Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blinded, randomised, controlled trial
Virtual reality surgical simulators have proven value in the acquisition and assessment of laparoscopic skills. In this study, we investigated skill transfer from a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator into the operating room, using a blinded, randomised, controlled trial design. Surgical trainees using the LapSim System performed significantly better at their first real-world attempt at a laparoscopic task than their colleagues who had not received similar training, as measured independently by a number of expert surgical observers using four criteria.
|Authors||Cosman, P. H.;Hugh, T. J.;Shearer, C. J.;Merrett, N. D.;Biankin, A. V.;Cartmill, J. A. :|
|Publisher Name||Stud Health Technol Inform|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17377238|