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Artificial ear: A training tool for grommet insertion and manual dexterity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16446558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Under European Working Time Directives, surgical trainees now have to attempt to gain adequate operative experience within newly-restricted working hours. Surgical skills training must therefore increasingly occur outside theatre and away from real patients, in a simulated environment. In ENT, we suggest that instruction and practice of grommet insertion may be greatly facilitated through the use of an artificial ear model, which can be assembled cheaply and quickly. Our 'ear' may also be used for manual dexterity exercises, which have the potential to be developed into validated tests of core ENT surgical skills in the future.
A Leong; S Kundu; P Martinez-Devesa; C Aldren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-14     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of ENT, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence
Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
Middle Ear Ventilation / education*
Motor Skills / physiology*
Otologic Surgical Procedures / education*
Patient Simulation*

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