The Presence of Skill Decay in Acute Care Skills: What is the Evidence, and How Can Clinicians Combat
1.00 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 29.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2019-12-31
Research suggests that a certain level of skill decay occurs with acute care skills, often because the occurrence of emergencies in practice settings is low. However, many clinicians believe they are more skillful than they actually are, which is problematic should an emergency medical situation arise. If athletic trainers are aware of the presence of skill decay and can employ mechanisms to it, more effective patient care in an emergency medical situation may result.
Skill decay refers to the loss of or lack of retention of trained or acquired skills after periods of non-use. While practicing clinicians have been exposed to a wide variety of acute care skills during their professional preparation, unless they have sought out opportunities to practice acute care skills, there is a real possibility that skill decay has occurred, bringing into question the effectiveness of interventions utilized in an emergency situation. If clinicians understand the concept of skill decay and are aware that acute care skills decay over time, they can employ methods to counteract those effects. Information presented will include realistic ideas and mechanisms for clinicians to thwart skill decay and maintain competence in acute care skills, resulting in optimal patient care in an emergency medical situation.
1. Define skill decay, and provide an overview of the evidence associated with skill decay related to acute care skills in health care professionals.
2. Discuss feasible methods for clinicians to combat skill decay.
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 1 lesson and a final exam.
The lesson consists of a video and or other lesson materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 2 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a GLATA EBP BOC certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 2 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
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About the Instructor
Jennifer Kay Popp, EdD, ATC, LAT
Dr. Jennifer Popp received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Western Illinois University, and her master's degree in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Dr. Popp worked for several years as a faculty member and clinician at Anderson University before obtaining her doctorate degree from Ball State University. Currently, she is the director of the Athletic Training Program at Ball State University, where she has been for the past six years. She has conducted several studies related to emergency management in athletic training, including skill decay, with the hopes to identify potential knowledge or skill gaps that can be overcome in order to enhance professional preparation and improve patient outcomes.