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Surgical skills Simulation

Andrea Moglia, Luca Morelli, Vincenzo Ferrari, Mauro Ferrari, Franco Mosca, Alfred Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest for a test assessing objectively the innate aptitude for surgery as a craft specialty to complement the current selection process of surgical residents. The aim of this study was to quantify the size of individuals with high, average, and low level of innate psychomotor skills among medical students. METHODS: A volunteer sample of 155 medical students, without prior experience with surgical simulator, executed five tasks at a virtual simulator for robot-assisted surgery...
March 14, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Temitope Adebayo, Michael Abendroth, Gaytri Gupta Elera, Allen Kunselman, Elizabeth Sinz, Amanda Ely, Amr Elkamshoushy, Ajay Soni
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that a nonbiologic strabismus surgery simulator is not inferior to a biologic wet lab for teaching the key steps of strabismus surgery. METHODS: A total of 41 medical students were randomly assigned to one of two groups: biologic wet lab or nonbiologic simulator. The students trained according to the group's protocol then participated in a recorded final assessment using a realistic strabismus surgery model. Two independent reviewers, masked to training method, graded the video recordings using three scoring systems: the International Council of Ophthalmology Approved-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Strabismus Surgery (ICO-OSCAR), the Global Rating Scale of Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS), and the Alphabetic Summary Scale (ASS)...
March 10, 2018: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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
Monique H Vaughan, Shunaha Kim-Fine, Kathie L Hullfish, Tovia M Smith, Nazema Y Siddiqui, Elisa R Trowbridge
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To establish construct validity of the simulated vaginal hysterectomy trainer (SimVaHT). DESIGN: Cross-sectional validation study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Single academic medical center in the United States. SUBJECTS: Fourteen residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology (four PGY-1, four PGY-2, three PGY-3 and three PGY-4). PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents were grouped to form the "junior level" cohort, while PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents comprised the "senior level" cohort...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
George Melich, Ajit Pai, Ramy Shoela, Kunal Kochar, Supriya Patel, John Park, Leela Prasad, Slawomir Marecik
BACKGROUND: Apprenticeship in training new surgical skills is problematic, because it involves human subjects. To date there are limited inanimate trainers for rectal surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present manufacturing details accompanied by evidence of construct, face, and content validity for a robotic rectal dissection simulation. DESIGN: Residents versus experts were recruited and tested on performing simulated total mesorectal excision...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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
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
Andrew Williams, Morgan McWilliam, James Ahlin, Jacob Davidson, Mackenzie A Quantz, Andreana Bütter
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a common neonatal condition treated with open or laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. 3D-printed organs offer realistic simulations to practice surgical techniques. The purpose of this study was to validate a 3D HPS stomach model and assess model reliability and surgical realism. METHODS: Medical students, general surgery residents, and adult and pediatric general surgeons were recruited from a single center. Participants were videotaped three times performing a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy using box trainers and 3D-printed stomachs...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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
Portia Kalun, Natalie Wagner, James Yan, Markku T Nousiainen, Ranil R Sonnadara
Background: While the knowledge required of residents training in orthopedic surgery continues to increase, various factors, including reductions in work hours, have resulted in decreased clinical learning opportunities. Recent work suggests residents graduate from their training programs without sufficient exposure to key procedures. In response, simulation is increasingly being incorporated into training programs to supplement clinical learning. This paper reviews the literature to explore whether skills learned in simulation-based settings results in improved clinical performance in orthopedic surgery trainees...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Joel Bierer, Eustatiu Memu, Robert Leeper, Dalilah Fortin, Eric Fréchette, Richard Inculet, Richard Malthaner
BACKGROUND: Our vision was to develop an inexpensive training simulation in a functional operating room (in-situ) that included surgical trainees, nursing and anesthesia staff to focus on effective interprofessional communication and teamwork skills. METHODS: The simulation scenario revolved around a post-pneumonectomy airway obstruction by residual tumor. This model included our thoracic operating room with patient status displayed by an open access vital sign simulator and a reversibly modified Laerdal® airway mannequin...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jordan D Bohnen, Leah Demetri, Eva Fuentes, Kathryn Butler, Reza Askari, Rahul J Anand, Emil Petrusa, Haytham M A Kaafarani, D Dante Yeh, Noelle Saillant, David King, Susan Briggs, George C Velmahos, Marc de Moya
OBJECTIVE: Resuscitative Thoracotomy or Emergency Department Thoracotomy (EDT) is a time-sensitive and potentially life-saving procedure. Yet, trainee experience with this procedure is often limited in both clinical and simulation settings. We sought to develop a high-fidelity EDT simulation module and assessment tool to facilitate trainee education. DESIGN: Using the Kern model for curricular development, a group of expert trauma surgeons identified EDT as a high-stakes, low-frequency procedure...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Joel Wl Lau, Tao Yang, Kyaw Kyar Toe, Weimin Huang, Stephen Ky Chang
Surgical traineeship has traditionally been based on a master apprentice model where learning takes place in the operating theatre. This approach has changed over the past few years with greater emphasis on surgical training taking place within the surgical skills laboratory. We developed a high fidelity simulator, the Image-guided Robotic Assisted Surgical simulator (IRAS) with an incorporated robotic guidance feature. The robot system is developed to mimic the process of an experienced surgeon physically holding a trainee's hands to demonstrate maneuvering of the laparoscopic instruments...
January 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
John A Ruder, Brian K Brighton, Kelly L Vander Have, Blake R Turvey, Joseph R Hsu, Brian P Scannell
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine if an educational model during a surgical skills laboratory results in a significant reduction in cast saw blade temperatures generated during cast removal. DESIGN: As part of an orthopedic resident surgical skills laboratory an Institutional Review Board-approved study was performed. A total of 17 study subjects applied a short arm cast. Everyone removed 1 short arm cast with temperatures recorded on the saw blade...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
S M Werz, S J Zeichner, B-I Berg, H-F Zeilhofer, F Thieringer
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether inexpensive 3D models can be suitable to train surgical skills to dental students or oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. Furthermore, we wanted to know which of the most common filament materials, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or polylactic acid (PLA), can better simulate human bone according to surgeons' subjective perceptions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Upper and lower jaw models were produced with common 3D desktop printers, ABS and PLA filament and silicon rubber for soft tissue simulation...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Gohar Javed, Bakhtawar Mubeen, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Hiba Rasheed, Alizay Rehman, Masroor Mubeen Phulpoto, Syeda Sana Samar, Kashif Aziz
Robotic surgery has been the forte of minimally invasive stereo-tactic procedures for some decades now. Ongoing advancements and evolutionary developments require substantial evidence to build the consensus about its efficacy in the field of neurosurgery. Main obstacle in obtaining successful results in neurosurgery is fine neural structures and other anatomical limitations. Currently, human rationalisation and robotic precision works in symbiosis to provide improved results. We reviewed the current data about recent interventions...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Adriana G Ramirez, Nebil Nuradin, Fidele Byiringiro, Robinson Ssebuufu, George J Stukenborg, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Thomas M Daniel
BACKGROUND: The primary objective was to provide proof of concept of conducting thoracic surgical simulation in a low-middle income country (LMIC). Secondary objectives were to accelerate general thoracic surgery skills acquisition by general surgery residents and sustain simulation surgery teaching through a website, simulation models, and teaching of local faculty. METHODS: Five training models were created for use in a LMIC setting and implemented during on-site courses with Rwandan general surgery residents...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jan Duedal Rölfing, Søren Kold, Donald D Anderson, Matthew Douglas Putnam, Julie Adams, Charlotte Paltved, Svend Erik Østgaard, Joan E Bechtold
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February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Akgul Ahmet, Kus Gamze, Mustafaoglu Rustem, Karaborklu Argut Sezen
OBJECTIVE: Visual signs draw more attention during the learning process. Video is one of the most effective tool including a lot of visual cues. This systematic review set out to explore the influence of video in surgical education. We reviewed the current evidence for the video-based surgical education methods, discuss the advantages and disadvantages on the teaching of technical and nontechnical surgical skills. METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to the guidelines defined in the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses statement...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Cuan M Harrington, Vishwa Chaitanya, Patrick Dicker, Oscar Traynor, Dara O Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Video gaming demands elements of visual attention, hand-eye coordination and depth perception which may be contiguous with laparoscopic skill development. General video gaming has demonstrated altered cortical plasticity and improved baseline/acquisition of minimally invasive skills. The present study aimed to evaluate for skill acquisition associated with a commercially available dedicated laparoscopic video game (Underground) and its unique (laparoscopic-like) controller for the Nintendo®Wii U™ console...
February 14, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
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