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Journal of Surgical Education

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678532/feasibility-and-benefit-of-incorporating-a-multimedia-cadaver-laboratory-training-program-into-a-didactics-curriculum-for-junior-and-senior-surgical-residents
#1
Erika Simmerman, Andrew Simmerman, Randi Lassiter, Ray King, Ben Ham, Bao-Ling Adam, Colville Ferdinand, Steven Holsten
OBJECTIVE: As operative experience in general surgery decreases and work hour limitations increase there is less exposure of surgical residents to advanced vascular and trauma exposures. Many institutions have demonstrated benefits of cadaver laboratory courses. We have incorporated a multimedia cadaver laboratory course into our general surgery residency didactics curriculum with the objective to demonstrate a benefit of the program as well as the feasibility of incorporation. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study at a tertiary care institution including general surgery residents within our residency program...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674110/resident-specific-morbidity-reduced-following-acs-nsqip-data-driven-quality-program
#2
Florence E Turrentine, John B Hanks, Megan C Tracci, R Scott Jones, Bruce D Schirmer, Philip W Smith
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestone Project for general surgery provided a more robust method for developing and tracking residents' competence. This framework enhanced systematic and progressive development of residents' competencies in surgical quality improvement. STUDY DESIGN: A 22-month interactive, educational program based on resident-specific surgical outcomes data culminated in a quality improvement project for postgraduate year 4 surgery residents...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674109/mixed-method-evaluation-of-a-cadaver-dissection-course-for-general-surgery-interns-an-innovative-approach-for-filling-the-gap-between-gross-anatomy-and-the-operating-room
#3
Yen-Yi Juo, Christina Hanna, Quach Chi, Grace Chang, Warwick J Peacock, Areti Tillou, Catherine E Lewis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an innovative whole cadaver dissection curriculum designed to focus on teaching procedure-relevant anatomy and surgical skills to surgery interns. DESIGN: A mixed methods explanatory sequential design incorporating both quantitative and qualitative evaluations was used to evaluate the cadaver dissection course. Quantitative data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed in order to compare anatomy knowledge and operative skills before and after the course...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674108/the-effects-of-feedback-fatigue-and-sex-disparities-in-medical-student-feedback-assessed-using-a-minute-feedback-system
#4
Meredith Barrett, Patrick Georgoff, Niki Matusko, Lisa Leininger, Rishindra M Reddy, Gurjit Sandhu, David T Hughes
OBJECTIVE: Feedback is critical to the development of medical students. To enhance feedback, we created a web application, the Minute Feedback System (MFS). This app allows students to request precise, timely, written feedback from residents and staff without the burden of vague, end-of-rotation surveys. In this study, we investigate variations in response rates and feedback fatigue based on sex and rank (resident/fellow vs. faculty). DESIGN: Data were collected from May 2015-October 2016...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674107/the-economics-of-private-practice-versus-academia-in-surgery
#5
Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, James R Korndorffer, Douglas Slakey, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: Residents often make career decisions regarding future practice without adequate knowledge to the realities of professional life. Currently there is a paucity of data regarding economic differences between practice models. This study seeks to illuminate the financial differences of surgical subspecialties between academic and private practice. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Association of American Medical College (AAMC) and the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) 2015 reports of average annual salaries...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656835/trauma-quality-improvement-reducing-triage-errors-by-automating-the-level-assignment-process
#6
David P Stonko, Dillon C O Neill, Bradley M Dennis, Melissa Smith, Jeffrey Gray, Oscar D Guillamondegui
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients are triaged by the severity of their injury or need for intervention while en route to the trauma center according to trauma activation protocols that are institution specific. Significant research has been aimed at improving these protocols in order to optimize patient outcomes while striving for efficiency in care. However, it is known that patients are often undertriaged or overtriaged because protocol adherence remains imperfect. The goal of this quality improvement (QI) project was to improve this adherence, and thereby reduce the triage error...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655883/evaluating-surgical-coaching-a-mixed-methods-approach-reveals-more-than-surveys-alone
#7
Laura M Mazer, Yue-Yung Hu, Alexander F Arriaga, Caprice C Greenberg, Stuart R Lipsitz, Atul A Gawande, Douglas S Smink, Steven J Yule
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally, surgical educators have relied upon participant survey data for the evaluation of educational interventions. However, the ability of such subjective data to completely evaluate an intervention is limited. Our objective was to compare resident and attending surgeons' self-assessments of coaching sessions from surveys with independent observations from analysis of intraoperative and postoperative coaching transcripts. DESIGN: Senior residents were video-recorded operating...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653841/medical-students-teaching-medical-students-surgical-skills-the-benefits-of-peer-assisted-learning
#8
Samuel Robert Bennett, Simon Rhys Morris, Salman Mirza
OBJECTIVE: Teaching surgical skills is a labor intensive process, requiring a high tutor to student ratio for optimal success, and teaching for undergraduate students by consultant surgeons is not always feasible. A surgical skills course was developed, with the aim of assessing the effectiveness of undergraduate surgical peer-assisted learning. DESIGN: Five surgical skills courses were conducted looking at eight domains in surgery, led by foundation year doctors and senior medical students, with a tutor to student ratio of 1:4...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653840/entrustable-professional-activities-epas-for-simulation-leaders-the-time-has-come
#9
Aimee K Gardner, Denise Gee, Rami A Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650486/a-vascular-anastomosis-simulation-can-provide-a-safe-and-effective-environment-for-resident-skills-development
#10
Alicia A Heelan Gladden, Kendra D Conzen, Michael J Benge, Jane Gralla, Peter T Kennealey
OBJECTIVE: Vascular anastomoses are complex surgical procedures, performed in time-sensitive circumstances, making intraoperative teaching more challenging. We sought to evaluate whether a vascular anastomosis simulation was effective in developing resident skills. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: General surgery residents participated in a vascular anastomosis simulation for 1 to 2hours during their transplant rotation. An attending transplant surgeon at the University of Colorado guided the resident through end-to-end and end-to-side anastomoses using bovine carotid artery (Artegraft)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650485/providing-transthoracic-echocardiography-training-for-intensive-care-unit-trainees-an-educational-improvement-initiative
#11
Catherine M Kuza, M Tariq Hanifi, Melissa Koç, Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans
OBJECTIVE: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is important in the management of critically ill patients, yet it has not been incorporated into many residency programs' curricula. Our objective is to determine if trainees undergoing a 60-minute training session on TTE have improved knowledge, ultrasound skills, and increases the utilization of TTE during their rotation in the intensive care unit (ICU). We will also compare the results of participants with prior TTE exposure to TTE-naïve trainees...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650484/identification-of-new-tools-to-predict-surgical-performance-of-novices-using-a-plastic-surgery-simulator
#12
Roy Kazan, Alex Viezel-Mathieu, Shantale Cyr, Thomas M Hemmerling, Samuel J Lin, Mirko S Gilardino
OBJECTIVE: To identify new tools capable of predicting surgical performance of novices on an augmentation mammoplasty simulator. The pace of technical skills acquisition varies between residents and may necessitate more time than that allotted by residency training before reaching competence. Identifying applicants with superior innate technical abilities might shorten learning curves and the time to reach competence. The objective of this study is to identify new tools that could predict surgical performance of novices on a mammoplasty simulator...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
#13
Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628333/multidisciplinary-difficult-airway-course-an-essential-educational-component-of-a-hospital-wide-difficult-airway-response-program
#14
W Robert Leeper, Elliott R Haut, Vinciya Pandian, Sajan Nakka, Jeffrey Dodd-O, Nasir Bhatti, Elizabeth A Hunt, Mustapha Saheed, Nicholas Dalesio, Adam Schiavi, Christina Miller, Thomas D Kirsch, Lauren Berkow
OBJECTIVE: A hospital-wide difficult airway response team was developed in 2008 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with three central pillars: operations, safety monitoring, and education. The objective of this study was to assess the outcomes of the educational pillar of the difficult airway response team program, known as the multidisciplinary difficult airway course (MDAC). DESIGN: The comprehensive, full-day MDAC involves trainees and staff from all provider groups who participate in airway management...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609893/evaluation-of-the-characteristics-of-a-workplace-assessment-form-to-assess-entrustable-professional-activities-epas-in-an-undergraduate-surgery-core-clerkship
#15
Vernon R Curran, Diana Deacon, Henry Schulz, Katherine Stringer, Craig N Stone, Norah Duggan, Heidi Coombs-Thorne
OBJECTIVE: Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are explicit, directly observable tasks requiring the demonstration of specific knowledge, skills, and behaviors that learners are expected to perform without direct supervision once they have gained sufficient competence. Undergraduate level implementation of EPAs is relatively new. We examined the characteristics of a workplace assessment form (clinic card) as part of a formative programmatic assessment process of EPAs for a core undergraduate surgery rotation...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609892/communication-skills-training-for-surgical-residents-learning-to-relate-to-the-needs-of-older-adults
#16
Linda Roberts, Charles Cornell, Mathias Bostrom, Sandra Goldsmith, Titilayo Ologhobo, Timothy Roberts, Laura Robbins
BACKGROUND: It is vital for physicians and surgeons to communicate successfully with older adults, who will constitute one-fifth of the US population by 2030. Older adults often perceive themselves as stigmatized and powerless in healthcare settings. Effective communication leads to better patient compliance and satisfaction, which is now a component of Medicare hospital reimbursement and physician and surgeon compensation from hospitals and networks. OBJECTIVE: To increase orthopaedic surgery resident understanding of the unique needs of older adults in order to maintain effective and sensitive communication with this vulnerable population...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605705/nsqip-analysis-of-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-rates-for-breast-cancer-implications-for-resident-and-fellow-participation
#17
Nadia F Nocera, Bryan J Pyfer, Lucy M De La Cruz, Abhishek Chatterjee, Paul T Thiruchelvam, Carla S Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Management of the axilla in invasive breast cancer (IBC) has shifted away from more radical surgery such as axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), towards less invasive procedures, such as sentinel lymph node biopsy. Because of this shift, we hypothesize that there has been a national downward trend in ALND procedures, subsequently impacting surgical trainee exposure to this procedure using the ACS-NSQIP database to evaluate this. METHODS: Women with IBC were identified in the ACS-NSQIP database from 2007 to 2014...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580814/development-and-evaluation-of-a-new-formative-assessment-of-surgical-performance
#18
Ronnie M Davies, Lisa Hadfield-Law, Philip G Turner
BACKGROUND: Formative assessment of operative performance is a mandatory part of surgical training. Engagement with assessment is limited in part by the time-consuming nature and the high perceived stakes of current assessment tools. OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to develop and collect validity evidence for a new operative assessment tool that addresses barriers to assessment that current trainers and trainees experience. METHODS: We developed the Generic Operative Supervised Learning Event (GOSLE)...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576247/-tweet-format-writing-is-an-effective-tool-for-medical-student-reflection
#19
Jeremy A Dressler, Beth A Ryder, Michael Connolly, Megan Dias Blais, Thomas J Miner, David T Harrington
OBJECTIVE: Reflective writing during medical education allows for professional growth through retrospective analysis of experiential knowledge. However, these writing assignments can pose a challenge to millennial medical students who are more likely to assimilate knowledge through the use of innovative technology and who prefer their data in a concise format. Here, we present a novel, tweet-style reflective writing assignment to better engage the unique skill set of today's medical students...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574019/investigating-the-effect-of-simulator-functional-fidelity-and-personalized-feedback-on-central-venous-catheterization-training
#20
Mary A Yovanoff, Hong-En Chen, David F Pepley, Katelin A Mirkin, David C Han, Jason Z Moore, Scarlett R Miller
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of simulator functional fidelity (manikin vs a Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer [DHRT]) and personalized feedback on surgical resident self-efficacy and self-ratings of performance during ultrasound-guided internal jugular central venous catheterization (IJ CVC) training. In addition, we seek to explore how self-ratings of performance compare to objective performance scores generated by the DHRT system. DESIGN: Participants were randomly assigned to either manikin or DHRT IJ CVC training over a 6-month period...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
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