Journal article

Development of a knowledge, skills, and attitudes framework for training in laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Iliana Harrysson, Louise Hull, Nick Sevdalis, Ara Darzi, Rajesh Aggarwal

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The implementation of duty-hour restrictions and a heightened awareness of patient safety has changed resident education and training. A new focus has been placed on high-yield training programs and simulation training has naturally grown to fill this need. METHODS: This article discusses the development of a training framework, knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and the design of a surgical simulation curriculum. Five residents were recruited for a pilot study of the curriculum. RESULTS: A successful framework for curriculum development was implemented using laparoscopic cholecystectomy as the example. The curriculum consisted of classroom and virtual reality simulation training ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Hull and Sevdalis are affiliated with the Imperial Center for Patient Safety and Service Quality (www.cpssq.org), which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, UK. Aggarwal is affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Clinician Scientist Award from the National Institute of Health Research, UK. Harrysson is affiliated with Stanford School of Medicine and was funded my Stanford School of Medicine.