International Journal of Academic Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 10--13

Republication: An inexpensive solution for laparoscopic simulation


Dorothy A Sparks, Daniel M Chase, William S Lee 
 Department of Surgery, Northside Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Youngstown, OH, USA

Correspondence Address:
Daniel M Chase
Department of Surgery, Northside Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 500 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44505
USA

Teaching residents the art of laparoscopy is one of the most important and most difficult tasks of any surgical residency. The disorientation of working in a small enclosed space with a modified field of vision and limited tactile feedback requires repetition and practice to overcome. Many hands-on hours are required to become proficient. Laparoscopic trainers have allowed for training outside of the operative setting, but they are notoriously expensive. Fortunately, with the advent of inexpensive camera technology, a very serviceable laparoscopic trainer can be built with household tools for <$150 USD. Here, we describe how to construct such a device. Although simulation is never truly representative of the surgical experience, it provides a safe environment for residents to hone their laparoscopic skills. The construction and use of low-cost laparoscopic training boxes such as ours allow surgical residents to gain valuable laparoscopic skills at minimal expense. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Practice based learning and improvement, Systems based practice. Republished with permission from: Sparks DA, Chase DM, Lee WS. An inexpensive solution for laparoscopic simulation. OPUS 12 Scientist 2008;2(5):1-3.


How to cite this article:
Sparks DA, Chase DM, Lee WS. Republication: An inexpensive solution for laparoscopic simulation.Int J Acad Med 2016;2:10-13


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Sparks DA, Chase DM, Lee WS. Republication: An inexpensive solution for laparoscopic simulation. Int J Acad Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 24 ];2:10-13
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