Introducing a laparoscopic simulation training and credentialing program in gynaecology: An observational study

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Janssens, Sarah, Beckmann, Michael and Bonney, Donna. (2015) Introducing a laparoscopic simulation training and credentialing program in gynaecology: An observational study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 55(4), pp. 374 - 378. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12355
AuthorsJanssens, Sarah, Beckmann, Michael and Bonney, Donna
Abstract

Aims
To describe the implementation of a laparoscopic simulation training and credentialing program for gynaecology registrars.
Materials and Methods
A pilot program consisting of protected, supervised laparoscopic simulation time, a tailored curriculum and a credentialing process, was developed and implemented. Quantitative measures assessing simulated surgical performance were measured over the simulation training period. Laparoscopic procedures requiring credentialing were assessed for both the frequency of a registrar being the primary operator and the duration of surgery and compared to a presimulation cohort. Qualitative measures regarding quality of surgical training were assessed pre‐ and postsimulation.
Results
Improvements were seen in simulated surgical performance in efficiency domains. Operative time for procedures requiring credentialing was reduced by 12%. Primary operator status in the operating theatre for registrars was unchanged. Registrar assessment of training quality improved.
Conclusions
The introduction of a laparoscopic simulation training and credentialing program resulted in improvements in simulated performance, reduced operative time and improved registrar assessment of the quality of training.

Keywordscomputer simulation; credentialing; education; gynaecology; laparoscopy
Year2015
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Journal citation55 (4), pp. 374 - 378
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN0004-8666
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12355
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84938592107
Page range374 - 378
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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Place of publicationAustralia
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