Name of the activity: IFMaSsive /Polish: IFMaSówkA
Country/NMO: Poland (IFMSA-Poland)
Program: Teaching Medical Skills
Contact information: [email protected]
Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.
Clinical skills education is often unstructured and unspecified, especially when it comes to soft skills of medical students. Rather than stating explicitly the skills needed, it is assumed that students would acquire them spontaneously during whole medical educations, and during their work with patients, which is not always the case. “IFMaSsive” comes to confront with these challenges.
Our main goal is to familiarize the participants with the rules of Triage in accordance with existing START and JumpStart systems.
Our recipients learn about the appointment and functioning of the areas of medical assistance, as well as how to secure the scene, transport the victims and work with the rescue services. The project is dedicated not only to students of medical faculties (medicine, medical rescue service, nursing), but also public services.
Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other Students
Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other health professionals
Objectives and indicators of success:
Specific – There are two specific principles: Activation, Education.
Measurable – Activation can be measuring by counting the amount of the participants and the number of activities during the academic year; Education may be evaluated by analyzing/in analysis of surveys and evaluation given by the instructor and victims.
Achievable – our resources depend on our funds (from LC or partners) and our gained knowledge, as well as the response received throughout the year
Relevant – the mission of the Standing Committee on Medical Education and IFMSA-Poland is upgrading medical skills and increase the knowledge of any medical and healthcare students and young professionals.
Time bound – We are monitoring the project throughout an academic year lasting from October until June each year, as new coordinators are elected yearly.
The time period during which we are monitoring the Project is the academic year, that lasts from October till June of each year, as new coordinators are elected yearly.
– Recording the amount of educated people
– Counting number of filled registration forms for each event
– Making cumulative statistic after each event
– Collecting statistic from all the cities in which the activity takes place
Plans for evaluation:
When it comes to the evaluation of the participants’ work, it is conducted by instructors, who are properly qualified and prepared beforehand. These instructors follow the participants and mark the accuracy of their actions (approximately 10 people for one instructor). The measures taken are also judged by the victims.
At the end, all the participants receive a thorough feedback, listing what has been done correctly, and what needs brushing up.
The organisation of the workshops is assesed via a Google form including a grading scale, questions both straightforward and open-ended, evaluating a few areas, such as: scenario(s), lecture, post-workshop briefing, the organisation itself, etc.