Going the (social) distance: Comparing the effectiveness of online versus in-person Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheterization procedural training

Jessica M. Gonzalez-Vargas, Haroula M. Tzamaras, Jason Martinez, Dailen C. Brown, Jason Z. Moore, David C. Han, Elizabeth Sinz, Philip Ng, Michael X. Yang, Scarlett R. Miller

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Abstract

Background: This study compares surgical residents’ knowledge acquisition of ultrasound-guided Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheterization (US-IJCVC) between in-person and online procedural training cohorts before receiving independent in-person Dynamic Haptic Robotic Simulation training. Methods: Three surgical residency procedural training cohorts, two in-person (N = 26) and one online (N = 14), were compared based on their performance on a 24-item US-IJCVC evaluation checklist completed by an expert physician completed after training. Pre- and post-training US-IJCVC knowledge was also compared for the online cohort. Results: No significant change in the pass rates on the US-IJCVC checklist was found between in-person and online cohorts (p = 0.208). There were differences in the Economy of Time and Motion between in-person and online cohorts (p < 0.005). The online cohort had significant increases in US-IJCVC knowledge pre-to post-training (p < 0.008). Conclusion: Online training with independent simulation practice was as effective as in-person training for US-IJCVC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-907
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume224
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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