Simulation benefits for lumbar punctures

In this pre-post with control study of neurology residents, those that underwent simulation-based mastery learning were significantly more likely than those that underwent traditional checklist-based simulation to pass a skill based exam (46% before the training, 65% with traditional training, and 96% with simulation-based mastery training. This simulation technique can be very effective (and efficient) for residents (or attendings) for procedural skills training (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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