¿Cómo entrenar una habilidad compleja en cirugía?: Evaluación cualitativa de una estrategia basada en simulación
How to train a complex skill in surgery: Qualitative evaluation of a simulation-based strategy

Juan I. Cobián, INSPIRE Simulación Femeba. La Plata, Argentina., Federico Ferrero, Martín P. Alonso, Alberto M. Fontana
2021 Revista Argentina de Cirugía  
Learning complex tasks in surgical requires the coordination and integration of technical and non-technical skills have an impact on the performance of work teams. Objective: The aim of this study is to report the results of a simulation-based educational strategy for training in complex surgical skills considering the participants' perceptions. Material and methods: In 2019, 10 healthcare professionals participated in a 20-hour course divided in 6 hours of online training and 14 hours of
more » ... d 14 hours of onsite training. The strategy designed included the integration of case resolution activities, role-playing, practice with synthetic and virtual simulators and high-fidelity simulation. At the end of the course, a questionnaire was administered to explore participants' perceptions on what they had learned and on their attitude changes. Results: Fifty percent of the participants perceived their skills and knowledge improved at the end of the course compared with their perception at the beginning of the course while 80% perceived the impact of the course on their professional activity was good or excellent. All the participants agreed with the need for improving non-technical skills. The experience was rated as positive or very positive by all participants, who were eager to repeat it. Conclusion: The participants' perceptions of this educational program demonstrates that this method is highly accepted. Raising awareness of non-technical skills during the reflection stage suggests the need for changes in attitude and in self-perception of efficacy. We believe that simulation-based training offers the possibility of improving the overall performance of the surgical team. Future studies should focus on this goal.
doi:10.25132/raac.v113.n1.1569.ei fatcat:gy3i4rpf6jav7oc4urek7vvbgq