OSCE - The Real Deal

Authors

Tamara Todorović MD
Jure Fluher
Cvetka Krel
Sebastjan Bevc MD PhD

Theme

Simulators and Simulation

Category

Simulation

INSTITUTION

Simulation Laboratory, Simulation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Conclusion

 

Students can successfully perform learned clinical skills on wards, but find it more technically demanding and stressful. 

Background


 

Clinical skills training in simulation laboratories is characterized by predictable and stable learning and testing environment, while work on wards is more unpredictable.

Our research question was: Is there a significant difference between Year-3 medical students’ Venepuncture Procedure OSCE results when tested in simulation laboratory and on wards?

 

Take-home Messages

 

Students can successfully transform their learned clinical skills into clinical practice.

Summary of Work

 

17 Year-3 medical students went through clinical skills training in our simulation laboratory. We tested their venepuncture skills using OSCE in the simulation laboratory and then on wards under supervision of graduated nurses. They also graded technical difficulty and stressfulness of both procedures on a scale from 1 to 5. Data was analysed using SPSS Statistics Programme.

Summary of Results

 

Students gained averagely 29.0/30.0 (SD±1.3) points in the simulation laboratory and 28.5/30 (SD±1.9) points on wards. Average completion time was 307 and 614 seconds, respectively. 

There is no significant difference in points (p=0.425), but a significant increase in completion time on wards compared to OSCE in the simulation laboratory (p<0.001). 

Students found venepuncture on wards significantly more technically demanding (average grade 3.9/5) and stressful (4.3/5) than in the simulation laboratory (average grades 2.1/5 and 1.9/5, respectively), p-values being <0.001 and <0.001, respectively. 

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Conclusion
Background
Take-home Messages
Summary of Work
Summary of Results

Results:

 

 

Simulation laboratory

Ward

Average gained points (max.: 30 points)

29

28.5

Max. gained points

30

30

Min. gained points

26

22

Average completion time (s)

307

614

Average grade of technical difficulty  (max.: 5)

2.1

3.9

Average grade of stressfulness     (max.: 5)

1.9

4.3

 

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