Abstract 17833: Traditional Group Feedback is Better Than Technology-Assisted Individual Feedback During Simulation-Based Medical Education for Advanced Cardiac Life Support!
Introduction: Simulation based medical education (SBME) is a key component of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training. Delivering effective feedback efficiently is critical in SBME. There is limited data on the ideal method of feedback delivery during SBME.
Hypothesis: Understanding residents’ perception of video-assisted individual feedback (InF) versus traditional group-based feedback (GpF) during ACLS simulation training. We hypothesized that video tagging software will enhance feedback quality.
Methods: Internal Medicine residents participating in SBME were randomly assigned to two groups and each faced two ACLS scenarios. Simulations were video-tagged in real time by faculty members for significant events using the Studiocode TM software. Residents in Group A received group-based feedback (GpF) from faculty. Those in Group B participated in self-directed feedback (InF) using the video after the first case and GpF after the second case. Finally, participating residents filled out a survey and the results were analyzed.
Results: Ninety-three residents (Group A:n=47; Group B:n=46) participated in the study over nine months. 92% residents agreed that the SBME session will improve their performance in a real life code. Nearly 90% found GpF to be more effective and 81% preferred GpF to InF. More than 90% residents felt positively about feedback received from peers and faculty. 70% felt that GpF did not consume more time than InF. Only 15% felt that GpF would make the learning climate uncomfortable. Overall Group A residents were more satisfied with the quality of feedback compared to those in Group B (p=0.04). Interestingly, when given an option to review the video at a later time on an electronic learning platform, residents in group B felt it would be less useful compared to those in group A.
Conclusions: GpF delivered by faculty members in the presence of peers was preferred by residents participating in SBME. The majority of study participants considered GpF efficient and effective. More importantly, most residents considered GpF a safe learning environment. In summary, GpF followed by individual access to the video recorded SBME session on an electronic learning platform appears to be the most comprehensive model for feedback delivery.
Author Disclosures: N. Kowlgi: None. E. Naut: None. R. Mutneja: None. D. Mitsis: None. M. Shah: None. O. Shahbaz: None. S. Majumder: None.
- © 2016 by American Heart Association, Inc.