Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blinded, randomised, controlled trial

P. H. Cosman, T. J. Hugh, C. J. Shearer, N. D. Merrett, A. V. Biankin, J. A. Cartmill

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume125
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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