Simulation in vascular access surgery training.

Widmer, Lukas Werner; Schmidli, Jürg; Widmer, Matthias; Wyss, Thomas Rudolf (2015). Simulation in vascular access surgery training. Journal of vascular access, 16(Suppl9), pp. 121-125. Wichtig 10.5301/jva.5000372

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Rapidly growing technical developments and working time constraints call for changes in trainee formation. In reality, trainees spend fewer hours in the hospital and face more difficulties in acquiring the required qualifications in order to work independently as a specialist. Simulation-based training is a potential solution. It offers the possibility to learn basic technical skills, repeatedly perform key steps in procedures and simulate challenging scenarios in team training. Patients are not at risk and learning curves can be shortened. Advanced learners are able to train rare complications. Senior faculty member's presence is key to assess and debrief effective simulation training. In the field of vascular access surgery, simulation models are available for open as well as endovascular procedures. In this narrative review, we describe the theory of simulation, present simulation models in vascular (access) surgery, discuss the possible benefits for patient safety and the difficulties of implementing simulation in training.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

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Schmidli, Jürg; Widmer, Matthias and Wyss, Thomas Rudolf


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Daniela Huber

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11 Feb 2016 10:26

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07 Feb 2017 16:35

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