Tag: "proficiency" at medical news

AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum

...ntinued collaboration: need for a core curriculum, proficiency assessment, scope of practice by specialty/subspecialty, and outcomes research....

Pediatricians rarely provide translation services for patients with little English proficiency

...anguage services for patients with limited English proficiency are clearly inadequate, especially in smaller rura...ials in the office. In this study, limited English proficiency were defined as those for whom English was not the primary language and who spoke English less than ...

iPods help docs improve stethoscope skills

...hool and then on the job. "You don't build this proficiency by osmosis," Barrett said. Barrett will lead another study of physicians, this time cardiologists, at the American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans on March 25 and 26 at 9 a.m. After the physicians' baseline stethoscope skills are teste...

Asia-European collaboration addresses water management in Indonesia

...Management) will promote and support the technical proficiency of Indonesian scientists on integrated water resources management at the river basin scale. Dr Susan Page, Department of Geography, and Dr David Harper, Department of Biology, are leading the University of Leicester project team, alongside collea...

Most Canadian med school grads lack basic surgical skills

...owever, the average medical graduates will achieve proficiency in only three of them. "You want to believe that med graduates feel comfortable with their basic surgery skills, but many of them don't. And this is important because it's very likely that they will have to use these skills at some point in their c...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

... The interdisciplinary investigative team combines proficiency in food oxidation and off-flavors, water chemistry, cell biology, and human perception. Dietrich, the principal investigator on the project, is an expert on water quality and treatment, as well as its taste and odor assessment. In fact there are som...

Kids need more time than adults give them, study finds

...expect children to be adult-like, because of their proficiency on computers or because they display adult-like speech," he says, "so we give them instructions and get impatient when they can't understand what we tell them the first time. Children learn through repetition, at a pace suitable to the child, not to ...

SAEM endorses Institute of Medicine report on the future of emergency care in the US

... clerkship. Physician licensure should incorporate proficiency in basic concepts of emergency care Residency training in EM/Pediatric EM is the "gold standard" for practitioners in EDs. Increased funded GME slots are necessary to address a workforce deficit. Residency training in emergency medicine provides an...

Training on virtual 'patient' improves carotid angiography skills

...ors trying a new procedure, documenting increasing proficiency and declining error rates of individual trainees. ...echnique, and show that he can reach that level of proficiency before he actually works on a patient for the first time. And that is a historic breakthrough in med...

March/April 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...e; 3) educational issues of developing physicians' proficiency with and improving patients' understandings about EHR use; and 4) structural institutional and technological forces that influence how physicians perceived their use of an EHR. The author's assert that seen from the perspective of examination room e...

Top cancer organizations launch first online portal of Asian language cancer information

...Pacific Islander patients who have limited English proficiency or who prefer to read materials in their native language. In the age of the Internet, we can and should make life-saving information about cancer prevention and early detection available to everyone." ...

Doctors in training improve skills via virtual patient

... intensive repetition vastly increased stethoscope proficiency among medical students. "This new technology allow...ors to provide the necessary repetition to improve proficiency in cardiac auscultation," he explained. Because cardiac auscultation is a technical skill, Barrett b...

Repetition reverses med students' stethoscope shortcomings

... or heart failure. Long bothered by this lack of proficiency with the stethoscope, lead author Michael Barrett,...hey could listen on their iPods. With repetition, proficiency improved from approximately 39 percent to 89 percent. Students in the control group, who did not und...

Does smoking cloud the brain?

...on between long-term smoking and diminished mental proficiency in 172 alcoholic and non-alcoholic men was a surpr...al processing. Scores for each test, and a global proficiency score, are based on the speed and accuracy of a person's responses, adjusted for age and education l...

More is better, at least in angioplasty

...us two things. In general, experience does lead to proficiency in current practice in cardiac procedures, and also that volume is not an absolute indicator of quality. The real test of quality is risk-adjusted analysis of each individual physician's outcomes." The doctors in the two lower quintiles, called "low...

Breast-conserving surgery underused in Asian American and Pacific Island women

... coverage and cultural factors such as low English proficiency and lack of acculturation, Goel said. Previous st...and Pacific Islanders generally have lower English proficiency and thereby may have greater difficulty communicating with their physicians, possibly adversely affe...

Brain imaging study explains Williams syndrome language gifts

...ople with Williams syndrome often demonstrate high proficiency in language skills, social drive and musical ability. The syndrome affects 1 in 20,000 individuals. Author: The lead author is Paul Thompson, associate professor in residence of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA....

A probe, not an echo

...ve-year process of development, as the team gained proficiency in imaging animal tissue, notably sheep kidneys and bovine liver. The most critical feature of the HUTT imaging technology is its potential to reliably differentiate types of tissue based on their multi-band signatures caused by their varying attenu...

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