Cumulative Sum learning curves (CUSUM) in basic anaesthesia procedures

  • Oscar David Aguirre Ospina a. Specialist in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. b. Faculty Member, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. c. Anaesthetist, Hospital SES, Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
  • Ángela María Ríos Medina Specialist in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, Universidad de Caldas, Anaesthetist Clínica Comfamiliar, Pereira, Colombia
  • Mauricio Calderón Marulanda a. Specialist in Anaesthesia and Resuscitation, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. b. Faculty Member, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia. c. Anaesthetist, Hospital SES, Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
  • Luz María Gómez Buitrago Specialist in Anaesthesia and Resucitation, Epidemiologist, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Keywords: Anesthesiology, Learning curve, Health care sector, Students, medical, Anesthesia, epidural

Abstract

Objectives:To create Cumulative Sum learning curves - CUSUM - for 6 anaesthesia procedures.

Methodology: We assessed 764 orotracheal intubations, 251 spinal anaesthesia procedures, 189 epidural anaesthesia procedures, 143 subclavian vein catheterizations, 135 radial artery catheterizations, and 100 internal jugular catheterizations in 4 anaesthesia residents, and developed CUSUM learning curves.

Results: In endotracheal intubation we found the following: 75% of the learners achieved 95% success with 65 ± 24 cases; in spinal anaesthesia, 50% of the learners attained the 85% success rate with 35 cases; in epidural anaesthesia, 100% of the learners attained 80% success with 13 ± 5 cases; in subclavian vein catheterization, 100% of the learners reached 80% success with 21 ± 6 cases; in radial artery catheterization, 25% of the learners achieved an 80% success rate with 39 cases. For internal jugular catheterization it was not possible to collect sufficient information to report statistically significant data.

Conclusions: CUSUM charts are tools that allow monitoring and early detection of changes in psychomotor learning in anaesthesia, providing meaningful information in relation to quality standards.

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Aguirre Ospina OD, Ríos Medina Ángela M, Calderón Marulanda M, Gómez Buitrago LM. Cumulative Sum learning curves (CUSUM) in basic anaesthesia procedures. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];42(3):142-53. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/541

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Aguirre Ospina OD, Ríos Medina Ángela M, Calderón Marulanda M, Gómez Buitrago LM. Cumulative Sum learning curves (CUSUM) in basic anaesthesia procedures. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];42(3):142-53. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/541
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