Knowledge retention in Medical and Healthcare.

Knowledge retention in Medical and Healthcare.

In Learning including medical learning CME, research repeatedly informs us that information is not retained from past CME events for any real length of time.

This may be a live event, an online tutorial and most certainly presentations during Congresses, conferences and workshops.

In addition to the often absence of competence based assessment, this is frustrating to all parties concerned. That is for the party delivering the content, the recipients of the learning initiatives from the various workplaces and, most importantly, the patient and last but not least the community in general.

You may already be familiar with the Ebbinghaus Curve which clearly shows that the further we get from the training event, the less we recall. Since that original study, it has been repeatedly demonstrated to be proven correct.

Technology developed in Harvard Medical School resulted in methodologies to improve knowledge retention, the results have been published extensively.

Supporting medical folks with their demanding schedules, occupational pressures and stress, assessment in proficiency and competence would be helpful.

Learning pathways including technology to promote knowledge retention, best practice and standards based assessment, would be good step to make things easier and take the pressure of all parties concerned.

For more info on this stand by as we are exploring the important aspect of mental skills and engagement with the community in general.