TAME: Training Against Medical Error

The overall objective of the TAME project is to introduce innovative pedagogy methods that will provide training for students against medical error (TAME). TAME will innovate curricula towards teaching and learning in safe environment and closer to the needs of the real practice, where medical errors occur. With achievement of TAME’s objectives, a great need for the changes in the national healthcare systems will be fulfilled. The training methodologies will be improved, in order to minimise morbidity and mortality resulting from medical errors. Thus, healthcare costs will decrease, the quality of therapy will increase and the public trust in physicians and medicine will be enhanced. TAME’s view is multidimensional. The training has plenty of educational features and we will organize them into 3 fundamental dimensions: (i) teaching methods, (ii) means of curriculum delivery, (iii) learning outcomes.

We will use the experience gained from our preliminary studies as well as from literature, which indicate that discipline-specific aspects have to be considered during teaching against medical errors. The multidimensional approach can be used also after TAME’s period in restructuring campus-based teaching towards closer relevance to clinical practice and with patient safety central to undergraduate medical education. The resulting innovated medical curricula will be consistent with the efforts of the accreditation councils for graduate medical education as well as of the national expert medical associations. Medical schools play key roles in resolving all barriers that may hinder transparency and full disclosure of medical errors. Training against medical errors will serve as the basis for enhancing patient-doctor relationships, limiting further harm and improving overall health-care safety.



News

TAME on MEFANET 2017 conference: Implementation of training on virtual patients at Zaporozhye State Medical University

29.11.2017 | More information...

6 surgical Virtual Patients were created in ZSMU and 10 deadly medical errors were presented on MEFANET 2017. 

 


Zaporozhye State Medial University: Training

8.11.2017 | More information...

On the 1st of November, 2017 a new group of teachers participated in the D-PBL training in the frames of the TAME project. This time, Taras Ivanenko, Associate Professor of the Pathologic Physiology Department, and Olena Kuznetsova, Assistant Professor of the Faculty Pediatry Department, successfully took part in the training. Olena Furyk, the Project Coordinator from ZSMU, and Anton Kuznetsov, Associate Professor of the Nervous Diseases Department, administered the training (http://int.zsmu.edu.ua/p_1250.html).


Classes on new cases of GP in KSMU

7.11.2017 | More information...

The classes for students of the 5th course of the specialty "General Medicine" on d-PBL cases, developed by the tutors of the KSMU, began on November 8, 2017 in Karaganda State Medical University. Two groups with the Russian language of instruction and two groups studying in the Kazakh language participated in the training. The training went according to plan.


Extensive meeting on the TAME project (Teaching against medical errors) Karaganda, October 3-4, 2017

6.11.2017 | More information...

The regular extensive meeting on the TAME project (Training against medical errors) held on October 3-4, 2017 in Karaganda State Medical University. During the meeting the main work packages were discussed: WP1. Curriculum modification, WP2. Modification, implementation of paediatric cases, WP3. Development, implementation of new cases, WP4. Quality control and assurance and Evaluation, WP5. Dissemination. The partners presented financial reports.The meeting was held at the planned pace, all the tasks were solved.


IV Central Asian International Scientific and Practical Conference on Medical Education

5.11.2017

On October 2-3, 2017, the 4th Central Asian International Scientific and Practical Conference on Medical Education "Internationalization of Medical Education" held on in Karaganda State Medical University. Within the framework of the conference the section "TAME (Training against medical errors)» was presented. During the conference, Jonathan Round was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of KSMU. All the partners attended the plenary session and the opening of the conference in the assembly hall of the KSMU.The moderators of the section were Terry Polton and Sholpan Kaliyeva, all the partners of the project and guests of conference participated in the work of the section.


AMEE (International Association for medical education in Europe), Helsinki, Finland, 27th - 30th of August 2017

25.9.2017 | More information...

KSMU presented “Training against medical error” using virtual patient (VP) cases Erasmus+ CBHE project’s first results with two posters: “Adapting virtual patient cases to language and culture: how not to throw the baby out with the bathwater?”, explaining experience in case adaptation written for UK healthcare system to Kazakhstan healthcare requirements and culture; “Virtual patients in training against medical error: student experience of working with paediatric cases”, were interested in terms of students’s opinion and experience in using branched and linear VP cases. Conference attendees are interested in medical error, VP case subjects together with project implementation in Kazakhstan. Sholpan, Gulmira and Viktor willingly shared with project implementation activities.


Practical Skills Center of Karaganda State Medical University is recognised for its excellence!

25.9.2017 | More information...

International ASPIRE Board of distinguished leaders in medical education supported bt Association of medical education in Europe (АМЕЕ) recognised the excellence of Practical Skills Center of Karaganda State Medical University presenting it with the ASPIRE award for «Excellence in Simulation». The certificate and the trophy was officially presented at AMEE conference in Helsinki on August 28, 2017. Presently, KSMU is one of the first medical schools to receive this prestigious award. Only 38 medical schools across the globe has been awarded, including 5 in simulation. The success of the center has led to its model being transferred to other schools in the region and to the creation of a new innovation center to facilitate this transfer and to develop new models of simulation-based learning and assessment. It was the reviewers’ consensus opinion this is an example of an excellent simulation program against which others can aspire. More information on the award can be assessed at: https://www.aspire-to-excellence.org.


TAME meeting, Karaganda, October 2017

3.10.2017  —  4.10.2017

The next project meeting was held on 3-4 October 2017 at Karaganda State Medical University in Kazakhstan.


TAME meeting, Chernivtsi, May 2017

10.5.2017  —  13.5.2017

The next project meeting was held on 10-13 May 2017 at Bukovinian State Medical University in Ukraine.


TAME meeting, Hanoi, November 2016

9.11.2016  —  11.11.2016
Hanoi Medical University

The next project meeting was held on 9–11 November 2016 at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam.


TAME meeting, London, June 2016

5.6.2016  —  7.6.2016

The second project meeting was held on 5–7 June 2016 at St George’s, University of London.


“We are our choices”: learning decision-making through scenarios

8.6.2016
The Tower Hotel, London, UK

Meeting of representatives of four projects exploring the development of interactive SBL in medical curricula across Europe


Kick-off meeting of the TAME project

27.11.2015  —  28.11.2015
Best Western Premier Hotel International, Brno, Czech Republic

A kick-off meeting of the TAME project was held on 27–28 November 2015 in the University Centre Slapanice, Brno, Czech Republic. The meeting was organised by the Masaryk University, aligned with the traditional conference on medical education MEFANET.


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TAME in numbers

  • 10 consortium members
  • 7 countries
  • 36 months