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Development and Remodeling of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for Emergency Medicine Residents in Resource Limited Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
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Accident & Emergency Department, Princess Margaret Hospital, 2-10 Princess Margaret Hospital Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Emergency Medicine Unit, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
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Tomography 2021, 7(4), 721-733; https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040060
Received: 15 September 2021 / Revised: 31 October 2021 / Accepted: 1 November 2021 / Published: 3 November 2021
The administration of an accurate and effective POCUS course is a crucial tool in improving health education and thus the health care system in low- to middle-income countries. The development of the ultrasound curriculum in these countries during the pandemic era is a major challenge for medical educators. Therefore, this study aims to survey the learner experience after implementing the POCUS curriculum for first-year emergency medicine residents. All learners responded to the survey. Our results demonstrated that the ultrasound rotation and our ultra-sound learning materials were useful tools which showed a positive impact on POCUS knowledge for our learners. However, some obstacles of POCUS learning were identified to assist in closing faculty development gaps, including the availability of handheld devices, as well as the re-modeling of the ultrasound rotation course, which should be managed according to the feedback we received. This study demonstrated a clear need for constant updates in higher education, medical program development, accuracy of local learning materials, and the explosion of virtual and online learning platforms during this decade. View Full-Text
Keywords: medical education; teaching; ultrasound; emergency medicine; COVID-19; sustainability; program development medical education; teaching; ultrasound; emergency medicine; COVID-19; sustainability; program development
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Ienghong, K.; Cheung, L.W.; Tiamkao, S.; Bhudhisawasdi, V.; Apiratwarakul, K. Development and Remodeling of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for Emergency Medicine Residents in Resource Limited Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tomography 2021, 7, 721-733. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040060

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Ienghong K, Cheung LW, Tiamkao S, Bhudhisawasdi V, Apiratwarakul K. Development and Remodeling of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for Emergency Medicine Residents in Resource Limited Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tomography. 2021; 7(4):721-733. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040060

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Ienghong, Kamonwon, Lap W. Cheung, Somsak Tiamkao, Vajarabhongsa Bhudhisawasdi, and Korakot Apiratwarakul. 2021. "Development and Remodeling of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for Emergency Medicine Residents in Resource Limited Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Tomography 7, no. 4: 721-733. https://doi.org/10.3390/tomography7040060

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