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Marie Hutchinson, Neil Wendt, Stuart Trevor Smith
The 2011 Productivity Commission report, Caring for Older Australians, observed that as the number of older Australians rises and the demand for aged care services increases, there will be a commensurate increase in demand for a well-trained aged care workforce. One of the significant issues impacting upon the ability of the aged services sector to respond to a growing number of older adults is to attract and retain sufficient numbers of staff. A number of factors are acknowledged to contribute to a failure of the aged care sector to attract and retain workers including: poor sector reputation, poor working conditions, including high client-staff ratios, a lack of career paths and professional development opportunities and low rates of remuneration...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Emily M Hayden, Avni Khatri, Hillary R Kelly, Phoebe H Yager, Gloria M Salazar
A telesimulation platform utilizes communications technology to provide mannequin-based simulation education between learners and instructors located remotely from one another. Specifically, the instructor controls the mannequin and moderates the debriefing remotely. During these sessions, the instructor observes the learners in real time and provides immediate feedback during the debriefing. This platform obviates the need to have instructors, learners, and mannequins in the same place at the same time, potentially allowing simulation-based educational sessions to occur with greater frequency for institutions not located proximate to formal simulation centers...
February 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Anne Beissel, Marc Lilot, Christian Bauer, Keith Beaulieu, Christopher Hanacek, Olivier Desebbe, Maxime Cannesson, Jean-Jacques Lehot, Cameron Ricks
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August 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
D A Burckett-St Laurent, M S Cunningham, S Abbas, V W Chan, A Okrainec, A U Niazi
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) requires acquisition of new skills. Learning requires one-on-one teaching, and can be limited by time and mentor availability. We investigate whether the skills required for UGRA can be developed and subsequently assessed remotely using a novel online teaching platform. This platform was developed at the University of Toronto to teach laparoscopic surgery remotely and has been termed Telesimulation. METHODS: Anesthesia Site Chiefs at 10 hospitals across Ontario were sent a letter inviting their anesthesia teams to participate in an UGRA remote training program...
August 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Alemayehu G Bedada, Marvin Hsiao, Balisi Bakanisi, Mpapho Motsumi, Georges Azzie
OBJECTIVE: Differences in opinion exist as to the feasibility of establishing sustainable laparoscopic programs in resource-restricted environments. At the request of local surgeons and the Ministry of Health in Botswana, a training program was established to assist local colleagues with laparoscopic surgery. We reviewed our multifaceted and evolving international collaboration and highlighted those factors that have helped or hindered this program. METHODS: From 2006 to 2012, a training program consisting of didactic teaching, telesimulation, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery certification, yearly workshops, and ongoing mentorship was established...
April 2015: Annals of Surgery
Óscar Henao, Jaime Escallón, Jessica Green, Mónica Farcas, Juan Manuel Sierra, William Sánchez, Allan Okrainec
INTRODUCTION: The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery program is an educational program developed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, which includes a handson skills training component, a cognitive component, and an assessment component for laparoscopic surgery. Its main objective is to provide surgical residents and practicing surgeons with the opportunity to learn fundamental skills and obtain the theoretical knowledge required to perform laparoscopic surgery, guaranteeing a better performance in the operating room, and thus, improving patient security...
January 2013: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Ian Choy, Andras Fecso, Josephine Kwong, Tim Jackson, Allan Okrainec
BACKGROUND: Although numerous assessment tools currently exist to evaluate laparoscopic surgical skills, no studies have demonstrated the reliability of such tools when used with telementoring technology. This study aimed to determine the reliability of the Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (GOALS) rating scale for assessing laparoscopic skills remotely and to identify how factors unique to remote assessment such as bandwidth and image quality influence its reliability...
February 2013: Surgical Endoscopy
Angelo Mikrogianakis, April Kam, Shawna Silver, Balisi Bakanisi, Oscar Henao, Allan Okrainec, Georges Azzie
OBJECTIVES: Telesimulation is a novel concept coupling the principles of simulation with remote Internet access to teach procedural skills. This study's objective was to determine if telesimulation could be used by pediatricians in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to teach a relatively new intraosseous (IO) insertion technique to physicians in Africa. METHODS: One simulator was located in Toronto and the other in Gaborone, Botswana. Instructors and trainees could see one another, see inside each other's simulators, and communicate in real time...
April 2011: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Allan Okrainec, Oscar Henao, Georges Azzie
BACKGROUND: Several challenges exist with laparoscopic skills training in resource-restricted countries, including long travel distances required by mentors for onsite teaching. Telesimulation (TS) is a novel concept that uses the internet to link simulators between an instructor and a trainee in different locations. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of telesimulation for teaching the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) to surgeons in Botswana, Africa...
February 2010: Surgical Endoscopy
Andrés A Navarro Newball, Carlos J Hernández, Jorge A Velez, Luis E Munera, Gregorio B García, Carlos A Gamboa, Antonio J Reyes
Distance learning can be enhanced with the use of virtual reality; this paper describes the design and initial validation of a Web Environment for Surgery Skills Training on Otolaryngology (WESST-OT). WESST-OT was created aimed to help trainees to gain the skills required in order to perform the Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery procedure (FESS), since training centers and specialist in this knowledge are scarce in Colombia; also, it is part of a web based educational cycle which simulates the stages of a real procedure...
2005: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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