Smartphones as Telementoring Tools for Training in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Skills
Thomas M Cahir, Amlish Gondal, MD, David Biffar, Iman Ghaderi, MD, MSc. University of ArizonaIntroduction: The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) skills curriculum is an established simulation program with proven clinical value. Time constraint is one of the barriers for individualized training of surgical residents on FLS skills by faculty in busy clinical environments. The… Continue Reading
A Pilot Study of Laparoscopic Performance on a DIY Low Cost Laparoscopic Trainer
Cara B Jones, Sophia McKinley, MD, EdM, Christina Valle, CST, RN, Denise W Gee, MD, James Titus, Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE, MEd, Emil Petrusa, PhD, Daniel A Hashimoto, MD, MS. Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of SurgeryIntroduction: Traditional laparoscopic box trainers are important in laparoscopic training; however, they are expensive and not easily portable. Low cost… Continue Reading
Usefulness of the Rubric evaluation as the qualitative evaluation of the laparoscopic training.
Takashi Iwata1, Masashi Akaike1, Jun Higashijima2, Takuya Tokunaga2, Masaaki Nishi2, Hideya Kashihara2, Chie Takasu2, Daichi Ishikawa2, Mitsuo Shimada2. 1Research Center for Education of Health Bioscience, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, 2Department of Digestive Surgery, Tokushima University Graduate SchoolBackground: It is important that making individual procedures a language, and an objective qualitative evaluation for the… Continue Reading
PRE-OPERATIVE PATIENT EDUCATION: A COMPARISON OF IN-PERSON AND ONLINE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
Pamela Masella, DO1, Devon Collins, MPH, CPH2, Chang Liu, PhD, MA2, Erica Emery, MS2, Rajev Nain, MD1, Hamid Pourshojae, DO1, Amir Moazzez, MD1, Joseph Greene, MD1. 1Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, 2Inova Fairfax HospitalINTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery candidates have the opportunity to research bariatric surgeons and hospitals prior to scheduling their elective surgery. Pre-operative information sessions are… Continue Reading
HOW MANY THROWS DOES IT TAKE TO TIE A SECURE KNOT?
Ceazon Edwards, MD, Kristina Shaffer, MD, Amy Somerset, MD, Rose Callahan, MS, Kathryn Ziegler, MD. Beaumont Health SystemIntroduction: Knot security is the ability of knots to resist slippage as force is applied, and the optimal number of throws to ensure a secure knot improves efficiency and outcome. The literature on the accepted number of throws per type of suture… Continue Reading
Evaluation of take-home laparoscopic simulation programmes in the UK and implications for global delivery
Vivienne I Blackhall, Miss1, Jennifer Cleland, Professor2, Kenneth G Walker, Professor1, Philip Wilson, Professor3, Susan J Moug, Miss4. 1Highland Academic Surgical Institute, 2Institute of Education in Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, 3Centre for Rural Health, Aberdeen University, 4Department of General Surgery, Royal Alexandria HospitalIntroduction: Laparoscopic skills can be learned using portable simulators and… Continue Reading
Call for Action: Validation and Impact of an Active Shooter Simulation Training Curriculum for Healthcare Personnel
Marcos Molina, MD, Brent Bauman, MD, Alex L Otto, BA, Co Duong, BS, Jung Nam, BS, Jayme Lee, BS, Amy O'Neil, MD, James Harmon, MD, PhD, Robert Acton, MD, Mojca Konia, MD, PhD. University of MinnesotaIntroduction: To provide evidence for the face and content validity of a hybrid active-shooter team training simulation and the impact… Continue Reading
THE INTERNATIONAL LAPAROSCOPIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: ENHANCING SURGICAL EDUCATION IN MEXICO
Lauren M Baumann, MHS, MD1, Rodrigo Prieto, MD2, Katherine A Barsness, MD1, Raymond R Price, MD3, Jeffrey Hazey, MD4, Eduardo Moreno-Paquentin, MD5. 1Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, 2University of Guadalajara, 3University of Utah, 4Ohio State University Medical Center, 5Centro Médico ABCIntroduction: SAGES Global Affairs Committee, in partnership with the Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía… Continue Reading
Design of the Electrosurgery Skill Trainer (VEST) direct and capacitive coupling effects module.
Carlos A Lopez, PhD1, Asish Misra, MD2, Nicholas B Milef, BS1, Nicole Santos3, Akole Lamien4, Caroline G.L. Cao, PhD4, Steven Schwaitzberg, MD5, Daniel B Jones, MD2, Suvranu De, ScD1, Jaisa S Olasky, MD6. 1Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 3Cambridge Health Alliance, 4Wright State University, 5University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical… Continue Reading
ASSESSMENT OF NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS IN ACUTE CARE TEAM SIMULATION TRAINING
Jackie S Cha, MSE1, Nicholas E Anton, MS2, Tomoko Mizota, MD2, Julie M Hennings, MSN, RN, CCRN2, Megan A Rendina, BS2, Katie Stanton-Maxey, MD2, Hadley E Ritter, MD2, Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD2, Denny Yu, PhD1. 1Purdue University, 2Indiana University School of MedicineINTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess the reliability of a modified… Continue Reading
Perception of the use of technology in medicine and robotic surgery among undergraduates and medical students: preliminary results from a survey
Federico Gheza, MD, Alberto Mangano, MD, Mario A Masrur, MD, Pier C Giulianotti, MD, FACS. UICIntroduction: A general misperception of the real concept of robotic surgery seems to be revealed in our clinical practice. Despite its introduction almost years ago, robotic surgery is still related to many myths and beliefs. Before designing a trial to… Continue Reading
LEARNING CURVES TO MEASURE PROFICIENCY IN COLONOSCOPY TRAINING AMONGST SURGERY TRAINEES: A NOVEL COMPETENCY-BASED APPROACH.
Moska Hamidi, MD, MPH, Jeffrey Hawel, MD, FRCSC, Michael Ott, MD, MSc, FRCSC. London Health Sciences CentreBackground: Colonoscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in the management of colonic disease; achieving competence during residency is an integral part of performing high-quality colonoscopy in-practice, regardless of specialty. There is debate and controversy however, regarding what,… Continue Reading
Creation of an Operative Robotic Index to Evaluate Novice Robotic Surgeons Using a Combination of Objective Measurements and CUSUM Analyses
William B Lyman, MD1, Michael Passeri, MD1, Imran A Siddiqui, MD, FACS2, Adeel S Khan, MD, MPH, FACS3, David A Iannitti, MD, FACS1, John B Martinie, MD, FACS1, Erin H Baker, MD, FACS1, Dionisios Vrochides, MD, PhD, FACS1. 1Carolinas Medical Center, 2St. Vincent's Medical Center, 3Washington University in St. LouisBackground: With the growing popularity of… Continue Reading
Current status of Robotic Surgery Training within General Surgery Residency
Georg Wiese, MD, Paula Veldhuis, Steve Eubanks, MD, FACS, Scott W Bloom, MD, FRCSC, FACS. Florida Hospital Institute for Surgical AdvancementIntroduction: Robotic surgery is a specialized skill which requires time and resources to master. In a general surgery residency program that seeks to train competent surgeons in both open, laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques it is… Continue Reading
Resident Acute Care Service Allows More Autonomy for Laparoscopic Procedures
Yalini Vigneswaran, Andrew B Schneider, Andrew J Benjamin, Andrew Millis, Kevin K Roggin, Mustafa Hussain. University of ChicagoPurpose: Developing autonomy has been a challenge in surgical training especially with laparoscopic procedures. With the implementation of a new resident acute care surgery service managed by our senior residents with attending supervision, we sought understand if autonomy… Continue Reading