Teaching clinicians to evaluate encephalopathy

I hope this link stays active for ever as it is a great resource… Courtney Wusthoff from Stanford has developed a web-based educational tool, designed initially, I think, for medical (pediatric) residents. Their team has evaluated whether or not this works by showing pediatric residents videos of actual examinations of asphyxiated newborn infants, and asking them to identify whether the babies were normal or had encephalopathy that was either mild moderate or severe. They repeated the process after using the web-based tool described above.

They showed substantial improvements in the skills of residents in evaluation of such infants. Ivy AS, et al. Improving the Identification of Neonatal Encephalopathy: Utility of a Web-Based Video Tool. American journal of perinatology. 2016.

Hey, the internet works, sometimes!

About Keith Barrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal
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3 Responses to Teaching clinicians to evaluate encephalopathy

  1. necsociety says:

    Love following your posts. Can you please email me Jennifer@NECsociety.org so we can touch base on the April 2017 NEC Symposium taking place at UC Davis? Thanks so much!

  2. Drpkrajiv says:

    Great work keith . I will use it for my postgraduates and associates. Dr rajiv

  3. bpairtbob says:

    Looks absolutely fabulous

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