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A Systematic Review of Evidence-Informed Practices for Patient Care Rounds in the ICU*
Objectives:Patient care rounds are a key mechanism by which healthcare providers communicate and make patient care decisions in the ICU but no synthesis of best practices for rounds currently exists.Expand
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CanMEDS evaluation in Canadian postgraduate training programmes: tools used and programme director satisfaction
Context  The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) CanMEDS framework is being incorporated into specialty education worldwide. However, the literature on how to evaluate traineesExpand
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Involvement in teaching improves learning in medical students: a randomized cross-over study
BackgroundPeer-assisted learning has many purported benefits including preparing students as educators, improving communication skills and reducing faculty teaching burden. But comparatively littleExpand
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Emotion, cognitive load and learning outcomes during simulation training
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Can standardized patients replace physicians as OSCE examiners?
BackgroundTo reduce inter-rater variability in evaluations and the demand on physician time, standardized patients (SP) are being used as examiners in OSCEs. There is concern that SP haveExpand
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Comparing the use of global rating scale with checklists for the assessment of central venous catheterization skills using simulation
The use of checklists is recommended for the assessment of competency in central venous catheterization (CVC) insertion. To explore the use of a global rating scale in the assessment of CVC skills,Expand
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The emotional and cognitive impact of unexpected simulated patient death: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Observational studies suggest that emotions experienced during simulation training may affect cognitive load and learning outcomes. The objective of this study was to manipulate emotionsExpand
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Teaching in small portions dispersed over time enhances long-term knowledge retention
Background: A primary goal of education is to promote long-term knowledge storage and retrieval. Objective: A prospective interventional study design was used to investigate our research question:Expand
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Focused Critical Care Echocardiography: Development and Evaluation of an Image Acquisition Assessment Tool*
Objectives:Little attention has been placed on assessment tools to evaluate image acquisition quality for focused critical care echocardiography. We designed a novel assessment tool to objectivelyExpand
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Virtual patients: ED-2 band-aid or valuable asset in the learning portfolio?
The challenge of planning a clinical clerkship curriculum is to create order from chaos. Fortunately, the Liaison Committee for Medical Education has thrown clerkship directors a lifeline byExpand
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