A retrospective analysis of abdominal competency scores to improve clinical education in a sonography program

Kimberly K Michael, Kathryn Wampler, Valerie K. Shostrom, Marilee Boals, Joseph C. Anderson

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Abstract

Classroom examinations and a passing score on a sonography certification examination are means to assess a student's retention of material presented during didactic education and further studying. Typically, however, clinical competencies are graded based on actual observation of scanning skills and the ability to identify specific organs and associated abnormalities. We are reporting an analysis of the data collected from students' completed abdominal competency evaluations over the past four years to determine what organ was the easiest to learn to scan, what organ was the most difficult to learn to scan, and in what organ(s) was pathology most often recognized or missed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

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Keywords

  • abdominal competency
  • clinical education
  • sonography

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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A retrospective analysis of abdominal competency scores to improve clinical education in a sonography program. / Michael, Kimberly K; Wampler, Kathryn; Shostrom, Valerie K.; Boals, Marilee; Anderson, Joseph C.

In: Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.07.2014, p. 179-184.

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Michael, Kimberly K ; Wampler, Kathryn ; Shostrom, Valerie K. ; Boals, Marilee ; Anderson, Joseph C. / A retrospective analysis of abdominal competency scores to improve clinical education in a sonography program. In: Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 179-184.
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