DEVELOPMENT OF A LEARNING MODULE FOR ULTRASOUND GUIDED REGIONAL ANESTHESIA

Jennifer Lynn Thompson
2014 Zenodo  
Emerging technology drives many aspects of anesthesia practice and continuing education should follow in the same path. As the practice of anesthesia evolves and new techniques are introduced, clinical providers must seek out opportunities to stay current in their practice. Numerous barriers exist that make it difficult to do this. One current example is the utilization of ultrasound guidance in regional anesthesia. There is a need for an educational resource aimed at clinical anesthesia
more » ... rs that uses a multimedia approach and that is easily accessible to practitioners in teaching the basics of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. This paper describes the design and development of a computer-assisted learning module for teaching the basics of ultrasound guidance for use in peripheral nerve blockade to clinical anesthesia providers. The design was based on the cognitive theory of multimedia learning by Richard Mayer. The module developed provides a learning opportunity to the clinical anesthesia provider without the added financial stress or time commitment of attending a professional conference for education. The module was also developed to fulfill, in some way, the special need for the use of media and technology in continuing education for the medical professional.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4426471 fatcat:qbhskhqkpfaeppf3newjkycuui