direct observation of procedural skills


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direct observation of procedural skills

A term for the formal assessment of a specialist trainee’s procedural skills, which is designed to provide feedback on procedural skills essential to the provision of good clinical care. Each specialty has a specified number of DOPS sufficiently important and/or technically demanding enough so as to warrant specific assessment. DOPS are required for each stage of training and must be assessed by an appropriate clinical supervisor (CS). These are kept in hard copy in the trainee’s portfolio and by the CS.

Examples
Bone marrow biopsy for haematologist; autopsy for a pathologist.
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Keywords: Direct observation of procedural skills, Feedback, Perceptions, Workplace based assessments.
With a clearly defined curriculum, intended learning outcomes and appropriate equipment, the assessment is to a large extent already defined and could include on-line written tests of core knowledge, computer simulations for decision making in airway management, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations examining correct use of airway equipment, surgical airway, airway drills and work-based assessments such as Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (9) for skills in direct laryngoscopy.
Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) is one of a number of exercises used in the clinical setting to help the teaching and assessment of a clinical skill5.

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