Tag Archive for ‘simulation training’

Technology for teaching: New tools for 21st century surgeons

This article describes how advances in computer technology, video cameras, and smart phones are revolutionizing surgical training and highlights the educational benefits of simulated training and telementoring.

First-place essay—revolution: Surgical training: Time for a revolution

Competency should be measured not by demonstrating recall of management algorithms, argues the author of this essay, but rather by the ability to adapt to evolving recommended practices and technology.

Second-place essay—revolution: Five-year general surgery residency: Reform or revolution?

Simulation training and a standardized curriculum during the first two years of surgical residency will enhance the surgical training process, according to the author of this essay.

Photo 1: Immersion training allows for the actual intervention at all levels of care. Here an actor is undergoing a cricothyroidotomy by the first responder.  (Anthony LaPorta)

Operating room crisis management leadership training: Guidance for surgical team education

This month’s cover story provides details on how the military medical services and other first responders are using a unique simulation model and other techniques to train personnel to lead in crisis situations. The article also explores the myths regarding performance improvement techniques that are frequently embedded in the culture of high-risk professions, often to their detriment, and suggests ways to address these challenges.

Surgical intensive care unit, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Surgeons lead educational program to improve kidney care in Vietnam

In this article, the authors describe how they used a scholarship from the Vietnam Education Foundation to develop an educational course designed to improve care and outcomes of patients with kidney disease. The evolution of this type of training program and its role in global health care also are presented.

Dr. Sachdeva

Emerging trends in lifelong learning: New directions for ACS surgical education programs

The future of surgical education will involve innovations in telemedicine and immersive instruction, increased emphasis on simulation, and lifelong learning opportunities that are customized to the individual surgeon’s training and knowledge gaps. The learning needs of surgeons can vary greatly, but through state-of-the-art educational programming and training, the ultimate goals of lifelong learning—patient safety and quality of care—are obtainable.

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