Improvement in Competency and Confidence Level of House Officers in ECG Interpretation after a Goal-Directed ECG Workshop
Improvement in ECG competence
Objective: To determine if a goal-directed ECG workshop improves ECG interpretation competency and confidence among the house officers in PNS Shifa Hospital.
Study Design: Prospective comparative study.
Place and Duration of Study: Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan, from Jan to Dec 2021.
Methodology: ECG workshops were conducted for House Officers in batches. The participants were asked to complete a questionnaire testing their ECG interpretation competency before and after the workshop and self-report their confidence level in ECG interpretation.
Results: Sixty-eight house officers participated in the workshops and completed the test. There were 41(60.29%) female and 27(39.7%) male participants. The statistics showed significant improvement in ECG competency (p<0.001). In addition, the pre and post-workshop confidence levels also showed significant improvement (p<0.001).
Conclusion: A goal-directed ECG workshop improves house officers’ competency and confidence in ECG interpretation.