John Libbey Eurotext

Training doctors in basic EEG: analysis of a learning tool relevant to resource-limited settings Volume 17, numéro 1, March 2015

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Auteurs
1 Department of Neurophysiology
2 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
* Correspondence: Jo M Wilmshurst Department of Paediatric Neurology, 5th Floor ICH, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700 South Africa

Conclusions

The handbook was found to be a viable tool to promote EEG interpretation in the African setting, where foundation skills are needed. However, optimal outcomes were evident with additional individual tutoring, as well as on-going support to maintain skills. This curriculum will be adapted into a post-graduate qualification intended to generate clinicians with key basic EEG skills, but not fully trained electrophysiologists. Currently, in the African setting, for maximum impact on patient care, this approach is considered the most likely to have the furthest reach.