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A new endoscopic simulator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11085480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trainees need to perform a certain number of endoscopic procedures to achieve competence. Training on simulators is advantageous because it reduces the number of potentially life-threatening critical mistakes. The change in medical practice that limits education time and patient availability, and the increase in medical legal awareness, have contributed to the greater use of simulators in medical training and education. Simulators are of three types: mechanical, animal, and computer based. Progress in computer technology is expected to promote computer-based simulators. At present, the computer-based simulator is helpful in teaching upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, for diagnostic and some therapeutic procedures. It has been used at workshops and live demonstrations performed during endoscopic meetings. It is predicted that with further technological improvement, training on simulators will become obligatory before performing on humans.
S Bar-Meir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-07     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  898-900     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal*
Equipment Design

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