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Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000072
Review Article

Learning and Teaching Motor Skills in Regional Anesthesia: A Different Perspective

Slater, Reuben J. BSc (Hon), BMed, FANZCA*; Castanelli, Damian J. MBBS, MClin Ed, FANZCA†‡; Barrington, Michael J. PhD, MBBS, FANZCA

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Abstract: Existing literature on learning in regional anesthesia broadly covers the rate of skill acquisition and the structure of educational programs. A complementary body of literature spanning psychology to medical education can be found describing skill acquisition in other fields. Concepts described in this literature have direct application to the teaching of regional anesthesia. This review introduces a selection of these complementary educational concepts, applying them to ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia skills education.

Key educational concepts presented in this article can be divided into 3 sections, namely, how residents acquire manual skills, how tutors teach, and type of feedback.

Copyright © 2014 by American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.


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