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Hybrid simulation: bringing motivation to the art of teamwork training in the operating room
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1457-4969, Vol. 103, no 4, 232-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background and Aims: Crew resource management-based operating room team training will be an evident part of future surgical training. Hybrid simulation in the operating room enables the opportunity for trainees to perform higher fidelity training of technical and non-technical skills in a realistic context. We focus on situational motivation and self-efficacy, two important factors for optimal learning in light of a prototype course for teams of residents in surgery and anesthesiology and nurses. Material and Methods: Authentic operating room teams consisting of residents in anesthesia (n = 2), anesthesia nurses (n = 3), residents in surgery (n = 2), and scrub nurses (n = 6) were, during a one-day course, exposed to four different scenarios. Their situational motivation was self-assessed (ranging from 1 = does not correspond at all to 7 = corresponds exactly) immediately after training, and their self-efficacy (graded from 1 to 7) before and after training. Training was performed in a mock-up operating theater equipped with a hybrid patient simulator (SimMan 3G; Laerdal) and a laparoscopic simulator (Lap Mentor Express; Simbionix). The functionality of the systematic hybrid procedure simulation scenario was evaluated by an exit questionnaire (graded from 1 = disagree entirely to 5 = agree completely). Results and Conclusions: The trainees were mostly intrinsically motivated, engaged for their own sake, and had a rather great degree of self-determination toward the training situation. Self-efficacy among the team members improved significantly from 4 to 6 (median). Overall evaluation showed very good result with a median grading of 5. We conclude that hybrid simulation is feasible and has the possibility to train an authentic operating team in order to improve individual motivation and confidence.

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2014. Vol. 103, no 4, 232-236 p.
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Simulation, surgical training, education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98858DOI: 10.1177/1457496913516897ISI: 000345705900003OAI: diva2:791787
Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-01-27 Last updated: 2015-03-02Bibliographically approved

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