SBAR M&M: A feasible, reliable, and valid tool to assess the quality of, surgical morbidity and mortality conference presentations

Erica L. Mitchell, Dae Y. Lee, Sonal Arora, Karen L. Kwong, Timothy K. Liem, Gregory L. Landry, Gregory L. Moneta, Nick Sevdalis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Surgical Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference is considered the golden hour of surgical education. However, evaluation methods for ensuring that quality M&M presentations efficiently contribute to resident education have not been clearly defined. To provide surgical trainees with the skills required to present a quality M&M presentation it is essential to have a robust tool to measure presentation skill and guide formative feedback. A prospective observational study was conducted to develop an assessment tool for M&M conference. Literature review and expert consensus provided content for tool development. The tool, created using the situation, background, assessment, and recommendation format, was refined successively based on assessor feedback and assessed for reliability (internal consistency, interassessor reliability) and construct validity. Three successive iterations of the tool were developed. Internal consistency and interassessor reliability improved from the first to third versions. A trend also was shown for increasing construct validity with the third iteration of the tool. A psychometrically robust assessment tool based on the situation, background, assessment, and recommendation format was developed and validated to identify and improve the overall quality and educational value of the surgical M&M conference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume203
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Assessment instrument
  • Assessment tool
  • Educational value
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Morbidity and mortality presentations
  • SBAR
  • Surgical M&M conference
  • Surgical morbidity and mortality conference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'SBAR M&M: A feasible, reliable, and valid tool to assess the quality of, surgical morbidity and mortality conference presentations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this