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dc.contributor.authorSitu-LaCasse, Elaine H
dc.contributor.authorAmini, Richard
dc.contributor.authorBain, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorAcuña, Josie
dc.contributor.authorSamsel, Kara
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Christina
dc.contributor.authorValenzuela, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorPratt, Landon
dc.contributor.authorPatanwala, Asad E
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Srikar
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-08T18:15:49Z
dc.date.available2019-07-08T18:15:49Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-18
dc.identifier.citationSitu-Lacasse E H, Amini R, Bain V, et al. (January 18, 2019) Performance of Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks by Medical Students After One-day Training Session. Cureus 11(1): e3911. doi:10.7759/cureus.3911en_US
dc.identifier.issn2168-8184
dc.identifier.doi10.7759/cureus.3911
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633331
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks (USGPNB) are performed by various specialists and are excellent, non-addicting pain control techniques. Alternative pain management approaches are needed to combat opiate abuse. Medical students should be aware of alternative pain management therapies before they begin clinical practice. Objective Our objective was to determine if medical students can identify peripheral nerves under ultrasound and perform a USGPNB after a one-day hands-on training session. Methods This was a cross-sectional study at an academic medical center. The study participants were third-year medical students with minimal prior ultrasound experience. Students were given an introductory lecture highlighting the opiate epidemic and benefits of USGPNB prior to the workshop. The one-day hands-on educational workshop consisted of learning basic sonographic anatomy, indications for USGPNB, and practicing needle guidance under ultrasound guidance. After the educational workshop, students' procedural competency was assessed by ultrasound-trained emergency medicine clinicians. Results A total of 94 participants were included in this study. The average pre-test score was 68.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]; 65.4% to 71.4%). After the one-day educational workshop, the post-test score was 92.8% (95% CI; 90.8% to 94.8%). The average hands-on evaluation score was 84.4% (95% CI; 81.6% to 87.3%). All students agreed that this educational session is a good start to learning about USGPNB, and they felt comfortable identifying the peripheral nerves using ultrasound. On a confidence scale of one (low) through 10 (high), 83% (95% CI; 75.9% to 90.15%) rated their confidence as >= 6. All except one student either agreed that this educational session helped them understand how USGPNB could be integrated into acute pain management. The majority (84% [95% CI; 77% to 91%]) agreed that the session will change how they manage patients' acute pain in their future medical practice. Conclusion Medical students can learn the sonographic anatomy of peripheral nerves and techniques of USGPNB after a one-day educational session.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCUREUS INCen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cureus.com/articles/16464-performance-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-nerve-blocks-by-medical-students-after-one-day-training-sessionen_US
dc.rights© Copyright 2019 Situ-LaCasse et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0.en_US
dc.subjectpoint-of-care ultrasounden_US
dc.subjectperipheral nerve blocksen_US
dc.subjectmedical student educationen_US
dc.subjectultrasound-guided proceduresen_US
dc.subjectmedical simulationen_US
dc.subjectmedical educationen_US
dc.subjectpain managementen_US
dc.subjectpain managementen_US
dc.subjectopioid addictionen_US
dc.titlePerformance of Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks by Medical Students After One-day Training Sessionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Med, Dept Emergency Meden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Emergency Meden_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Pharmen_US
dc.identifier.journalCUREUSen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.journaltitleCureus
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-08T18:15:49Z


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