Improvement in Competency and Confidence Level of House Officers in ECG Interpretation after a Goal-Directed ECG Workshop

Improvement in ECG competence

Authors

  • Jamal Azfar Khan Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Nadia Aziz Ather Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Ghulam Abbas Khan Niazi Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Irfan Khattak Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Kashif Razzaq Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i1.8015

Keywords:

Assessment, Clinical skills, Competence, Electrocardiogram

Abstract

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.

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Published

22-02-2023

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Khan JA, Ather NA, Niazi GAK, Khattak MI, Razzaq K. Improvement in Competency and Confidence Level of House Officers in ECG Interpretation after a Goal-Directed ECG Workshop: Improvement in ECG competence. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 22 [cited 2024 May 26];73(1):46-9. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/8015

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