Comparison of Hands-on Versus Online Learning About Ocular Ultrasound

Overview

In patients who visit an emergency room with ocular symptoms, point-of-care ultrasound can quickly identify several emergency diseases. While training of eye ultrasound skills is useful for emergency physicians, hands-on education is risky in pandemic situation such as coronavirus disease 19 (COVID19). As a solution to this, non-face-to-face education via online has been on the rise. The investigators hypothesized that even an online education is enough to perform basic eye ultrasound by emergency physician.

Full Title of Study: “Comparison of Hands-on Versus Online Learning in Teaching Ultrasound Skills for Eye”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Other
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: April 2021

Detailed Description

Since the eye is an superficial organ, it has excellent access to ultrasound. Also, the eye has a liquid-filled structure (vitreous body), it is suitable for obtaining some important findings with bedside ultrasound. In patients who visit an emergency room with ocular symptoms, point-of-care ultrasound can quickly identify several emergency diseases. While training of eye ultrasound skills is useful for emergency physicians, hands-on education is risky in pandemic situation such as COVID19. As a solution to this, non-face-to-face education via online has been on the rise. The investigators hypothesized that even an online education is enough to perform basic eye ultrasound by emergency physician.

Interventions

  • Other: online group
    • In terms of teaching ultrasound, video lectures will be conducted rather than hands-on, which is the traditional method.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • No Intervention: hands-on group
    • The doctors who participated in the study will be educated ocular ultrasound scanning method by hands-on about 20 minutes, and perform ocular ultrasound scans on two standard patients.
  • Other: online group
    • The doctors who participated in the study will be educated ocular ultrasound scanning method by online lecture about 20 minutes, and perform ocular ultrasound scans on two standard patients.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • scan score
    • Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year
    • We make our own guideline to evaluate ocular ultrasound scans. The ocular ultrasound images performed participants are evaluated according to the guideline. We compare the scores of the hands-on group and the online group to see if there is a significant difference between the two groups.

Secondary Measures

  • Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD)
    • Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 1 year
    • Two ultrasound experts measure the standard patient’s ONSD and use it as a reference value. The course of ocular ultrasound scanning involves measuring ONSD. We compare the measured ONSD of the hands-on group and the online group to see if there is a significant difference between the two groups.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria for doctors:

  • Those who have received basic ultrasound education but have not received ocular ultrasound education – Residents and interns working in the emergency room – Those who voluntarily agree to participate in the research through the recruitment announcement Inclusion Criteria for standard patients: – Adults over 18 years of age without eye-related symptoms – Those who do not have unusual findings in the eye when scanning by ultrasound – Those who voluntarily agree to participate in the research through the recruitment announcement Exclusion Criteria for standard patients: – Those with a history of ophthalmic diseases – Those who have a history of ophthalmic surgery such as lens implantation

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 50 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Samsung Medical Center
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Hee Yoon, MD., PhD., Study Director, Samsung medical center, Emergency department
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Hee Yoon, MD., PhD., +821099335581, wildhi.yoon@samsung.com

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