- Emergency Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine
M. Ed, Johns Hopkins University, Education in the Health Professions
Residency: NYU Bellevue Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency (2020) NY
Medical Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2016) NY
Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice in Virtual Reality: Teaching Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion to Emergency Medicine Residents.
2021; 13 (10): e18503
Introduction Transvenous pacemaker insertion is a critical life-saving procedure that is infrequently performed. Traditional mannequin-based training paradigms are resource intensive and sometimes inadequate due to time constraints. Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) is an effective teaching modality for highly scripted procedures. We propose using a simulation-based technique of RCDP in virtual reality (VR) to teach this procedure. Methods Sixteen emergency medicine residents were recruited. A pre-survey was administered at the start of the session, followed by a baseline task trainer checklist-based assessment. This checklist was created based on expert consensus. Participants then underwent the RCDP VR intervention with a subsequent repeat checklist-based assessment as well as a post-survey. Results Post-test scores were found to be significantly higher than pre-test scores after residents completed VR deliberate practice simulation (19.5±3.5 vs 24.1±2.0; p<0.001). Subanalysis did not reveal any significant difference based on post-graduate year, previous performance of procedure on a live patient, or previous VR experience. The experience increased participant feelings of preparedness and comfort in performing the procedure (2-disagree vs 4-agree) based on a 5-point Likert scale. Conclusions Virtual reality using RCDP to teach transvenous pacemaker insertion demonstrated an improvement in task trainer performance. Further investigation into whether this translates into better patient outcomes or can be generalized to other procedures needs to be considered.
View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.18503
View details for PubMedID 34754663
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