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The future of patient safety : surgical trainees accept virtual reality as a new training tool

Rosenthal, Rachel and Gantert, Walter A. and Hamel, Christian and Metzger, Jürg and Kocher, Thomas and Vogelbach, Peter and Demartines, Nicolas and Hahnloser, Dieter. (2008) The future of patient safety : surgical trainees accept virtual reality as a new training tool. Patient safety in surgery, Vol. 2. p. 16.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6005535

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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The use of virtual reality (VR) has gained increasing interest to acquire laparoscopic skills outside the operating theatre and thus increasing patients' safety. The aim of this study was to evaluate trainees' acceptance of VR for assessment and training during a skills course and at their institution. METHODS: All 735 surgical trainees of the International Gastrointestinal Surgery Workshop 2006-2008, held in Davos, Switzerland, were given a minimum of 45 minutes for VR training during the course. Participants' opinion on VR was analyzed with a standardized questionnaire. RESULTS: Fivehundred-twenty-seven participants (72%) from 28 countries attended the VR sessions and answered the questionnaires. The possibility of using VR at the course was estimated as excellent or good in 68%, useful in 21%, reasonable in 9% and unsuitable or useless in 2%. If such VR simulators were available at their institution, most course participants would train at least one hour per week (46%), two or more hours (42%) and only 12% wouldn't use VR. Similarly, 63% of the participants would accept to operate on patients only after VR training and 55% to have VR as part of their assessment. CONCLUSION: Residents accept and appreciate VR simulation for surgical assessment and training. The majority of the trainees are motivated to regularly spend time for VR training if accessible.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe > Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (Oertli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe > Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (Oertli)
UniBasel Contributors:Hamel, Christian Tobias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:BioMed Central
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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