SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster Discussion
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
PURPOSE: Competence in thoracentesis is a required part of training for pulmonary/critical care (PCCM) fellows. Traditional methods of determining procedural competence are generally based on numerical requirement or subjective faculty opinion. We developed an objective method for competency based testing of thoracentesis using video recording during patient thoracentesis. Our literature review indicates this is the first example of video based scoring of a PCCM procedure to test for competency.