Assessing Surgical Competence at Point-of Care: How Big Data Can Lead to Big Feedback

May 17, 2016, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Carisa Cooney
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Assessing operative skills at point of care is challenging. Many existing assessments consist of 10 or more questions, are paper-based, require time to complete and record, and are delayed in getting back to the resident, if they are completed at all. Without timely feedback from mentors, it is challenging for residents to improve their skills. We created the Operative Entrustability Assessment (OEA), a web-based, 1-question tool applicable to all procedures, that can be completed on any smart device or computer with internet access at the end of an operation. This presentation will demonstrate how use of this tool in our department has increased the number of faculty assessors and the number of assessments performed, and will discuss how the tool has improved faculty-to-resident feedback.