Evaluating a Multimodal Clinical Anesthesia Course Integrated Into an Existing Veterinary Curriculum. Academic Article uri icon


  • INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated a multimodal, simulation-based course in veterinary anesthesia integrated into an existing veterinary curriculum. METHODS: A simulation-based, multimodal training course in clinical anesthesia was evaluated using outcomes from multiple levels of the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation. Cognitive and affective outcomes were evaluated before and after instruction. Head-mounted cameras were used to record clinical performance during students' first live patient anesthesia experience in the curriculum. RESULTS: Pretest-posttest analysis of cognitive and affective outcomes for course participants revealed significant increases in knowledge and self-efficacy. Course participants received higher ratings on clinical task performance and professional skills (ie, communication and collaboration) compared with a matched control group when evaluated by blinded, external raters using a standardized rubric. CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that implementing a multimodal anesthesia simulation-based course directly into the curriculum can enhance cognitive and affective outcomes and prepare students for subsequent anesthesia-related patient care experiences.

published proceedings

  • Simul Healthc

altmetric score

  • 2

author list (cited authors)

  • Noyes, J. A., Keegan, R. D., Carbonneau, K. J., Lepiz, M. L., Rankin, D. C., & Matthew, S. M.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • June 2021