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A National Survey of Turkish Emergency Residents’ Perspectives Regarding Interventional Skills

Author(s): Adnan BİLGE | Feriyde ÇALIŞKAN TÜR | Savaş SEZİK | Ersin AKSAY

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 12;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Training for emergency medicine | emergency medicine resident training | interventional skills | effectiveness of interventional skills | visual analog scale.

Objectives: The aim of our study was to investigate the perceptions of the emergency medicine residents regarding their skill level for interventional procedures. Methods: A questionnaire with 17 questions was given between June 2011 and October 2011 to all emergency medicine residents who had been working in university hospitals (UHs) and training and educational hospitals (ETHs). A visual analogous scale was used to determine perception of skills, where closed-end questions were used in order to determine the number of skills made during the education. Results: A total of 493 residents were enrolled in the study which included subjects from 31 UHs and 18 ETHs. Emergency medicine residents in UHs indicated that the number of interventions performed for acquiring skills during the education of emergency medical proficiency (UH VAS=5.60±2.86, ETH VAS=4.55±2.99, p
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