The creation of a single Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy -TEL by the Department of Health (2011) and Health Education England (2012) has placed an increased emphasis on bringing simulation and eLearning together; this will require a change in how we interface with other training modalities.
Technical outcomes How would one go about utilising video recorded simulated male catheterisation in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) such as Moodle?
Pedagogical outcomes The video products are Creative Commons and provided by NHS Education Scotland and Auckland University. They are both parts of two separate courses and the Auckland video also formed part of an academic study (Hansen et al, 2011). The idea of increased performance of clinical skills under simulated conditions facilitated by access to male catheterisation videos is one part of the pedagogical outcomes under consideration (Hansen et al 2011), VLE’s could provide such access.
However a study by Todsen et al (2013) did not find that access to a video of urethral catheterisation could be associated with improved clinical skills in a real setting. Though the testing and procedure were different; we were interested with the potential for videos to provide a tool to compare the considerable difference in male catheterisation procedure. In this instance the discussion is concerned with the tools to integrate simulation and eLearning whilst appreciating that evidence for and against this as an educational continuum is an inevitable part of practice.
Understand some of the pedagogical and technical issues when considering the integration of simulation and eLearning.
Explore some of the challenges and consider the value of integrating simulation and eLearning
OutcomesExperimenting with test courses can be a good way of learning about the continuum in which we work.
Hansen, M. et al (2011) Enhancement of Medical Interns’ Levels of Clinical Skills Competence and Self-Confidence Levels via Video iPods: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Of Internet Medical Research [Accessed 10 September 2013] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3221351/?tool=pmcentrez
Health Education England » Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). 2014. Health Education England » Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). [ONLINE] Available at: http://hee.nhs.uk/work-programmes/tel/. [Accessed 27 June 2014]
Todsen et al (2013) Short- and long-term transfer of urethral catheterization skills from simulation training to performance on patients. BMC Medical Education [Acessed 9 June 2014] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3598217/
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