Training in cardiothoracic surgery: the role for simulation

Authors

  • Hina Inam Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hajra Arshad 5th Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Usama Waqar 5th Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syeda Maria Ahmad Zaidi 5th Year MBBS Student, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Shaheer Ahmed 4th Year MBBS Student, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.10049

Keywords:

Surgery, Patient simulation, Simulation training, High fidelity simulation training

Abstract

Adequate cardiothoracic surgical training is essential for provision of quality care to patients. In recent years, simulation-based training has been advocated as an adjunct to traditional surgical training. Advances in simulation technology has resulted in many low- and high-fidelity simulators being employed in cardiothoracic surgical training. Such models allow trainees to practise an array of realistic full-length procedures in a safe and controlled environment, with the window to make mistakes and consider them learning points. There is significant evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of cardiothoracic surgery simulation in improving surgical skills and operating room performances in addition to building confidence among trainees. However, owing to the high financial cost of arranging it, simulation-based training is not widespread in low- and middle-income countries, including Pakistan.

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Published

2024-06-28

How to Cite

Inam, H., Arshad, H., Waqar, U., Zaidi, S. M. A., & Ahmed, S. (2024). Training in cardiothoracic surgery: the role for simulation. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(7), 1316–1320. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.10049

Issue

Section

Review Article