Entrustable professional activities : Promising concept in postgraduate medical education

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Breckwoldt J, Beckers SK, Breuer G, Marty A
Zeitschrift: Anaesthesist
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Band: 67
Heftnummer: 6
Seitenbereich: 452-457
ISSN: 0003-2417


Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are characterized as self-contained units of work in a given typical clinical context, which may be entrusted to a trainee for independent execution at a certain point of training. An example could be the intraoperative anesthesia management of an ASA 1 patient for an uncomplicated surgical intervention as an EPA in early postgraduate anesthesia training. The EPAs can be described as an evolution of a competency-based medical educational concept, applying the concept of the competencies of a person to specific workplace contexts. In this way the expected level of skills and supervision at a certain stage of training have a more practical meaning and the danger of fragmentation of individual competencies in the competence-based model is avoided. It is a more holistic view of a trainee. Experience with this new concept is so far limited, therefore, further studies are urgently needed to determine whether and how EPAs can contribute to improvements in further training.

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Breckwoldt, J., Beckers, S.K., Breuer, G., & Marty, A. (2018). Entrustable professional activities : Promising concept in postgraduate medical education. Anaesthesist, 67(6), 452-457. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00101-018-0420-y

Breckwoldt, Jan, et al. "Entrustable professional activities : Promising concept in postgraduate medical education." Anaesthesist 67.6 (2018): 452-457.


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