Background: Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve provider competency and confidence in number of medical specialties, including hospital medicine. To the present, simulation training has largely focused on medical students and residents. Attending [...]
Background: Robust faculty development programs are useful for teaching hospitalists who are often providing the largest portion of the education experience for residents in internal medicine and is key to maintaining institutional competence. This requires [...]
IMPROVEMENT IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND IMAGE INTERPRETATION SKILLS IS SIMILAR FOR NOVICE FACULTY VS. TRAINEES AFTER BRIEF TRAINING COURSE
Background: Few studies have compared the effectiveness of brief training courses on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skill acquisition of novice faculty vs. trainees. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in POCUS image [...]
RESIDENT AND FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS (MDR) INSTITUTED AT A COMMUNITY-BASED HOSPITAL TO REDUCE INPATIENT LENGTH OF STAY (LOS).
Background: Multidisciplinary (MDR) team rounds were established at Halifax hospital as daily, dedicated interactions between varying members of the care team on each inpatient floor. Members of the care team include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, [...]
THE POCUS SUPERVISION SAFETY GAP: ATTENDING PHYSICIAN KNOWLEDGE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND LAGS BEHIND THAT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS
Background: Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly recognized as a useful diagnostic tool in hospital medicine. US-based resident physicians are increasingly trained in the use of POCUS, but education and training for hospitalist attendings may lag behind [...]