Purpose: Fulfilling educational needs in pain management should be a lifelong process, even involving physicians board certified in pain medicine such as the anesthesiologists/pain therapists. The aim of the study was to investigate Italian anesthesiologists' self-perceived competency, confidence, and interest to attend educational programs in relation to their seniority in pain management. Methods: SIAARTI members were sent an online questionnaire addressing the following items: education, skills (both soft and hard skills), technical expertise and engaged to participate between December 2020 and January 2021. Participants rated their competence based on the following range (no knowledge, knowledge, competence) while their agreement to attend educational courses was assessed with a 5-point Likert-type scale. Results: Less than one in four participants declare to be dedicated to pain medicine activity with greater proportion among older (over 61 years) compared to younger ones (31-40 years). Regarding cancer and chronic non-cancer pain a positive gradient of self-perceived competence has been observed in relation to seniority. In contrast, no gradient of self-perceived competence was reported about musculoskeletal and low back pain. Participants self-perceived competent in both opioid use and prevention of opioid-related adverse event while feeling less competent when managing drugs with abuse potential. The lowest competence has been observed in pediatric pain along with the lowest interest to attend educational courses. Participants were much and very much interested to education regarding cancer, non-cancer, musculoskeletal and low back pain, invasive analgesic procedures but less regarding items for which they declared less competence, such as use of pain scales, pain management in children and use of drugs with abuse potential. Conclusion: This work provides first evidence of a summative assessment of competency and related educational needs' profile of anesthesiologists/pain therapists thus paving the way for developing a nationwide educational program to improve chronic pain care in Italy.

Vittori, A., Cascella, M., Petrucci, E., Cortegiani, A., Bignami, E.G., Innamorato, M.A., et al. (2023). Strategies to build and maintain competence in pain management: insights from a SIAARTI survey on educational needs among Italian anesthesiologists. PAIN PRACTICE, 23(5), 501-510 [10.1111/papr.13207].

Strategies to build and maintain competence in pain management: insights from a SIAARTI survey on educational needs among Italian anesthesiologists

Cortegiani, Andrea;Giarratano, Antonino;
2023-01-23

Abstract

Purpose: Fulfilling educational needs in pain management should be a lifelong process, even involving physicians board certified in pain medicine such as the anesthesiologists/pain therapists. The aim of the study was to investigate Italian anesthesiologists' self-perceived competency, confidence, and interest to attend educational programs in relation to their seniority in pain management. Methods: SIAARTI members were sent an online questionnaire addressing the following items: education, skills (both soft and hard skills), technical expertise and engaged to participate between December 2020 and January 2021. Participants rated their competence based on the following range (no knowledge, knowledge, competence) while their agreement to attend educational courses was assessed with a 5-point Likert-type scale. Results: Less than one in four participants declare to be dedicated to pain medicine activity with greater proportion among older (over 61 years) compared to younger ones (31-40 years). Regarding cancer and chronic non-cancer pain a positive gradient of self-perceived competence has been observed in relation to seniority. In contrast, no gradient of self-perceived competence was reported about musculoskeletal and low back pain. Participants self-perceived competent in both opioid use and prevention of opioid-related adverse event while feeling less competent when managing drugs with abuse potential. The lowest competence has been observed in pediatric pain along with the lowest interest to attend educational courses. Participants were much and very much interested to education regarding cancer, non-cancer, musculoskeletal and low back pain, invasive analgesic procedures but less regarding items for which they declared less competence, such as use of pain scales, pain management in children and use of drugs with abuse potential. Conclusion: This work provides first evidence of a summative assessment of competency and related educational needs' profile of anesthesiologists/pain therapists thus paving the way for developing a nationwide educational program to improve chronic pain care in Italy.
23-gen-2023
Vittori, A., Cascella, M., Petrucci, E., Cortegiani, A., Bignami, E.G., Innamorato, M.A., et al. (2023). Strategies to build and maintain competence in pain management: insights from a SIAARTI survey on educational needs among Italian anesthesiologists. PAIN PRACTICE, 23(5), 501-510 [10.1111/papr.13207].
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