Skip to main content
×
×
Home

MP16: Development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum for healthcare students working at electronic dance music events

  • R. Schonnop (a1) and D. Ha (a1)
Abstract

Introduction: Mass Gathering Medicine (MGM) is a growing field within emergency medicine (EM) and providing care at electronic dance music events (EDMEs) is an increasingly popular activity with MGM groups. Often, health care students are allowed to participate. However, there is a lack of documented curricula to train junior learners in providing medical care at these events. To address this, we developed and initiated an interprofessional, simulation-based workshop for University of Alberta health care students interested in working at EDMEs. Methods: We used Kerns six-step approach to develop the workshops. Our MGM Interest Group identified a need for educational sessions in toxicology case management at EDMEs. A subsequent literature review revealed a paucity of pre-existing curricula on this topic for MGM learners. We created goals and objectives for the workshops, reflecting the knowledge, skills and attitudinal competencies required to provide appropriate medical care at these events. The workshops were implemented and evaluated in November 2016 and 2017. Results: A total of 44 medical and nursing students attended the workshops. An EM resident and staff physician, both with prior experience working at EDMEs, led each session. Each workshop began with a short didactic lecture followed by two hours of case-based training using two standardized patients and a high fidelity simulator. Topics were chosen based on previously published articles describing medical cases seen at EDMEs. The simulation replicated the actual space, noise and equipment available at the medical tents at these events. Two interprofessional learner groups took turns managing a different set of 3 patients: Set 1-opioid overdose (OD), alcohol/vomiting, sympathomimetic OD; Set 2-opioid OD not responsive to naloxone, anticholinergic/seizure, OD with hyperthermia. Initial assessment, medical management and team communication skills were emphasized. Debriefing was provided to learners immediately after each set of cases. After each workshop, the learners completed evaluation forms utilizing both Likert scale and open-ended responses. Overall, students were extremely complimentary about the workshop structure, content and communication skills teaching. They were especially appreciative of the opportunity to participate in their first interprofessional team experience. Conclusion: To address local needs, a well-received simulation-based workshop was created to train students in toxicology case management at EDMEs. Future work will include using this workshop in a just-in-time fashion before upcoming EDMEs and documenting students actual use of skills taught (Kirkpatrick level 3). The workshop will also be further modified to implement more detailed interprofessional objectives and can provide a venue for EM residents to practice teaching interprofessional education competencies as part of their CanMEDS Scholar role.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      MP16: Development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum for healthcare students working at electronic dance music events
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      MP16: Development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum for healthcare students working at electronic dance music events
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      MP16: Development, implementation and evaluation of a curriculum for healthcare students working at electronic dance music events
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 1481-8035
  • URL: /core/journals/canadian-journal-of-emergency-medicine
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed