Impact of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians' clinical examination preparation on basic physician trainee assessment of jugular venous pressure

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    Abstract

    Australian internal medicine trainees undergo intensive training in preparation for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) clinical examination. Trainees preparing for the 2013 RACP clinical examination assessed the jugular venous pressure (JVP) of patients, with central venous pressure monitoring in the intensive care unit before and after the exam. RACP clinical examination preparation was associated with improvements of trainees’ ability to identify JVP that were not elevated, although the JVP examination was performed marginally as a diagnostic test. Ongoing training might further improve this skill.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1100-1103
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternal Medicine Journal
    Volume46
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

    Keywords

    • basic physician trainees (BPT)
    • body mass index (BMI)
    • central venous catheters (CVC)
    • central venous pressure (CVP)
    • jugular venous pressure (JVP)
    • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

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