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Evaluation of pyramid training as a method to increase diagnostic sampling capacity during an emergency veterinary response to a swine disease outbreak.

Authors
  • Canon, Abbey J
  • Lauterbach, Nicholas
  • Bates, Jessica
  • Skoland, Kristin
  • Thomas, Paul
  • Ellingson, Josh
  • Ruston, Chelsea
  • Breuer, Mary
  • Gerardy, Kimberlee
  • Hershberger, Nicole
  • Hayman, Kristen
  • Buckley, Alexis
  • Holtkamp, Derald
  • Karriker, Locke
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Jun 15, 2017
Volume
250
Issue
12
Pages
1395–1399
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2460/javma.250.12.1395
PMID: 28569631
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate a pyramid training method for teaching techniques for collection of diagnostic samples from swine. DESIGN Experimental trial. SAMPLE 45 veterinary students. PROCEDURES Participants went through a preinstruction assessment to determine their familiarity with the equipment needed and techniques used to collect samples of blood, nasal secretions, feces, and oral fluid from pigs. Participants were then shown a series of videos illustrating the correct equipment and techniques for collecting samples and were provided hands-on pyramid-based instruction wherein a single swine veterinarian trained 2 or 3 participants on each of the techniques and each of those participants, in turn, trained additional participants. Additional assessments were performed after the instruction was completed. RESULTS Following the instruction phase, percentages of participants able to collect adequate samples of blood, nasal secretions, feces, and oral fluid increased, as did scores on a written quiz assessing participants' ability to identify the correct equipment, positioning, and procedures for collection of samples. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Results suggested that the pyramid training method may be a feasible way to rapidly increase diagnostic sampling capacity during an emergency veterinary response to a swine disease outbreak.

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