Residency

Teaching and supervising resident placement of central venous catheterizations

Residency Program Insider, May 17, 2011

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Senior residents often play a role in teaching and supervising their junior counterparts, but the extent of their teaching and supervision is often unknown. Researchers at two Canadian academic institutions evaluated resident teaching and supervising of junior trainees in central venous catheterizations (CVC).

Out of 32 respondents, only 16 participants received CVC training. Of those who received training, 63% were taught by senior residents. Thirty-two percent of the 81 CVCs placed were supervised by resident teachers.

Researchers say that because senior residents play a large role in teaching and supervising junior residents in CVCs, they should receive education on how to educate junior trainees on the procedure.

The study was published in BMC Medical Education.



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