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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Jun 29. pii: S0030-6665(17)30094-4. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2017.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Simulators for Laryngeal and Airway Surgery.

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1
Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital, One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: burns.james@mgh.harvard.edu.
2
Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital, One Bowdoin Square, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
3
Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA.
4
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Emory Voice Center, Emory University School of Medicine, 550 Peachtree Street, Northeast, 9th Floor, Suite 4400, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Abstract

There is growing support from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations for a competency-based evaluation of medical and surgical performance. This is part of the quality movement in health care whereby the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and third-party insurance companies have begun to link reimbursement incentives to positive surgical outcomes. Laryngeal and airway surgery require precise technique and significant mastered skill that can be difficult to obtain during otolaryngology residency training. Simulators are useful for developing laryngeal and airway surgery skills ultimately evaluated in a competency-based manner.

KEYWORDS:

Airway; Larynx; Microlaryngoscopy; Simulation; Virtual reality

PMID:
28669461
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2017.05.003
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