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Basic surgical skills training: Does it work?
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PMID:  21299510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background and Aim:  We assessed the RANZCOG Basic Surgical Skills Workshop (BSSW) with regards to trainees' basic knowledge and skill using a laparoscopic pelvi-trainer. Methods:  First-year trainees answered a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) and performed timed simulated laparoscopic exercises with a pelvi-trainer before completing a 2-day workshop. Assessment was repeated following the workshop, at 6 months and 5 years. Results:  MCQ results improved immediately after the workshop (baseline 16/34 vs post-course 23/34; P = 0.0001) declined at 6 months (post-course 24/34 vs 6 months 20/34; P = 0.009) with no change at 5 years (20/34 at 5 years). The time to complete both the simple and the complex laparoscopic exercises improved significantly following the workshop (simple: baseline 30 s, post-course 23 s; P = 0.008, complex: baseline 219 s, post-course 145 s; P = 0.0001) and was maintained at 6 months (simple: post-course 22 s, 6 months 23 s; P = 0.644, complex: post-course 124 s, 6 months 125 s; P = 0.958), but the time to complete the simple exercise was no better at 5 years and the time to complete the complex exercise was increased at 5 years (6 months 115 s, 5 years 172 s, P = 0.023). Conclusions:  First-year trainees' basic knowledge of electrosurgery, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy and the time to perform skills on a laparoscopic pelvi-trainer improved after a BSSW but there was no further improvement at 5 years.
Authors:
Juliette Koch; Sarah Clements; Jason Abbott
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Affiliation:
Department of Reproductive Medicine Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Royal Hospital for Women Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Women's and Children's Health, Level 1 Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.
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