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Abstract Details

SAFE-TE: Staff Awareness and Familiarity with Epilepsy through Technology and Education
Education, Research, and Methodology
P14 - Poster Session 14 (11:45 AM-12:45 PM)
EMU protocols are can vary widely, but ictal and post-ictal assessments were recently standardized by the ILAE (2016). Prior past interventions have modified the ILAE (2016) ictal and post-ictal assessment protocols for simplicity, and these modified scripts were communicated in various ways: verbal instructions, such as lectures; written procedures displayed in hospital rooms and staff badges and/or simulation training. One tool not yet used are animated videos. Animated videos appear in other areas of clinical education, showing improvements in comfortability and communication effectiveness for the audience.
We seek to develop and implement a new educational method for ictal and post-ictal assessment in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) with use of animated video.
We modified the ILAE (2016) ictal and post-ictal assessment protocols. These protocols were animated into a < 5 minute video, which will be preloaded and distributed on tablets as part of a digital toolkit for providers, nurses, and constant observers at the Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) EMU. We scored the video's narration script's readability for 12 to 15 year olds to comfortably understand. We plan to assess the video's efficacy by administering pre- and post- survey tests that measure the learners’ knowledge and satisfaction with the toolkit. We will also review EMU recorded footage of nursing and staff performing ictal and post-ictal assessments before and after implementation of the animated video in order to gauge improved frequency and comfort in performing the assessments.
We will share the educational video, survey results, and outcomes seen.
Animated videos can be used as tools for medical education. We hope this video format will prove effective in improving ictal and post-ictal assessments in RIH EMU, which may inspire use of this educational video at other institutions.
Johnny Chen, Other (Brown University)
Mr. Chen has nothing to disclose.
Neishay Ayub, MD (Brown Neurology) The institution of Dr. Ayub has received research support from Brown Physicians Incorporated. The institution of Dr. Ayub has received research support from Pappitto Opportunity Connection.