). A Delphi consensus study for teaching "Basic Trauma Management" to third-year medical students. Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, 27(1), p. 91. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13049-019-0675-6

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BACKGROUND The Basic-Trauma Management (BTM) course has been taught to third-year medical students in small groups for many years without substantial changes. With the introduction of a new curriculum for Swiss medical students, it was necessary to revise the BTM content and re-align it. Our aim was to identify core competencies for the revised BTM course. METHODS We applied a three-round step-wise Delphi consensus. First, we asked open-ended questions on what were the most important competencies to be taught for BTM; the second round used Likert scales to ensure agreement on the competencies; and the final round reached out for consensus on these BTM competencies. Stakeholders were selected based on their long-standing experience in teaching BTM and in managing trauma patients. RESULTS Consensus was found on 29 competencies out of an initial 130 proposals. "Human Factors", which had not been taught previously, scored relatively high, at 22%. The sole specific trauma skill agreed upon was the use of tourniquets. CONCLUSIONS This is an example of curricular revision of a clinical skills course after the introduction of a regulatory framework for undergraduate medical education. The revised course curriculum tailors the concepts and skills in trauma that fulfill stakeholder needs, and are in agreement with the new Swiss learning outcomes.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

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Berger-Estilita, Joana; Nabecker, Sabine and Greif, Robert


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BioMed Central




Jeannie Wurz

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04 Nov 2019 15:13

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10 Nov 2019 02:46

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Curriculum Delphi Skills Teaching Trauma Undergraduate





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