Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

The Implementation Gap in Laparoscopic Simulation Training

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

DOI

  1. Type V Collagen is Persistently Altered after Inguinal Hernia Repair

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Intraoperative Tumor Perforation is Associated with Decreased 5-Year Survival in Colon Cancer: A Nationwide Database Study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Severe Postoperative Complications may be Related to Mesenteric Traction Syndrome during Open Esophagectomy

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Using virtual-reality simulation to ensure basic competence in hysteroscopy

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Rebound pain following peripheral nerve block anaesthesia in acute ankle fracture surgery: An exploratory pilot study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Simulation-based training in laparoscopy can improve patient safety and efficiency of care, but it depends on how it is used. Research in medical education has moved from demonstrating transferability of simulation training to the operating room to how to best implement it. This study aims to investigate how simulation-based training in laparoscopy has been implemented Scandinavia.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: An online survey was sent out to medical doctors at surgical, gynecological, and urological departments at 138 hospitals in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The questionnaire included questions on respondents' baseline characteristics, opinions, access, and actual use of simulation-based training in laparoscopy.

RESULTS: In total, 738 respondents completed the survey. Of these, 636 (86.2%) of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that simulation-based training in laparoscopy should be mandatory. A total of 602 (81.6%) had access to simulation-based training in laparoscopy. Of the total 738 respondents, 141 (19.1%) were offered structured training courses, 129 (17.5%) were required to reach a predefined level of competency, and 66 (8.9%) had mandatory courses in laparoscopy. In all, 72 (9.8%) had never used simulation-based training in laparoscopy.

CONCLUSION: An implementation gap in laparoscopic simulation-based training still exists in Scandinavia. Simulation equipment is generally available, but there is a lack of structured simulation-based training.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society
Pages (from-to)1457496918798201
ISSN1457-4969
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2018

ID: 56499101