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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
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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/29661064/experience-and-confidence-of-final-year-veterinary-students-in-performing-desexing-surgeries
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M C Gates, T F Odom, R K Sawicki
AIMS: To describe the level of experience and confidence of veterinary students in performing canine and feline desexing procedures at the end of their final clinical year. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with veterinary students at Massey University in November 2017 after completion of their final clinical year. The questions included career plans after graduation, number of assisted and unassisted desexing procedures performed, approximate time to complete desexing surgeries, level of confidence with different aspects of desexing surgeries, what aspects of their desexing surgery training were most helpful, and what could be done to improve training in desexing surgical skills in veterinary school...
April 16, 2018: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650503/instructional-video-and-medical-student-surgical-knot-tying-proficiency-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katarzyna Bochenska, Magdy P Milad, John Ol DeLancey, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
BACKGROUND: Many senior medical students lack simple surgical and procedural skills such as knot tying. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether viewing a Web-based expert knot-tying training video, in addition to the standard third-year medical student curriculum, will result in more proficient surgical knot tying. METHODS: At the start of their obstetrics and gynecology clerkship, 45 students were videotaped tying surgical knots for 2 minutes using a board model...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629066/the-challenges-of-clinical-education-in-a-baccalaureate-surgical-technology-students-in-iran-a-qualitative-study
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Roghayeh Zardosht, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi, Mohammad Etezad Razavi, Soleiman Ahmady
Background: Clinical education is an integral part of the surgical technology curriculum, in which students combine and integrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and philosophies of the profession. It is difficult to learn and adapt to different types of skills and roles in the operating room environment. Objective: This qualitative study examines the difference between the clinical education of Surgical Technology and other clinical settings, and the challenges faced by students in the field, within the course...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605027/determining-the-educational-value-of-a-technical-and-nontechnical-skills-medical-student-curriculum
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Edward S Shipper, Sarah E Miller, Brittany N Hasty, Monica M De La Cruz, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Dana T Lin, James N Lau
BACKGROUND: Residency application rates to general surgery remain low. The purpose of this study is to describe the educational value of a curriculum designed to increase preclinical medical student interest in surgical careers to better understand the process by which medical students decide to pursue a career in surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used qualitative methodology to describe the educational value of a technical and nontechnical skills curriculum offered to preclinical medical students at our institution...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603003/validity-evidence-for-procedural-competency-in-virtual-reality-robotic-simulation-establishing-a-credible-pass-fail-standard-for-the-vaginal-cuff-closure-procedure
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Lisette Hvid Hovgaard, Steven Arild Wuyts Andersen, Lars Konge, Torur Dalsgaard, Christian Rifbjerg Larsen
BACKGROUND: The use of robotic surgery for minimally invasive procedures has increased considerably over the last decade. Robotic surgery has potential advantages compared to laparoscopic surgery but also requires new skills. Using virtual reality (VR) simulation to facilitate the acquisition of these new skills could potentially benefit training of robotic surgical skills and also be a crucial step in developing a robotic surgical training curriculum. The study's objective was to establish validity evidence for a simulation-based test for procedural competency for the vaginal cuff closure procedure that can be used in a future simulation-based, mastery learning training curriculum...
March 30, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600241/a-standardized-needs-assessment-tool-to-inform-the-curriculum-development-process-for-pediatric-resuscitation-simulation-based-education-in-resource-limited-settings
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Nicole Shilkofski, Amanda Crichlow, Julie Rice, Leslie Cope, Ye Myint Kyaw, Thazin Mon, Sarah Kiguli, Julianna Jung
Introduction: Under five mortality rates (UFMR) remain high for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the developing world. Education for practitioners in these environments is a key factor to improve outcomes that will address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 10 (good health and well being and reduced inequalities). In order to appropriately contextualize a curriculum using simulation, it is necessary to first conduct a needs assessment of the target learner population...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581688/introducing-in-vivo-dissection-modules-for-undergraduate-level-trainees-what-is-the-actual-benefit-and-how-could-we-make-it-more-efficient
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Michail Sideris, Apostolos Papalois, Korina Theodoraki, Georgios Paparoidamis, Nikolaos Staikoglou, Ismini Tsagkaraki, Efstratios Koletsis, Panagiotis Dedeilias, Nikolaos Lymperopoulos, Konstantinos Imprialos, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, Vassilios Papalois, Georgios Zografos, Georgios Tsoulfas
Essential Skills in the Management of Surgical Cases (ESMSC) is an international wet lab simulation course aimed at undergraduate students. It combines basic science workshops, case-based lectures and ex vivo skills modules, as well as in vivo dissections using a swine model. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of high-fidelity In Vivo Simulation-Based Learning for undergraduate level trainees. Also our goal was to compare the skill-based performance of final year students vs. more junior-level ones...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573429/assessing-nontechnical-skills-in-otolaryngology-emergencies-through-simulation-based-training
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Kitty Y Wu, Stephanie Kim, Kevin Fung, Kathryn Roth
OBJECTIVE: Nontechnical skills (NTS) are essential to emergency crisis management. Due to the rarity of true emergencies, they are challenging to teach and assess within a competency-based curriculum. Our purpose is to evaluate the utility of the Non-Technical Skills in Surgery (NOTSS) scale in NTS assessment in simulated otolaryngology and head and neck surgery (OTO-HNS) emergencies and identify common challenges that residents encounter. METHODS: Mixed methods analysis of 15 junior OTO-HNS resident teams in four simulated emergency scenarios...
March 24, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559262/integration-of-simulation-components-enhances-team-training-in-cardiac-surgery
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David L Joyce, Brian D Lahr, Simon Maltais, Sameh M Said, John M Stulak, Gregory A Nuttall, Lyle D Joyce
OBJECTIVES: Simulation in resident medical education has traditionally focused on isolated components of a surgical procedure. We hypothesized that incorporating an interdisciplinary team into a high-fidelity simulation laboratory would enhance the modeling of real-world challenges during cardiac surgery. METHODS: Simulation exercises were performed with staffing by surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, surgical assistants, and operating room technicians. Twelve accredited cardiothoracic surgical residents were divided into 3 teams...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555307/development-of-a-comprehensive-trauma-training-curriculum-for-the-resource-limited-environment
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Geoffrey A Anderson, Peter Kayima, Lenka Ilcisin, Noralis Portal Benitez, Katherine H Albutt, Susan M Briggs, Deepika Nehra
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to create a multitiered trauma training curriculum that was designed specifically for the low-resource setting. DESIGN: We developed 2 courses designed to teach principles and skills necessary for trauma care. The first course, "Emergency Ward Management of Trauma (EWMT)," is designed to teach interns the initial assessment and stabilization of trauma patients in the emergency ward. The second course for mid-level surgical residents, "Surgical Techniques and Repairs in Trauma for the Low-resource Environment" (STaRTLE), is a cadaver-based operative trauma course designed to teach surgical exposures and techniques...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545129/curricular-innovation-in-the-surgery-clerkship-can-assessment-methods-influence-development-of-critical-thinking-and-clinical-skills
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James A McClintic, Clifford L Snyder, Kimberly M Brown
OBJECTIVE: Although key clinical skills have been defined in the Core Entrustable Professional Activities, there is a need to improve medical school curricula with standardized training opportunities and assessments of these skills. Thus, we aimed to develop an innovative curriculum that emphasized critical thinking and clinical skills. We hypothesized that we would be able to observe measurable improvement on assessments of students' critical thinking and clinical skills after the implementation of the new curriculum...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530444/technology-enhanced-simulation-improves-trainee-readiness-transitioning-to-cardiothoracic-training
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Patrick G Chan, Lara W Schaheen, Ernest G Chan, Chris C Cook, James D Luketich, Jonathan D'Cunha
OBJECTIVE: Transitioning from medical school and general surgery training to cardiothoracic (CT) surgical training poses unique challenges for trainees and patient care. We hypothesized that participation in technology-enhanced simulation modules that provided early exposure to urgent/emergent CT patient problems would improve cognitive skills and readiness to manage common urgencies/emergencies. DESIGN: Traditional and integrated cardiothoracic residents at our institution participated in a technology-enhanced simulation curriculum...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519810/developing-a-novel-international-undergraduate-surgical-masterclass-during-a-financial-crisis-our-4-year-experience
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Michail Sideris, John Hanrahan, Georgios Tsoulfas, Iakovos Theodoulou, Fatema Dhaif, Vassilios Papalois, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, George Velmahos, Patricia Turner, Apostolos Papalois
BACKGROUND: Essential Skills in the Management of Surgical Cases (ESMSC) is a novel 3-day international undergraduate surgical masterclass. Its current curriculum (Cores integrated for Research-Ci4R) is built on a tetracore, multiclustered architecture combining high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulation-based learning (SBL), with applied and basic science case-based workshops, and non-technical skills modules. We aimed to report our experience in setting up ESMSC during the global financial crisis...
March 8, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511043/establishing-objective-benchmarks-in-robotic-virtual-reality-simulation-at-the-level-of-a-competent-surgeon-using-the-robotix-mentor-simulator
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William Watkinson, Nicholas Raison, Takashige Abe, Patrick Harrison, Shamim Khan, Henk Van der Poel, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed
BACKGROUND: To establish objective benchmarks at the level of a competent robotic surgeon across different exercises and metrics for the RobotiX Mentor virtual reality (VR) simulator suitable for use within a robotic surgical training curriculum. METHODS: This retrospective observational study analysed results from multiple data sources, all of which used the RobotiX Mentor VR simulator. 123 participants with varying experience from novice to expert completed the exercises...
March 6, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506205/the-montreal-augmentation-mammoplasty-operation-mamo-simulator-an-alternative-method-to-train-and-assess-competence-in-breast-augmentation-procedures
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Roy Kazan, Alex Viezel-Mathieu, Shantale Cyr, Thomas M Hemmerling, Mirko S Gilardino
Background: Surgical residents' exposure to aesthetic procedures remains limited in residency training. The development of the Montreal Augmentation Mammoplasty Operation (MAMO) simulator aims to provide an adjunctive training method and assessment tool to complement the evolving competency-based surgical curriculum. Objectives: To perform face, content and construct validations of the MAMO simulator for subpectoral breast augmentation procedures and assess the reliability of the assessment scales used...
January 3, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456075/qualitative-analysis-of-a-cultural-dexterity-program-for-surgeons-feasible-impactful-and-necessary
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Rhea Udyavar, Douglas S Smink, John T Mullen, Tara S Kent, A Green, Alyssa F Harlow, Manuel Castillo-Angeles, Alexandra B Columbus, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVES: Ineffective cross-cultural communication contributes to adverse outcomes for minority patients. To address this, the authors developed a novel curriculum for surgical residents built on the principle of cultural dexterity, emphasizing adaptability to clinical and sociocultural circumstances to tailor care to the needs of the individual patient. This study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and perception of this program upon conclusion of its first year...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442242/fuse-certification-enhances-performance-on-a-virtual-computer-based-simulator-for-dispersive-electrode-placement
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Michael Dombek, Carlos A Lopez, Zhongqing Han, Alyssa Lungarini, Nicole Santos, Steven Schwaitzberg, Caroline Cao, Daniel B Jones, Suvranu De, Jaisa Olasky
BACKGROUND: The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has developed the fundamental use of surgical energy (FUSE) didactic curriculum in order to further understanding of the safe use of surgical energy. The virtual electrosurgical skill trainer (VEST) is being developed as a complementary simulation-based curriculum, with several modules already existing. Subsequently, a new VEST module has been developed about dispersive electrode placement. The purpose of this study is to assess knowledge about dispersive electrode placement in surgeons and surgical trainees in addition to describing a new VEST module...
February 13, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435758/laptrain-multi-modality-training-curriculum-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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K F Kowalewski, C R Garrow, T Proctor, A A Preukschas, M Friedrich, P C Müller, H G Kenngott, L Fischer, B P Müller-Stich, F Nickel
BACKGROUND: Multiple training modalities for laparoscopy have different advantages, but little research has been conducted on the benefit of a training program that includes multiple different training methods compared to one method only. This study aimed to evaluate benefits of a combined multi-modality training program for surgical residents. METHODS: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) was performed on a porcine liver as the pre-test. Randomization was stratified for experience to the multi-modality Training group (12 h of training on Virtual Reality (VR) and box trainer) or Control group (no training)...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417393/introductory-tors-training-in-an-otolaryngology-residency-program
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Judd H Fastenberg, Marc J Gibber, Richard V Smith
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is becoming an integral part of the otolaryngology resident experience. While there is widespread agreement that a formal, validated curriculum for TORS training is needed for residents, none presently exists. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate an introductory resident curriculum for TORS training that could be easily adopted at other institutions. This is a prospective study of otolaryngology residents (PGY1-5) in an academic medical center from 2015 to 2016...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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