School of Medicine and Health Sciences Poster Presentations

Title

Using an asynchronous learning module to augment clinical knowledge in relation to Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma

Document Type

Poster

Keywords

education; ultrasound; trauma; emergency; medicine

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Abstract

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) is an exam used by emergency personnel to assess the pericardial and peritoneal spaces for fluid. It has essentially replaced diagnostic peritoneal lavage as a noninvasive, rapid and easy to learn alternative to identify high-risk patients in cases of acute trauma. The primary goal of this project is to supplement an ongoing study to create and test a checklist, which novice sonographers will use while performing FAST. A multimedia asynchronous learning module centered on clinical knowledge was created to facilitate sonographers understand of the technique, limitations, pitfalls and clinical application. The development of the checklist will assist novice sonographers in minimizing mistakes while performing the bedside exam. The module--a two-part video with a narrated demonstration and PowerPoint--teaches novices how to use anatomic landmarks to perform the ultrasound quickly and effectively. While the results of this project are still pending, next steps are blending the checklist and module in order to improve novice sonographer's technical skill in performance of FAST examination as well as to augment their clinical understanding of it.

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Poster to be presented at GW Annual Research Days 2017.

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Using an asynchronous learning module to augment clinical knowledge in relation to Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) is an exam used by emergency personnel to assess the pericardial and peritoneal spaces for fluid. It has essentially replaced diagnostic peritoneal lavage as a noninvasive, rapid and easy to learn alternative to identify high-risk patients in cases of acute trauma. The primary goal of this project is to supplement an ongoing study to create and test a checklist, which novice sonographers will use while performing FAST. A multimedia asynchronous learning module centered on clinical knowledge was created to facilitate sonographers understand of the technique, limitations, pitfalls and clinical application. The development of the checklist will assist novice sonographers in minimizing mistakes while performing the bedside exam. The module--a two-part video with a narrated demonstration and PowerPoint--teaches novices how to use anatomic landmarks to perform the ultrasound quickly and effectively. While the results of this project are still pending, next steps are blending the checklist and module in order to improve novice sonographer's technical skill in performance of FAST examination as well as to augment their clinical understanding of it.