Evaluation of the feasibility of a video-transmitted surgical ward round: a proof of concept study.

Evaluation of the feasibility of a video-transmitted surgical ward round: a proof of concept study.

Publication date: Sep 21, 2023

Surgical ward rounds are key element to point-of-care interprofessional postoperative treatment and technical and communicational aspects are relevant for the patient’s safety and satisfaction. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the training opportunity of experiencing a face-to-face surgical ward round was massively hampered and thus, we developed a digital concept. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of video-transmitted ward rounds integrating surgical and communicational aspects with live streaming from wards. Further, medical students were asked for their satisfaction and their subjective learning success. The proof-of-concept study consisted of self-reported subjective evaluation of competences in ward round skills. Qualitative feedback was collected to gain deeper insight and students’ empathy was rated by using the student version of the Jefferson Empathy Scale (JES). One hundred three medical students participated. The students were satisfied with the video-transmitted ward round (M = 3. 54; SD = 1. 22). In the subjective evaluation students’ ward round competencies rose significantly (p 

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Concepts Keywords
Covid Interactive seminars
Massively Interdisciplinary education
Qualitative Interprofessional training
Students Remote teaching
Therapy Surgical competencies
Surgical ward round
Video based teaching


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
drug DRUGBANK Spinosad
pathway REACTOME Reproduction
disease VO effective
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease VO time
disease VO IpaD
disease VO efficiency
disease VO organization
disease VO efficient
disease MESH complications
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone
disease IDO process
drug DRUGBANK Vorinostat
disease MESH infection
drug DRUGBANK Ademetionine
disease VO Gap
disease VO effectiveness

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