Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are increasingly prevalent in US hospitals. The pediatric hospitalist is often the primary provider of inpatient care for these patients. However, exposure to this patient population during training varies from provider to provider. No published educational curricula are specific to the inpatient care of this population. The purpose of this project is to build a multi-modal educational curriculum for providers with the overall goal of improving inpatient care for this at-risk population.
This curriculum is primarily composed of a series of topic-specific learning modules. Asynchronous learning modules, utilized appropriately, can augment learning by providing individualized instruction and mastery of fundamentals. This particular resource was created to provide pediatricians with educational materials related to care of the medically complex child with spasticity.
This module was distributed to our division. So far, seventeen colleagues have participated in this learning module with favorable results. Comments included "good pathophysiology reminders" and "this was very informative and very well organized." On a 5-point Likert scale evaluation, over 90% of respondents felt that this learning module was A. relevant to my clinical practice, B. will change my clinical practice, C. increase my comfort with teaching this topic to trainees. The average pre-test score was 64% and post-test score was 82% which was statistically significant (p<0.05).
This module will be distributed to resident physicians within our institution this academic year.
AAMC MedEdPORTAL publication ID 9282. Link to original.
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Parikh K, Morozova O, Shah N, Anspacher M. Pediatric spasticity. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2012;8:9282. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9282
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