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Research and Evaluation

Evaluation of the IMT simulation events, both in isolation and longitudinally, is being supported by the research team within the Medical Directorate of NES.  The pre and post course questionnaires completed at all events allow the immediate impact of the courses to be evaluated, and provide valuable insights into opportunities for refinement or improvement.  On the basis of this feedback the courses are constantly reviewed and refined, with more significant changes implemented at the end of each academic year.

The IMT simulation strategy-aligned educational research commenced in August 2020 is progressing well. The collaboration between Scottish Government, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors in NHS Forth Valley is yielding fascinating results that are of interest nationally and internationally.  Several peer-reviewed publications have already been produced, along with presentations at national and international conferences. 

Further information on any aspect of the IMT simulation strategy-aligned educational research can be obtained by emailing Joanne.Kerins@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Publications

Kerins J, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. ‘Just pretending’: Narratives of professional identity transitions in internal medicine. Medical Education [in press]

Kerins J, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. ‘Us versus them’: A social identity perspective of internal medicine trainees. Perspectives on Medical Education [in press]

Kerins J, Keay R, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. Assessing team behaviours and time to defibrillation during simulated cardiac arrest: A pilot study of internal medicine trainees. International Journal of Healthcare Simulation - Advances in Theory & Practice [in press]

McAleer P, Tallentire VR, Anderson Stirling S, Edgar S, Tiernan JF. Postgraduate medical procedural skills: attainment of curricular competencies using enhanced simulation-based mastery learning at a novel national boot camp. Clinical Medicine 2022;22:125-30.

Kerins J, McCully E, Anderson Stirling S, Smith SE, Tiernan JF, Tallentire VR. The impact of simulation-based mastery learning, booster session timing and clinical exposure on confidence in intercostal drain insertion: a survey of internal medicine trainees in Scotland. BMC Medical Education 2022;22:621.

Kerins J, Smith SE, Anderson Stirling S, Wakeling J, Tallentire VR. Transfer of training from an internal medicine boot camp to the workplace: Enhancing and hindering factors. BMC Medical Education 2021; 21: 485.

Kerins J, Hamilton AL, Pringle J, Farquhar F, Tallentire VR. Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctors’ core workplace needs: a qualitative study of internal medicine trainees in Scotland. BMJ Open 2021;11:e053506.

Scahill EL, Oliver NG, Tallentire VR, Edgar S, Tiernan JF. An enhanced approach to simulation-based mastery learning: Optimising the educational impact of a novel, national postgraduate medical boot camp. Advances in Simulation 2021; 6: 15.

Oral presentations

Kerins J, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. Exploring the transition to the medical registrar role in Scotland: a narrative analysis. Oral presentation at Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), 30 August 2022, Lyon, France

Kerins J, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. Utilising the social identity approach to explore interprofessional relationships in healthcare. Invited panel member discussion - Identity & Transitions. ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting Virtual Conference 2021, 9 July 2021

Poster presentations

Kerins J, Keay R, Smith SE, Tallentire VR. The impact of team behaviours on time to defibrillation in cardiac arrest: A pilot study. E-Poster presentation at the NES Annual Virtual Conference 2022, 27-28 April 2022

Kerins J, Anderson Stirling S, Tallentire VR.  Understanding motivation to train in internal medicine.  E-poster at Society for Acute Medicine 15th Annual International Conference 2021, 5-6 October 2021

Kerins J. Exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted interprofessional relationships from the perspective of internal medical trainees. Poster presentation at the NES Annual Virtual Conference 2021, 27-28 May 2021 

Kerins J, Anderson Stirling S, Wakeling J, Tallentire VR. Transfer of skills from simulation to the workplace in Internal Medicine. E-Poster presentation at ASPiH Virtual Conference 2020, 10-11 November 2020 

 

 

 The impact of simulation‑based mastery learning, booster session timing and clinical exposure on confidence in intercostal drain insertion: a survey of internal medicine trainees in Scotland BMC Medical Education 2022;22:621.  

 

 

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