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Korean J Anesthesiol > Epub ahead of print
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kja.d.18.00317    [Epub ahead of print]
Published online November 27, 2018.
Simulation-based ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia curriculum for anesthesiology residents
T. Edward Kim1,2, Ban C.H. Tsui1
1Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
2Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Corresponding author:  T. Edward Kim, Tel: (650) 493-5000 ext. 64799, 
Email: tekim@stanford.edu
Received: 15 November 2018   • Revised: 26 November 2018   • Accepted: 27 November 2018
Proficiency in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) requires the practitioner to acquire cognitive and technical skills. For anesthesiology residents, an assortment of challenges has been identified in learning UGRA skills. Currently, a validated UGRA curriculum for residents does not exist, and the level of UGRA proficiency achieved during residency training can vary considerably. Simulated practice has been shown to enhance proficiency in UGRA, and a competency-based education with simulation training has been endorsed for anesthesiology residents. The objective of this review is to outline simulation-based training that can be implemented in a UGRA curriculum and to explore educational tools like gamification to facilitate competency in regional anesthesiology.
Key Words: Game design; Gamification; Nerve block; Regional anesthesia; Resident education; Simulation; Ultrasound


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