Findeklee S1,2, Solomayer EF1 and Spüntrup C1,3*
1 Department for Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Saarland University Hospital, Germany 2 Kinderwunschzentrum Niederrhein M?nchengladbach/Krefeld, Germany 3 Pelvic School Saarbr?cken, GermanyFulltext PDF
Background: Operative novices complain about deficits in practical operative education. Simulated training offers perspectives for an effective education tool. In a former study we could show an improvement of knotting time from about 247 sec to 45 sec after 2 h of training. This study focuses on the acceptance of a simulator based education model. Aim: Is a simulator based operative education accepted by operative novices and considered as equivalent to education on patients? Is it possible to increase basic knowledge of novices with no experience within two hours? Material and Methods: 73 medical students of higher terms underwent endoscopic basic training on a box-trainer. According to a special basics-curriculum students learned single knots and continuous sutures within a two hours intensive course. Afterwards they evaluated the endoscopic basic-training. Result: 93.6% (73/78) completed the evaluation. About 90% stated an improvement of instrument handling and operative competence. 93.2% would recommend on the simulated training, 85% stated an improvement of educative quality. Nevertheless students stayed realistic concerning their operative knowledge. About 65% saw a relevance of learning endoscopic basics for their favorite medical subject. Discussion: Operative novices show a high acceptance of simulated operative education associated with a subjective as well as verifiable improvement of operative competence. A broader implementation of early operative education using simulators should be discussed.
Laparoscopy simulation; Surgical training; Evaluation; Learning curve, Hands-on training
Findeklee S, Solomayer EF, Spüntrup C. Training of Young Medical Professionals: Implementation of Modern Training Concepts Under Consideration of Changing Conditions for Training - A Pilot Project for Surgical Subjects. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3041..