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Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2012 Jun;80(6):400-8.

[Use of simulators for the training of resident physicians].

[Article in Spanish]

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Universidad La Salle, Facultad de Medicina, Hospital Angles del Pedregal, DF México. drarredondomerino@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Laparoscopy has had a notable evolution in the last years, being nowadays one of the most common practices in our medical centers. It is indispensable that every surgical specialist develop the necessary skill level to perform this kind of surgery. The ideal way to initiate will be by pelvitrainers that could be virtual or with direct vision.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effect of structured practices in pelvitrainers after 3 days of constant training.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

We studied 15 residents without previous laparoscopy experience, there were announced 6 exercises that were performed for 3 daily hours in 3 consecutive days with a LAPA-PRO(MR) pelvitrainer, the time was taken in every exercise during the first and final day.

RESULTS:

A statistical descriptive and graphical analysis was realized. All exercises presented a significant difference between the times before and after the training. A difference was verified between both averages, no matter the exercise type, which means that the constant training in pelvitrainers offers a major skill acquisition.

CONCLUSIONS:

The pelvitrainer is a viable tool for the development of laparoscopic skills across the accomplishment of structured practices in medical students without a previous surgical experience.

PMID:
22826968
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